Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps

About Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps

Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps is a beloved and sought-after program for college graduates who want to experience a diverse and vibrant gap year with a nonprofit organization. Since 1994, our AmeriCorps members have served more than 18.6 million hours of service to tackle affordable housing needs in communities across the US. On any given day, you can find our AmeriCorps members, in sync with mentors, literally putting up walls to build homes, or rallying communities to #GetThingsDone. If you share our values and our enthusiasm to extend shiny sets of keys into the palms of families who need a hand up, you’ll have a fulfilling year with #HabitatAmeriCorps.


U.S. Government Relations Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“I loved the friendly, down-to-earth staff, and the wonderful work I was contributing to! As a U.S. Government Relations Intern for Habitat for Humanity International, I worked on various projects that helped produce tools and resources that progressed advocacy efforts to achieve affordable and adequate housing, and raised greater awareness on the severity of the housing crisis, an issue I care very much about. As an intern, I also attended meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill, and was able to see Members of Congress, such as members of the Squad, I never expected to be in front of. This internship undoubtedly reinforced my passion and interest in advocating for affordable housing. Being exposed to the greater Habitat network also reminded me of why I love non-profits and community service. The hard work the staff puts into what they do and the good they are doing for the world, and for the people who need it, was so heart-warming. However, I wouldn't have been able to have this unique internship experience while also gaining more insight into the politics behind legislation if it weren't for the UCDC Program. I highly recommend the UCDC Program ”
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