CASA of Oregon/CCRH Intern

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POSITION: CASA of Oregon/CCRH Intern (One-year, Paid) 
The position is full-time during the summer, and part-time through the rest of the internship period.

WHEN: Internship starts as early as June 1st, 2019 (no later than June 30th), and ends May 31st, 2020. 

The objective of the CCRH internship is to increase staff diversity in the Affordable Housing and Community Development fields by recruiting, training, and retaining interns. At CASA, the intern will be responsible for working with the Family Economic Opportunity Program Director. 


The internship is at CASA of Oregon, located in Sherwood, OR. Travel to California for training purposes (by CCRH) on three occasions is mandatory. Travel is arranged and costs are covered by the program. Additional state-wide travel will be part of the internship program. 

You must be enrolled full-time this academic year (2018-2019) and the following (2019-2020). Priority is given to those completing their junior year or entering their last academic year. 

The following are also strongly considered: 

- The program targets individuals who come from low-income, rural or farm worker backgrounds, People of Color, and bilingual/bicultural individuals

- Desire to pursue a career in nonprofit housing and the community development field

- Demonstrate a commitment to improving quality of life of low income and rural communities

- Hold a valid driver's license, and either own/able to rent a vehicle for work travel 

- Candidate must have a solid understanding of basic math calculations, good writing skills, and knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Outlook, Publisher, etc. 

The California Coalition for Rural Housing is the Internship Program Administrator and coordinates all supplemental program-related activities and trainings. CCRH works with CASA to coordinate the intern’s Work Plan and ensure that all training areas are covered during the internship period. 


 All CCRH interns will undergo basic common training in the field, with a primary focus on the following:
 ● Financial Coaching 
 ● Consumer Lending 
 ● Affordable Housing 
 ● Community Development Leadership Shadowing 

The intern will also have the following opportunities for training and professional development in a directed learning environment (organized by CCRH):

 The Summer Training Institute - a mandatory, one-week intensive training at University of California, Davis & Mid-Winter Training Retreat- a two day skills development retreat where interns can reflect on their experience and gain additional development tools 

 Final Project: Interns will present a housing development project they’ve worked on throughout the year to a mock City Council in Sacramento, to show that their project is feasible and an asset to the community 

 Graduation: Participation in a special graduation ceremony in Sacramento 

 Post-Internship Resources and Employment Opportunities 

Access to a lifelong network of individuals in the community development field 

Find application instructions and materials at:

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 10th, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact

Opportunity Posted Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Apply by Date: 
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
Application Materials: