Who we are:
For 30 years, CSH has changed the lives of people who have been marginalized and are our most vulnerable neighbors by:
• Helping communities create more than 330,000 homes for individuals and families;
• Providing technical assistance and support to communities across the country, including over $1B in capital; and
• Ensuring not only a home but access to the services and supports that people and communities need to thrive.
CSH has proven that supportive housing can change the lives of individuals, families, and communities, it also has created a team of nationally recognized experts who are deeply dedicated to our organization and its goals.
Why we need you:
CSH is seeking an intern to work with the Data and Analytics and Impact Investment teams with in the Strategy and External Affairs (SEA) national unit. The internship will have both a data and analytical component as well as a research and policy impact component. First, the intern will work closely with the D&A Team’s Senior Program Manager and Director to further develop and update CSH’s National Supportive Housing Needs Assessment (www.csh.org/data). Additional tasks will relate to modifying and improving on CSH’s recently launched Racial Disproportionality and Disparity Index (RDDI) tool. This work will include locating publicly available datasets, cleaning data, conducting analysis, and producing visualizations from a variety of datasets all within the human services world. You will gain valuable experience in interpreting human services data, particularly as it relates to equity issues embedded in the housing and homelessness space. There may be opportunities to expand your scope of work within the Data and Analytics unit.
Second, you will work closely with the SEA Director of Impact Investment in order to complete the development of the CSH Thrive Framework and Measurement Model. The Thrive Framework describes the core components of thriving for individuals and families. The intern’s work will include reviewing existing literature and synthesizing the results in order to show the state of the supportive housing field as it relates to key impacts around health, employment, justice, etc. This also includes the identification of key measures and measurement tools that can support organizations in measuring their impact as it relates to key components of thriving. You may also support efforts to build CSH’s research agenda and communicate it to the supportive housing field. The intern will gain valuable experience in defining and measuring impact. There may be opportunities to expand the intern’s scope of work within the Impact Investment unit.
Successful candidates will be comfortable working with, organizing, and analyzing robust datasets and should have experience in Python, R, SPSS, or Stata. Experience with ArcGIS or QGIS, Tableau, and Carto is a plus. Candidates will have interest and experience in academic literature review, synthesis and interpretation, as well as experience and interest in how data and research can inform policy. Further, candidates should have experience or strong interest in working in the racial equity space and in using data to examine disparities. Finally, familiarity with housing and homelessness issues is desired but not required.
Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.
CSH is proud that it has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer