Policy Intern, Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives – 2 Openings
Hourly Rate: $15 – $22 per hour
The Seattle Housing Authority, a nationally recognized leader in providing innovative, affordable housing communities, is seeking an Undergraduate- or Graduate-level student with strong analytical and writing skills to work within the Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. The Housing Authority’s agency-wide annual budget is approximately $186 million, with assets of approximately $1 billion, including component units. The agency owns and manages about 8,000 residential units and administers more than 10,000 Housing Choice Vouchers, with a staff of 500 full time employees; it is an independent municipal corporation.
Seattle Housing Authority’s newly formed Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives has committed to four strategic goals:
- Focus on improving SHA’s operations and service by using Moving to Work (MTW) authority fully and most effectively;
- Ensure that SHA’s Strategic Plan is a “living” guide for decisions, priorities, and measures of success;
- Help SHA become a data driven organization, grounded in solid analysis, so we make well informed and adequately researched choices; and,
- Elevate SHA’s strategic policy issues to an agency-wide focus
Under direct supervision, the Policy Intern position will assist with special projects, research and analysis in support of the Office.
In accordance with the HUD Act of 1968, Section 3 guidelines, first consideration for this internship will be given to students from very-low or low-income households, including current Seattle Housing Authority/Section 3 Residents.
The application process will begin March 9. First review of application materials is scheduled for March 30.
Basic familiarity with office practices and procedures. General analytical skills.
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Further details and the online application can be found here.