Paid Opportunity in Rural Housing with CCRH

Posted On 8 February, 2019

The California Coalition for Rural Housing is actively recruiting
underrepresented students for a one-year paid Internship. Please share the
internship information below with prospective students. They are
recruitment for all majors. Application deadline is March 29, 2019, and
requires a resume, statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation.
Recruiters are especially interested in recruiting Native American students
and are willing meeting students in person.

Please let me know if you would like to coordinate a classroom
presentation. I can work with Cristina Trujillo (
and Gisela Salgado ( to organize a classroom
presentation based on your availability.

Are you community minded? Passionate about making a positive impact in
peoples’ lives? Would you like to learn about the work of nonprofit
organizations building and providing dignified affordable housing in
underserved communities? If so, this opportunity may be the right fit for

The California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) is proud to announce its
22nd Annual Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit
Housing and Community Development. The CCRH Internship Program is a
one-year paid Internship designed to recruit, train, and retain housing
development professionals who enhance inclusion and racial equity within
the Affordable Housing Development field. CCRH member nonprofit
organizations have responded to the need for affordable housing by
building, maintaining and rehabilitating affordable housing complexes in
the rural West since the 1960s.

For over 20 years, this Internship Program has bridged college students
from historically underrepresented rural, farm worker, American Indian
Reservations/Rancherias, and low-income communities to profitable careers
in the affordable housing and community development field.

Interns learn the following leadership and technical skills that can help
in their personal lives and prepare them to jumpstart a career in
affordable housing:

Intricacies of building thriving communities.

How affordable housing complexes are planned, funded, designed and
ultimately built or rehabilitated to house low-income, vulnerable and
ethnically diverse populations.

Different leadership styles via CEO and Executive Director shadowing

Interns further develop their leadership skills and on-the-ground
experience with their host agency through the program’s mandatory
supplemental activities:

One-week Summer Training Institute at UC Davis, CA

2-Day Rural Housing Summit in Monterey Bay, CA or Statewide Affordable
Housing Conference

2-Day Mid-Winter Retreat in Sacramento, CA

2-Day Final Session/Project in Sacramento, CA


Self-motivated and interested in a career that entails using technical,
qualitative, and communication skills in working for social change.
Committed to community development, affordable housing or impacting
low-income and diverse communities. Must be very responsible, detailed
oriented and able to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.

Preference is given to those entering their last year of school -or- recent
college graduates, have an interest in learning about housing development
and want to pursue a career in the nonprofit housing field. Students with
a solid understanding of subjects like college-level math, and different
calculations. Good college-level writing skills and good with Excel.
Students who can demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life
of low-income and underserved communities. All majors are welcome to

A positive attitude is a must. Historically underrepresented college
students from rural, farm worker, American Indian Reservations/Rancherias,
or low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent college graduate. The
Internship Program begins in June 2019 and ends in May 2020. Interns must
commit to the following work schedule: full-time summer 2019, part-time (16
– 20 hrs.) the rest of the academic year until May 2020.

Apply today to get a headstart on your career as you learn and gain
invaluable experience in Affordable Housing and Real Estate
Development. Download
an application from this site or
email to request one. Application deadline is
March 29, 2019.


Thank you in advance,
Angelica Robles-Trinh
Academic Counselor
Educational Opportunity Program
Native American Initiative
Joyal Administration Building 224
Direct 559.278.5405
Front Desk 559.278.1787

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