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The public housing policy intern is a part-time position offered for college credit that reports to the executive director of the City of Ashland Housing Authority. The public housing policy intern supports the City of Ashland Housing Authority administration and Board of Commissioners to complete its mission, which is to provide safe, decent, affordable, accessible and sanitary housing for low income individuals and families while managing resources efficiently.  The PHA promotes an environment free from discrimination while supporting autonomous lifestyles for all tenants. Interns assist with reviewing and revising organizational policies. Through the internship, the student will gain a broad overview of the services provided by Public Housing Authorities and gain extensive experience in developing policies to comply with federal regulations. The ideal candidate will be one that is motivated to work independently and is highly attentive to details. The weekly time commitment is negotiable with the best candidate.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities

  1. Create a database of required policies for Public Housing Authorities
  2. Compare the database with existing City of Ashland Housing Authority Policies
  3. Work with the Executive Director and Assistant Director to review and revise policies. May include
    1. Administrative Plan for Section 8 Program
    2. Personnel Policy
  4. Work with Executive Director and Assistant Director To Revise Tenant Documents. May include:
    1. Tenant Lease
    2. Tenant Application
  5. Participate in Board of Commissioners Meeting to Present Updates of Work
  6. Work alongside Ashland Housing Authority staff to learn more about the organization’s services

Essential Job Functions

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and projects

Additional Optional Qualifications

  • Interest in working within the public sector, ideally in public housing

Working Conditions

  • Carrying equipment, up to 15 lbs.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Available for work between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday
  • Intern is required to sign a copy of the City of Ashland Housing Authorities Privacy Policy

Credits
Northland College will determine the appropriate number of credits for the commitment made. Depending on the number of hours the student can commit. A minimum of six (6) hours per week is required, the maximum is negotiable.

Equal Opportunity
As an affirmative action employer, the City of Ashland Housing Authority (AHA) provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining a climate supportive of respect for differences and equality of opportunity. The AHA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service, arrest record or non-program related conviction record. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

It is the policy of the AHA to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact the AHA office at 715-682-7066. Please call 711 if you are hearing or speech impaired and need assistance.

Organization Details

City of Ashland Housing Authority 319 Chapple Avenue Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 Website