Housing Commission Internship Description

Commission Background

BPC recently launched a bipartisan commission to address the nation’s housing policy. The Commission will identify the future housing needs of an increasingly diverse American society as the basis for its work. Policy reform recommendations will focus on the most appropriate way to meet those needs, including views on the most effective role of the federal government in helping to shape the nation’s future housing landscape. The Commission’s work will include a constructive, evidence-based analysis of the effectiveness of the full range of current federal supports to housing.

Housing is an important driver of our national, regional and local economies, and has historically been the single largest source of wealth for most American families. The Commission will craft realistic and actionable policy recommendations that address near-term problems and long-term challenges while recognizing the imperative to restore the country’s long-term fiscal health.

The Housing Commission will be explicitly bipartisan in its design and composition. It will be comprised of leading housing experts, business leaders, former elected officials, academics, and other stakeholders engaged in housing discussions. The Commission expects to begin its work by the end of 2011, and release its recommendations in the first quarter of 2013.

Responsibilities

The intern will work with project staff on writing and research, event planning, monitoring news and Congressional activity, blogging, and communications activities. Specific responsibilities will be determined based on the successful candidate’s interests and Housing Commission’s needs.

Qualifications

  • Must be an enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Efficient worker with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong interest in housing policy, economic, finance, and community development issues