Diversifying Our Field, Nurturing New Leaders

To advance leaders of color in our sector and movement, while removing barriers for a robust pipeline of professional leaders to strengthen our industry — NPH created the Bay Area Affordable Housing Internship Program (BAHIP), one of several NPH initiatives to advance racial equity and inclusion.

This one-year, paid internship program trains low-income college students of color to jumpstart careers in affordable housing development and project management — by pairing each intern with an NPH member host agency, a leading nonprofit affordable housing developer. 

Through hands-on experience, mentorship by leaders of color, and monthly cohort trainings, our impassioned interns come away with the hard skills of real estate development and the soft skills of navigating our industry as a person of color, making BAHIP unique among other programs.

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Background & Purpose

In 2017, BAHIP was created to support NPH’s goals of nurturing talented individuals from diverse communities to enter the affordable housing industry.

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Meet Our Interns

Our BAHIP interns are racially diverse college students who are passionate about serving their communities.

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Experience their Work

Our interns’ work reflects the new skills they acquire from the program based on five competencies of housing project management — from financial pro forma
s and loan closings, to leadership development.

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The BAHIP Network

Our interns are supported by an entire network of housers to help them succeed in the program year and beyond.

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Intern & Host Applications

Our Year 4 (2021-2022) intern application is has now closed. Thank you for applying!

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Please contact our Racial Equity and Inclusion Program Manager, Monica Joe: monica@nonprofithousing.org