Compass Affordable Housing

Sponsor Organization

Compass Affordable Housing

Description

Compass Affordable Housing (CAH) provides housing support services and referrals to the community at large. At each of CAH’s housing communities we provide a Tenant Services program unique to that site to support residents and assist them to maintain their housing and meet their daily needs, regardless of income, while they are living in high quality, affordable housing. We provide community and individualized support services to tenants to access the services they need. The primary function of Tenant Services is to effectively assist and empower low-income and disabled tenants to enhance the quality of their daily lives and to more fully and successfully participate in the social and economic mainstream. Interns from the University of Arizona will participate in orientation and training and will work under the supervision of the CAH Tenant Services Specialist. 

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

Deadlines

At least 2 weeks before the enrollment term.

Internship Description

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT NETWORKING AND PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION DATA MANAGEMENT LOGISTICS DIRECT SERVICES COLLABORATE with Tenant Services team to provide:

  • Life-skills to prevent crisis 
  • Life-skills to respond to crisis
  • Surveying and tracking outcomes   

Purpose of the Internship

The purpose of the internship is to provide students with a first-hand and direct experience with households transitioning from homelessness to economic and household stability. This includes knowing the families, involvement in government funded programs and learning what it takes to be successful implementing the program. Meaningful moments occur when there is first-hand participation with households that achieve success. Interns will learn the methods used to assist families and will experience, first hand, the successes, behavioral changes, and outcomes. This experience has the potential to influence public policy that students may work on in the future and will likely make a long-lasting impact on the student’s perspective of low-income people.

Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm in working with people.
  • Successful completion of the CAH intern application process.
  • Professionalism in dress and behavior.
  • Ability to complete assignments.
  • Good verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Social media and computer proficiency preferred .
  • Ability to commit to six months of part-time internship and meet agreed upon scheduling

How to apply

Please contact CAH at infoCAH@compassaffordablehousing.org for information and an application. Please include a brief introduction and your full name, email and phone number. If you have a resume, please send it.