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Internship at Supportive Housing Communities

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Location: Mecklenburg
Position Type: Internship
Closing Date: December 1, 2021

Supportive Housing Communities

This is an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in the social sciences, social work, research design, statistics and/or chronic homelessness issues to design, implement and present a research study of formerly chronically homeless clients in a permanent supportive housing setting.
Supportive Housing Communities (SHC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate homelessness and human suffering. The organization uses a permanent supportive housing approach, which links permanent, affordable rental housing with access to flexible, voluntary supportive services (case management, mental health/substance use treatment and employment services) to help the formerly chronically homeless maintain stable housing and live in the community. The housing is provided in two SHC-owned complexes and in privately-owned rental units throughout Mecklenburg County. The supportive services are primarily provided by SHC case managers/social workers.

The selected intern will design and implement a survey of SHC clients and SHC programs to ensure that the organization provides the most efficient and effectives services to its clients. The ideal candidate will work with their college/university and the SHC Director of Program Services to design the survey method, instrument and execution.

The ideal candidate will have these professional skills:

• Pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in the social sciences, social work, statistics, business or related field;
• Demonstrated experience in social science survey research;
• Proven knowledge of data collection methods, data analysis tools and statistical applications;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Project will include:
• Design and implementation of a full survey research project, including a clearly defined purpose statement and survey instrument;
• Conduct research of SHC programs in addition to relevant local and national homeless data, programs and best practices;
• Schedule and conduct surveys of SHC clients and staff;
• Collect, record and analyze data using appropriate statistical methods;
• Interpret data analysis results and draw inferences and conclusions;
• Present research results to Director of Program Services, Board of Directors and outside agency partners;
• Collaborate with SHC leadership team and staff to identify next steps based on project results.

Please contact Angela Dreher, Director of Program Services at to set up an appointment to further discuss your interest and to request an application form.