Diversifying Our Field, Nurturing New Leaders
To advance leaders of color in our sector and movement, NPH created the Bay Area Affordable Housing Internship Program (BAHIP), one of several NPH initiatives to advance racial equity and inclusion. BAHIP removes common barriers to opportunity, supporting a robust pipeline of professional and diverse leaders to strengthen our industry.
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.
Check out this quick video to see what BAHIP is all about!