The CHA Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity for college undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a professional environment, build workplace skills and gain meaningful work experience.  The 2017 Summer Internship Program is open to interns who participated in the 2016 Summer Internship Program.  

Application Process 

To apply for the CHA Internship Program, please click on the INTENT TO RETURN link below and follow instructions. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. If I am no longer a CHA resident, am I still eligible to return for the 2017 Summer Internship Program?First preference is given to CHA public housing residents and CHA housing choice voucher program participants.  Please inform us if you are no longer a CHA resident or HCV program participant.

2. Do I have to be in college to apply?
Yes.  Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four-year institution) are eligible; applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 for undergraduates and 2.5 for graduate students.  Please inform us if you have graduated or discontinued enrollment in school since last summer.

3. Is the CHA Internship a paid position?
Yes, the CHA Internships are paid at the rate of $15.00 per hour.

4. Is the CHA Summer Internship Program a full-time internship?
Yes. The Summer Internship Program is full-time, 8 working hours per day/40 hour per week (with exception of Holidays).   Applicants should expect to work Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM – an hour is allocated for lunch.

5. As a CHA Intern, will I work with the same department as last summer?
Interns may be assigned to any CHA departments requesting interns, or to CHA vendor organizations. The Internship program is focused on providing a broad exposure to various aspects of the housing authority, so whenever possible interns will be assigned to a different department to expand their experience.


See below for application deadlines and program dates (may be subject to changes):



Application Posted

March 10, 2017

Application Deadline

March 31, 2017

Notifications of Applicants

Week of May 1, 2017

Duration of the Summer Internship

12 weeks

Start Dates

June 5, 2017


June 5-6, 2017

End Date

August 25, 2017