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Are you a student looking to utilize quantitative, analytic, business, technical, writing, or research skills to generate a tremendous social impact in low-income and low-wealth communities?

Consider an internship at a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) which provides financing for affordable housing, small businesses, critical services such as childcare, healthcare, and education, and consumer financial services in underserved communities throughout the U.S.

Develop tangible and portable skills. Make your impact. Join the opportunity finance field.

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1017 Real Estate Intern Self-Help
Greensboro, NC
Internship Function: Other
Posted: January 24, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

The Real Estate team will be working to advance several Greensboro-based projects in 2017. These include evaluating future phases of development at Revolution Mill and Renaissance Shops, programming and community development opportunities for their surrounding neighborhoods, and coordination opportunities with Self-Help’s branch credit union. The Real Estate Intern's tasks will be related to feasibility research and analysis for commercial real estate development. The intern should be able to complete most of the following types of tasks with minimal training by the supervisor:

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with community groups and Self-Help partners.  The Intern’s work might require participating in community events and gathering information to assist with decision-making.
  • With Self-Help staff, attend and participate in meetings with consultants, tenants or prospective tenants, stakeholders, or community members (i.e. you may prepare prospect lists and help to arrange meetings with local business owners.)
  • Compile and analyze demographic data at regional, city and neighborhood levels.
  • Conduct market research (i.e. propose a building program (types of uses and the amount of floor area for each) based on data that demonstrates area supply, demand, and expected rents)
  • Investigate the financial feasibility of a project by building “back of the envelope” and Excel financial models, where appropriate.
  • Analyze a site for key development considerations (i.e. determine what size of building could be built on a site given the acreage, topographic conditions, zoning or design guidelines, and parking minimums.)
  • Evaluate and synthesize existing community plans in order to inform development strategies for the neighborhoods in which Self-Help works.

Compensation: $13/hour for undergrad student, $14/hour for grad student

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of financing sources for development projects, including debt, equity, and subsidies such as the Historic Tax Credits and the New Markets Tax Credit program.
  • Basic familiarity with the Greensboro/Triad real estate market.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Classroom or working experience conducting market research and analysis for office, retail, and multifamily residential.
  • Classroom or working experience developing pro forma financial models for real estate projects.

Technical Skills:

  • Analytical skillset that allows the intern to consider the broad challenges of urban redevelopment.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, data sources for real estate feasibility studies, and desktop publishing software such as Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with GIS and Google Sketch-up is desired.

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

0917 Real Estate Intern Self-Help
Charlotte, NC
Internship Function: Other
Posted: January 24, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

  • Assist in identifying potential real estate projects in Charlotte.  Identifying and mapping land and lots that are for sale.  Estimating cost to purchase and develop vacant land and lots which will include comparing cost of similar land/lots.  Work with the City of Charlotte and private contractors to cost estimate the infrastructure improvements needed to develop the lots.  Assemble land and lots to create a subdivision of single family homes.  
  • Prepare a write up that identifies the needs, strength and history of the Grier Heights neighborhood.  This will include assembling statistical data that identifies community and economic opportunities from existing and new resources. Update the current Neighbor Action Plan for Grier Heights.
  • Prepare budgets and financial for prospective projects.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Which could include marketing, surveying, canvassing and making presentations.

$13/hour for undergrad student, $14/hour for grad student

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Sensitive to various demographics.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work in a group and individually.  
  • Excellent time management skills.  
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Relationship management skills and ability to interface effectively with all personnel.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong Computer Microsoft Office and analytical skills

 

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

0817 Market Research Intern Self-Help
Wilson, NC
Internship Function: Data and Research
Posted: January 24, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

Intern will be involved in market research centered around increasing the knowledge of the Self-Help Credit Union's mortgage loan products in our community. This project will determine what is needed to maintain and cultivate our home mortgage loans. Research will include reviewing active members with mortgage loans, in order to expand into their network for potential clientele. As well as locate and target potential professional references that can be of service in our mission. In addition, the intern is to gather information about the gaps between our product and our potential target consumer. After accumulation of this data the intern will formulate a plan to reach this untapped potential member base.

Compensation: $13/hour for undergrad student, $14/hour for grad student

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience conducting research
  • Interested in learning about market intelligence
  • Very task-oriented Self-starter
  • Excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

0717 Business Development Intern Self-Help
Kinston, NC
Internship Function: Lending/Investing and Loan Operations
Posted: January 24, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

  • Research markets for Home Lending in the two-county area (Lenoir, Greene), emphasis on African American and Hispanic populations.
  • Build and map contacts and resources in the school's system and PTA organizations. Develop partnerships to make SHCU visible to these groups as a referral source.
  • Build and map contacts and resources in faith based and religious organizations. Develop partnerships and identify opportunities to make SHCU visible to these groups as a referral source.
  • Make presentations on topics like building credit, home buying process at partner's events.
  • For Greene County, identify mid-size and large employers in the area with high concentration of Latino immigrant workers and establish relationships to gain access to employees and make them aware of SHCU services and loan products.
  • For Greene and Lenoir County, Identify soccer league team and locations for games. Explore what potential opportunities for exposure at these venues.
  • Identify and test ways where we can accelerate word of mouth with existing members with specific emphasis in mortgage lending.
  • Document all this work in a way that can be used by anyone else

Compensation: $13/hour for undergrad student, $14/hour for grad student

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have excellent communication skills, be a self-starter, attentive to details and have basic public speaking skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in Power Point and developing power point presentations, Word, Excel.

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

0617 NC Retail Intern Self-Help
Greensboro, NC
Internship Function: Lending/Investing and Loan Operations
Posted: January 12, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

Intern will be primarily responsible for:

  • In conjunction with the Regional Director, Durham Area Manager and Branch Managers conduct research to identify current mission depositors and potential new depositors in each of the our three major markets. Develop a call strategy and tracking mechanism for new mission depositors.
  • In conjunction with the Regional Director, Durham Area Retail Manager and Branch Managers think through new and innovative low cost marketing ideas and strategies to attract mission depositors and document results of internal marketing outreach plan.
  • Along with the Branch Managers of Charlotte, Durham, and Greensboro identify major branch activities occurring on repetitive or consistent basis within the branch.
  • Then prepare written policies and procedures for these major branch retail activities.
  • In conjunction with the senior MSR Supervisor help ensure that major or key policies and procedures are consistently being employed throughout the area branch network and reconcile any differences.
  • Help identify and standardize branch reporting to endure consistent methods in evaluating the performance of each branch.

Requirements:

Technical Skills: 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint 
  • Proficient in research techniques (Six Sigma Or Process Improvement)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Other skills, characteristics, or experiences:

  • Ability to travel periodically to other branches

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

0517 Sustainability/ Western NC Regional Branch Intern Self-Help
Asheville, NC
Internship Function: Other
Posted: January 12, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

Internal

  • Make sure solid waste recycling is working effectively at each Western NC branch (e.g., right-size the pickup of other trash so we don't over-pay for dumpster space or pickup we don't need; educate staff about acceptable materials, ensure bins are in key locations)
  • Review energy data from 2016 lighting projects. Document savings or drill down into variables.
  • Work with Terry Albrecht's group or similar on finding energy opportunities in each WNC branch.
  • Visit each branch and educate staff (one on one) about smart energy habits at work and home.
  • Raise visibility about our radon mitigation loan product among staff.

External

  • Create a short simple member education video on home energy; explain best practices for thermostats and using CFL / LED light bulbs. Maybe add a radon tie-in with health dept. materials.
  • Educate Hood Huggers summer program participants and adult members of Burton Street Community Center about home energy and radon. We could lean on education materials from League of Conservation Voters' "Power Up" campaign.
  • Work with Hood Huggers staff in helping to educate students about sustainable agriculture/basic gardening.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work independently
  • Confidence in public speaking or working one-on-one with students
  • Interest in sustainability and in all matters green

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience in teaching 
  • Experience in gardening 

Other skills, characteristics or experiences:

  • Ability to work comfortably in diverse communities

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

0417 Clean Energy Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Internship Function: Lending/Investing and Loan Operations
Posted: January 12, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

The Clean Energy Intern will help develop Self-Help’s growing capabilities and products focused on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Specifically, the intern will lead the following activities:  

  • Conduct research and analysis of the Community Solar emerging market sector including capital markets and structures, key players, competition, mission impact, and best practices to identify possible opportunities for Self-Help;
  • Analyze Self-Help’s energy lending to date and suggest ways to leverage this experience.
  • Evaluate opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Self-Help’s lending portfolio, focusing across existing sectors, including small business and affordable housing.
  • Write short “success stories” about energy sector loans and work with Self-Help communications staff to post these to our website.
  • Assist in all aspects of origination, closing, and portfolio management for loans for renewable/clean energy generation projects, energy-efficient retrofits and green new construction, including outreach and marketing, research, underwriting, documentation, technical assistance to borrowers, construction management, and monitoring (specific activities depend on the loan pipeline).  

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to work in teams
  • Ability to set priorities and organize competing priorities 
  • Work independently, but be willing to ask questions
  • Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth borrowers and a desire to work in a racially and socially diverse organization
  • Think creatively about how to expand impact and apply lessons learned

Technical Skills:

  • Strong quantitative and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of finance, to include business pro forma; or demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • Have basic working knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies

 

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

0317 SHFCU - Marketing and Communications Intern Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Oakland , CA
Internship Function: Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations
Posted: January 12, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

Self-Help Federal Credit Union seeks an intern to assist in gathering information and creating collateral pieces that document and celebrate our history.  The internship is based in Oakland or San Francisco, CA, and will last 9 weeks and will involve travel throughout California.  During that time, the intern will be expected to gather data, artifacts, and information that will contribute to the creation of legacy shadow boxes at our legacy credit union branches.
Self-Help Federal Credit Union (Self-Help Federal) is a non-profit community development credit union founded in 2008.  Our goal is to serve California’s working class families by building a statewide network of branches in predominantly low-income communities.  While the credit union is itself a fairly young institution, we are growing by combining the operations of local credit unions, and thus have inherited a long, deep and important history of supporting diverse California communities.  www.self-helpfcu.org

Working with the Director of Marketing and Communications, the intern will be asked to research and document the founding and history of 12 credit unions, ranging from Northern California (Butte Country) all the way down to Los Angeles (Wilmington, CA).  In addition to using traditional print and online sources, research will include conducting on-site interviews with branch staff, credit union members, and community organizations.  The intern will use this information to create visual displays/shadow boxes in several credit union branches, in addition to writing copy for marketing and development purposes.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interest in community development, and financial products and services aimed at low-wealth families/communities
  • Marketing interest, including an understanding of fundamental marketing concepts and effective strategies
  • Strong communications skills, including narrative writing
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and manage multiple projects
  • Experience working in diverse socio-economic and multi-cultural environments

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish is desired, but not required

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite – Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Other skills, characteristics or experiences:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Good project management skills that work within deadlines

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

0217 Workplace Wellness Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Internship Function: Human Resources
Posted: January 12, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

In 2017 our intern will help us continue building our workplace wellness program, underway for almost 5 years, but still being refined and adapted. You will work on a mix of project implementation and program design. The Workplace Wellness Intern will bring increased rigor, best practices, and creativity to the design and evaluation of Self-Help’s workplace wellness program, resulting in improved outcomes and participation.

Specifically, he or she will 

  • Evaluate effectiveness and perceptions of wellness practices adopted in Self-Help’s branches during 2016 
  • Assist with deploying additional wellness incentives in branch locations
  • Implement an organization-wide fitness challenge and collect data on participation and effectiveness
  • Identify best practices for deploying standing desks, adaptive keyboards and other office ergonomics measures. Create materials to increase staff awareness of workspace best practices.
  • Recommend options for increasing impact of the Wellness program
  • Identify and evaluate options for tracking voluntary wellness activities among staff
  • Assist in developing a catering wellness and sustainability policy that promotes healthy eating and reduced solid waste when Self-Help events are catered 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Organized 
  • Knowledge of health behaviors and behavior change

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of behavioral economics

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

0117 Mortgage Credit Administration Intern Self-Help
Charlotte, NC
Internship Function: Lending/Investing and Loan Operations
Posted: January 12, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Internship Program:

Self-Help offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s).  Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

Research, organize and help develop compilation of all mortgage operational processes, procedures and regulatory compliance. 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Methodical
  • Organized
  • Ability to understand and sort through complicated processes. 

 

Compensation:
Paid

Timeframe:
Summer

Education Level:
Graduate or Undergraduate

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2017.

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