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Governor's Summer Intern - IHCDA Community Services

Date Posted:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  415619

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


Agency Statement:

About the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA):
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is a quasi-agency of the State of Indiana and is committed to serving the entire spectrum of housing, from homelessness to homeownership. Our charge is to provide housing opportunities, promote self-sufficiency and strengthen communities, in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. To learn more about IHCDA visit us at



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $16.24 an hour, but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


Role Overview:

Interns are exposed to a variety of agency activities and typically have a focus area in which they are assigned. They will complete specific projects and task within that focus area, as well as assist with general office work such as responding to customer and constituent inquiries, meeting preparations, research, etc.

About the Job:

The Community Service intern serves as a part of the Community Services team, which administers funding and program management for organizations serving persons experiencing homelessness in the Indiana Balance of State Continuum of Care. Programs include the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), which provides funding for street outreach, emergency shelters, rapid rehousing, and homelessness prevention; Continuum of Care (COC) funding, which provides funding for rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, HMIS (Homeless Management Information System), and the Coordinated Entry System; and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), which is funding dedicated to the housing needs of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. 

This program is designed to give college students real-world, hands-on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels and much more.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Identify and execute one major project related to agency needs and academic area of study
  • Create, develop, and sustain the programmatic efforts for the assigned discipline
  • Analyze data and feedback to provide recommendations 
  • Partner with other relevant stakeholders to promote and enhance the quality of projects
  • Collaborate with State of Indiana agencies to ensure effective implementation of internal and external initiatives

Examples of projects for the Community Services Intern include:

•    Partner with the Coordinated Entry Coordinator to facilitate expansion of the Coordinated Entry process to all 16 regions in the state
•    Assist IHCDA staff to review and update the CoC website and communication tools with internal and external partners
•    Assist Community Services program staff with CoC continued efforts in the rebalancing work
•    Assist with developing a comprehensive training session
•    Work with the Community Services staff to develop dynamic board training
•    Assist with the development of a board recruitment and succession plan
•    Assist the staff to ensure the goals established in the previous NOFA are being met
•    Assist with training and recruitment of the regional chairs

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
  • Academic work in related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data sets related to discipline 
  • Ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels 
  • Ability to conduct well-informed research
  • Ability to solve complex, critical problems
  • Ability to review and make recommendations on proposed changes to relevant policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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