Intern, Terwilliger Center for Housing (Washington, D.C.)

Intern, Terwilliger Center for Housing

The Urban Land Institute, located in Washington, D.C., has a paid internship opportunity for an outstanding graduate student or recent graduate  in real estate or land use planning.

The mission of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is to expand housing opportunity by leveraging the private sector and other partners to create and sustain mixed-income, mixed-use urban and suburban neighborhoods that incorporate a full spectrum of housing choices. The Center focuses on housing affordability – the creation and preservation of high-quality affordable and workforce housing with compact design, connections to jobs, transit, services and education. The Center achieves its mission through a multifaceted program of work organized into four broad categories:

  • Research and Education
  • Publications
  • Outreach and Recognition
  • Convenings (Conventions and Meetings)

For additional information on ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, please visit

The Terwilliger Center for Housing is seeking a full-time research intern to play a substantive role in carrying out the Center’s goals. The intern will engage in a number of activities related to key initiatives including:

  • Assisting in the program management process for the Terwilliger Center’s annual housing awards program.
  • Identifying prospects and developing case studies of innovative housing developments and policies.
  • Coordinating speakers, content, and logistics for Terwilliger Center webinars and live events.
  • Providing support for research and policy efforts related to Center research projects and publications.
  • Developing substantive content for as well as other activities in service of the Center’s mission.

In addition, the Center will work with the selected intern to identify a particular project that leverages the research interest (including a thesis/capstone topic) of the intern for a Center publication, webinar, or other product.

This position will report to the Center’s program manager, but will work very closely with the entire Center team as well as with other ULI staff.


Strong candidates will be currently enrolled graduate students in real estate, urban planning, or a closely related field, or undergraduates in a related field. Candidates who have recently graduated may also be considered. Candidates must have excellent project management and research capabilities. Strong written, oral, and verbal communication skills are a must.


This internship will be from August/September through December.  Workweeks are 37.5 hours.

Position Details:

  • The internship will be for the Fall semester 2014.  Final dates will be determined with the candidate during the interview process.
  • Hourly wage is commensurate with experience.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

How to Apply:                                              

Please submit your résumé and letter of interest to Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your e-mail.