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Job Title : Policy Communications Intern (NYSAFAH)
Date Posted : November 22, 2017
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NYSAFAH is the trade association for New York’s affordable housing industry statewide. Our over 400 members include for-profit and not-for-profit developers, lenders, investors, attorneys, architects and others active in the financing, construction, and operation of affordable housing. Together, NYSAFAH’s members are responsible for most of the housing built in New York State with federal, state or local subsidies.


NYSAFAH seeks a Winter 2018 intern to assist in the development of a special project. The individual in this role will work with senior NYSAFAH staff to craft a communications strategy and develop materials for an advocacy effort extolling the benefits of affordable housing. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated graduate student interested in learning about affordable housing practice and policies. 


  • Help develop a communications strategy
  • Develop communication materials for advocacy purposes, possibly including PowerPoint presentation, “one pager” handouts, posters, etc.
  • Some administrative work with respect to the campaign, including keeping records of meetings and some scheduling  


  • Graduate student currently enrolled in a program in communications, urban planning, urban studies, policy, real estate, or a related field
  • Tenacity and commitment to follow tasks through to completion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning about affordable housing, urban policy or New York politics

The internship is 15 hours a week and will run for 16 weeks from late January to May. The intern will receive a stipend. 

Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter to Patrick Boyle at patrick@nysafah.org. NYSAFAH is an equal opportunity employer.

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