IHDA Internship Program

IHDA’s Paid Internship Program

If you are interested in healthy communities and ensuring all Illinois residents have a safe and affordable place to call home, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is a great fit for you!

IHDA typically seeks students majoring in* 

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Law
  • Urban planning
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Human Resource
  • Political Science

Program Details and Requirements

  • Internship is a full-time, paid, 10-week program from June to August.
  • Internship is located in downtown Chicago.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.

For questions or more information, contact IHDA’s Human Resources Business Partner, Samarra Exum, at SExum@IHDA.org.

*Please note that needs will vary annually and this will be updated for the 2025 cohort
IHDA Internship Program 1
IHDA Internship Program

I would recommend this program to other students because of the wide variety of areas one can gain experience in, plus the community IHDA has developed is very open, friendly and supportive

IHDA Internship Program 2
IHDA Internship Program

IHDA was a very good first internship experience that has taught me a lot for my future career.

IHDA Internship Program 3
IHDA Internship Program

Everybody at IHDA was so kind and welcoming. They were always there to help.

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2024 IHDA Internship Program Positions

Thank you for your interest in Illinois Housing Development Authority Summer Internship Program. Currently, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 summer cohort.
Please check back in November for open position for the 2025 summer cohort.