Bay Area Housing Internship Program

Now Accepting Intern Applications!!

We are accepting intern applications for our third round of the Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP)! The deadline to apply for the 2020/2021 internship year is Friday, March 6th at 11:59pm. Please review the program description before completing the application. The full application via Word document can be found here. Applicants can also choose to use the online form found here. Please send all attachments and questions to Monica at!

Applicants are welcome to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the program and ask questions about the application process. Webinars will take place on Monday February 3rd at 12pm and Thursday February 13th at 12pm. Please contact Monica at to RSVP for the webinar.


The full application via Word document can be found here.

The deadline to apply for the 2020/2021 internship year is Friday, March 6th at 11:59pm.


NPH leads the Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) with the goal of recruiting young talent from the diverse communities we are serving into the affordable housing development industry. BAHIP launched in late 2017, and we celebrated the first cohort to complete the program in May 2019  and welcomed our second intern cohort this June.

BAHIP interns are diverse students from Bay Area colleges and universities who have a passion for serving their communities through increasing affordable housing opportunities. They are placed at host agencies – leading nonprofit affordable housing developers – for a one-year, paid internship to learn the basics of affordable housing real estate development.

The BAHIP program is one of several initiatives NPH is pursuing to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion in our field so that our industry better reflects the communities we serve and nurtures the next generation of affordable housing development professionals.

Questions? Please contact our Racial Equity and Inclusion Program Manager, Monica Joe:

Meet Our 2019-2020 BAHIP Interns

Kuldeep Birdi

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation


Theresa Do

MidPen Housing


Janaé Gaines

Palo Alto Housing


Leigh Ann Llarena

Mission Housing Development Corporation


Elizabeth Madrigal

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation


Lillian Martin

Eden Housing


Jasmine Pettway

BRIDGE Housing


Sana Rahim

First Community Housing


Christian Torres

EAH Housing

Thank you to our BAHIP funders!


BAHIP internship applications have closed for this year. Please sign up for the NPH e-newsletter to hear when applications for the 2020-2021 program year are open. Information sessions will be held at Bay Area college campuses in late 2019 and applications will open in January 2020. 

If you would like to invite a BAHIP representative to host an informational session at your school, please contact Monica Joe at


If you would like to host one of our amazing interns for the 2020-2021 program year, please contact Monica Joe at

Host agencies are required to attend an information session with NPH, which will be held in November/December. Host agency applications will open in November 2019 and selections will be finalized in January 2020. Click here to view host agency FAQs.


Recruiting and incorporating talented individuals from the diverse communities we are serving into the affordable housing industry is vitally important for the credibility and sustainability of our mission and our work. Dozens of key leaders in the affordable housing development industry throughout the Bay Area have come together during various forums since 2016 to discuss and strategize on the issue of creating more diversity and inclusion at our agencies. This dialogue has repeatedly confirmed the need to create an affordable housing internship program to build the talent pool for entry level affordable housing development professionals at our agencies, and reflect the communities that we serve.

BAHIP builds on NPH’s history of commitment to addressing diversity in the affordable housing field. In 1993, under the leadership of Dianne J. Spaulding, NPH launched the Fellowship Program for People of Color in Non-Profit Housing Development, which conducted two 18-month training cycles and placed twelve fellows. NPH continues to work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in the affordable housing industry through BAHIP and other initiatives. 

In the development of our BAHIP program, we’ve had the good fortune to be able to model our program after the highly successful Rural West Internship Program of the California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH). Since 1998, this program has graduated 170 interns, more than half of whom have stayed in the housing field. Our BAHIP interns also train together with the Rural West interns at their Summer Training Institute and Mid-Winter retreats.

BAHIP is part of a larger strategy NPH is pursuing to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry. NPH has hosted several dialogues and programs with the eventual goal of creating and implementing a sector-wide action plan to increase racial equity in our organizations and in our work. 

ELPN – A Partner Program

NPH’s Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) also supports the BAHIP alumni and complements the BAHIP program in the goals of increasing the recruitment and retention of diverse new talent in the field. ELPN is made up of over 150 emerging housing professionals who build capacity and leadership through training and events. ELPN is an important source behind crafting relevant training curriculum and content for the internship and establishing a wider network for interns to plug into during the program, and a network that they can continue to be a part of on completion of the program.