The CHA Student Internship Program provides a unique chance for CHA residents/Housing Choice Voucher family members who are college undergraduate and graduate students to gain invaluable professional experience by building skills and gaining workplace exposure through a quality summer learning opportunity.

Application Process 

To apply for the CHA Internship Program, please click on the APPLICATION link below and follow instructions. 

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION:  NOW CLOSED FOR 2016 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

FACT SHEET

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. Do I have to be a CHA resident to apply?
First preference is given to CHA public housing residents and CHA Housing Choice Voucher program participants.

2. Do I have to be in college to apply?
Yes.  Currently enrolled students in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) are eligible; applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 for undergraduates and 2.5 for graduate students.

3. Is the CHA Internship a paid position?
Yes. CHA interns are paid $15.00 per hour.

4. Is the CHA Summer Internship Program a full-time internship?
Yes. The Summer Internship Program is full-time for 8 working hours per day/40 hours per week.   Applicants should expect to work Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM – an hour is allocated for lunch.

5. As a CHA Intern, where will I work?
Interns may be assigned to any CHA departments requesting interns, or to CHA vendor organizations. The program is focused on providing a broad exposure to various aspects of the housing authority.

Timeline 

For application deadlines and program dates (may be subject to changes), please see below:

 Activity

Dates

                      Application Posted

March 4, 2016

                     Application Deadline

March 31, 2016

                              Interviews

Begins April 18, 2016

                  Notifications of Applicants

Week of May 2, 2016

                             Start Dates

June 6, 2016

                              Orientation

June 6-7, 2016

                                 End Date

August 26, 2016