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Research and Policy Intern

Firm Name
Enterprise Community Partners
Firm Location
Atlanta, GA
Firm Website


Job Description Summary

Enterprise Community Partners, Southeast Market, seeks a program and research intern for to support our policy and programmatic efforts. This position is available in our Atlanta office and will have the opportunity to learn about the affordable housing field through a variety of projects. In addition, there is significant opportunity to attend virtual events and meetings and network with other affordable housing professionals.
Job Description


State & Local Policy

Attend virtual or in-person legislative meetings for Atlanta City Council and other applicable meetings of state and local governments, as necessary, and provide a summary of housing related content to the Southeast team;

Provide research and analysis on relevant polices, as requested;

Participate in the advocacy strategy to implement a dedicated revenue source for housing in Georgia;

Assist with coordinating coalition meetings with policy partners; and

Additional assistance with internal programs for the Southeast team, as requested.


Support the development and launch of the Southeast Preservation Next Academy through content development, outreach support, and training delivery support.

Support the Preservation Next capital product pilot through owner outreach, project review, and research

Support Metro Atlanta Preservation Strategy development through meeting participation and support, presentation development, and best practice research.

Faith Based Development Initiative (FBDI)

Research and Case Making – Around the Context and Need

Assist with continuing to define the scale and urgency of the affordable housing problem that houses of worship can play a role in helping to solve in our targeted area.

Develop Case Studies/Presentations that can be utilized to inform and garner additional funding support for the FBDI. The case studies should lay out clearly the issues, opportunities and roadmap for successful interventions through the FBDI.

Technical Assistance Cohort and Webinars Planning

Assist with FBDI Intake Form process that is used to generate leads and prioritize outreach.

Assist with conducting and collecting organizational assessments completed by houses of worship to strengthen their ability to seek funding and Enterprise’s ability to assist them.

With staff, help coordinate and implement the FBDI Technical Assistance Cohorts (Atlanta and South Florida) including the FBDI Webinar Series, in order to educate and provide TA to houses of worship.


An undergraduate degree is preferred.

This is an entry level opportunity; however, candidates should have some research and analysis experience through coursework or related work. A 1-3 page writing same is requested.

Interest in local housing policy and advocacy;

Strong research, writing and presentation skills;

Self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and as a team player; and

Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Job Details

Job Type
Paid Y/N

Contact Information

Contact Name
Sara Haas
Contact Email
The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.
Job Category:
Community Development, GIS, Housing, Internship, Land Use, Real Estate
Job Sector:
Non Profit