Enterprise Community Partners Intern

Internship Posting
Enterprise Community Partners, Denver Office


About Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise)
Enterprise improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We
bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact
of local affordable housing development. Our mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderateincome
people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Over more than 30 years,
Enterprise has created nearly 380,000 homes, invested $28.9 billion and touched millions of lives.
Our Denver market works closely with local nonprofits and affordable housing organizations to
promote equitable community development in the seven-county metro Denver region. Metro Denver’s
rapid transit expansion provides ample opportunity for Enterprise to advocate for inclusive station areas
and greater mobility for all riders. We fund intensive workshops and financing strategies designed to
build partners’ capacity to address homelessness in metro Denver through the development of
permanent, supportive housing.


Our priorities are to:
• Collaborate with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Colorado Division of
Housing, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and local housing departments and housing
authorities to create affordable homes in thriving Denver-area communities.
• Strengthen capacity of local affordable housing developers and community development corporations
through grant support and technical assistance.
• Invest Denver Regional TOD Fund capital toward the acquisition of transit-accessible property for
preservation and future development of affordable housing and community facilities.
• Partner with other nonprofits, businesses and public agencies in Mile High Connects to bring better
opportunities to residents through transit.
• Bring support and programs to underserved populations and communities through:
• Equitable transit-oriented development along high-frequency transit corridors
• Innovative neighborhood revitalization strategies in Sun Valley in collaboration with the Denver
Housing Authority
• Permanent supportive housing and assertive community treatment services for chronically
homeless individuals in Denver
• State and local resources for the production or preservation of affordable housing across the
Metro Denver region


Since 1986, Enterprise has been investing in affordable housing and community development
corporations in the Denver region, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas
and Jefferson counties. We have brought nearly $363 million in grants, loans and equity to finance the
creation or preservation of 8,430 homes and awarded $3.9 million in capacity-building grants to 35
nonprofit organizations.

Job Description
The Intern will assist will focus on supporting the “50/150 program,” an innovative effort to create a
public private sector partnership offering reduced cost transit fares to low-income people in the Denver
region. Within this effort, the Intern will support investor outreach, relationship management, create
materials for meetings and presentations, support communications and support activities necessary to
launch the program.
In addition to the “50/150 program,” the internship will be tailored to meet the programmatic interests
of the Intern, with additional responsibilities potentially including:
• Supporting reporting and other management activities of the Denver Regional TOD Fund
• Coordinating research and preparing presentations for a new program focused on connection
public schools and affordable housing
• Supporting social media, website development and organizational communications
• Support national transit-oriented development programs including researching and writing
about best practices for national distribution


Requirements
The Intern should have excellent oral and written communication skills. The Intern should also have
strong computer, research and analytical skills. The Intern should be passionate, self-motivated and
eager to learn and contribute. The Intern will be expected to juggle multiple responsibilities at the same
time, requiring him/her to be organized and able to manage his/her time. The Intern should be able to
work in a team-oriented setting and, ideally, enjoy being part of a team. Experience with fundraising
and/or working in or with public sector agencies preferred but not required. Candidates who welcome
working with individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences would best fit this
position.


Other Description
The internship is scheduled to begin on May 22, 2017. Options exist for a summer commitment or a
commitment through the end of 2017. Compensation is estimated to be $20.00 per hour, with a
minimum of 25 hours required per week, and flexibility to offer more hours if desired. The intern is
required to primarily work at the Denver office, with a workstation and lap top computer provided.
Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume via the Enterprise Community
Partners website. Questions can be submitted to Melinda Pollack, mpollack@enterprisecommunity.org.
Email communication is preferred.

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