Internship Opportunity

Role Description:

The Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society (ENFHS) Internship enables university students to gain valuable hands-on experience in the non-profit affordable housing sector and planning, development, housing policy and engagement. Project assignments will allow the intern to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to supplement their academic experience. The internship is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to “real world” planning problems in developing affordable housing and to understand the perspectives and operations of the non-profit housing sector. The experience will help build skills and knowledge transferable to the intern’s chosen career path, whether in the public, private or non-profit sectors.

The internship start date is May 1, 2023 – August 25, 2023, and is negotiable. Work will occur remotely and in person at least one day a week from ENFHS’s head office in Vancouver. The intern can also work in person at ENFHS’s head office for additional days a week or full-time.

Hours of Work:



$25 per hour

Key Responsibilities:

Interns will be working with and mentored by the CEO, a certified professional planner with over twenty years of experience in planning, engagement, public and non-profit sectors, and funding and financing. The intern will also work directly with diverse consultants, non-profit and private sector partners, funders, investors, and community members. They will also be invited to participate in staff gatherings and site visits.

The internship will provide training on the development process, project management, non-profit decision-making, and board governance. The intern will also offer an opportunity to take additional training from the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) to further their understanding of the affordable housing sector and attend the BCNPHA RENT Vancouver conference on May 25.

Examples of project assignments include:

  • Strategic Real Estate Portfolio Plan
  • Partnership and Amalgamation Plan
  • Affordable Housing Community Bond Project
  • Resident Engagement Plan
  • Supporting the project management of current development projects
  • Supporting the response to affordable housing Requests for Proposals

We are open to working with the intern to determine the projects and activities best fit their interests and learning objectives.

What You Bring:

To apply to the internship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Students pursuing post-secondary education. This position is most suitable for students in a Masters/Post-Graduate program or their final year of undergraduate studies. Students pursuing a certificate or diploma program are also encouraged to apply.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing work.

ENFHS supports and prioritizes gender equity and the development of leaders from equity-deserving groups and those with lived experience. We encourage women, gender-diverse groups, Indigenous, people of colour, people with a physical disability and those with lived experience in social or co-op housing to apply.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2023

Interviews: Friday, April 21, 2023 (MS Teams or in person)

Internship Dates: May 1, 2023 – August 25, 2023 (negotiable)

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in PDF format:

  1. Completed application form  2023 ENFHS Internship Program & Application Form
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Writing sample (2 -3 pages)

Please put “Internship 2023” in the subject line, and address it to Lilian Chau, CEO at HR@ENFHS.CA.

Please Note: All applications and supporting documentation must be completed before the application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Two references are required for all interviewed candidates.