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2806 Development Intern - Durham, NC

The Organization:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at, and

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brown-bag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Self-Help is seeking a Development Intern to join our project management team in Durham for the summer. The Development Intern will be responsible for supporting a Development Associate in ongoing real estate development activities, internal record-keeping and organization for reporting, and new business development efforts. This internship will be particularly well suited for a positive, motivated and well-organized person with a n interest (but not necessarily experience) in community real estate development.

Essential Responsibilities:
Evaluate current tenant mix for impact reporting.
Create and organize payment schedules through the analysis of financial projections.
Assist business development team in identification of potential developmental partners in communities outside Self-Help's current footprint.
Support Development Associate in the development and sale of affordable single-family housing. Identify potential tenant partners in locations such as Rocky Mount (NC) and Jacksonville (FL).
Analyze financial feasibility of commercial development projects.
Research placemaking interventions and providers for Revolution Mill campus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate student, recent graduate, or at least in the third-year of an undergraduate degree program.
Demonstrated interest in community development- through classes and/or extracurricular activities.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Strong organizational skills.
An enthusiasm for learning- and a proficiency at distilling complex concepts in communication.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Willingness to travel in North Carolina up to 2 (two) days per week. Mileage is applicable will be reimbursed.

Desired Qualifications:
Pursing a degree in a relevant field is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of a manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally life and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation: TBD


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to  with the internship title as the subject by February 25, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.