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Internship Opportunities

Project Management

Posted 12/05/2023

About Homes First:

Vision:  Our vision is one of vibrant communities where everyone has a safe and healthy home they can afford, so that they have hope for a better future

Mission: We believe everyone needs a home to be successful.  Therefore, it is our mission to create and maintain safe, healthy, and affordable rental homes for those who need them most.

Since 1990, Homes First has successfully created affordable rental housing in Thurston and Mason Counties, WA. In 33 years, we have helped close to 5,000 low and very low income community members find safe, clean, and affordable rental housing with a landlord who treats them with dignity and respect. 

Homes First has been experiencing rapid growth as we build upon our existing community housing assets.  Every year, our objective is to make a significant contribution to our region’s basic needs for affordable rental homes.  

Our Homes:

We currently have 56 properties serving almost 300 people a year.  We are currently in the process of adding four more properties to our portfolio and expect to continue this pattern of growth in the coming years.

We provide rentals in single family homes and small multiplex properties, plus shared living for people in recovery, adults with developmental disabilities, youth, veterans, people in court diversion programs, and people exiting Western State Hospital. All shared housing is provided in partnership with local service providers who add case management services for permanent supportive housing.

The Position/Your Role:

Working from our office in Lacey, WA, you will provide support for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. Project management interns support the Project Manager to plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed the entire way. This is all completed within the confines of a Homes First’s goals and vision. Project management interns are needed on a wide variety of projects, including construction and rehab.

The Project Management Intern will report to the Director of Programs and Assets and work closely with the Deputy Director. 

Homes First office hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-4:30pm.  


Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, educational background, volunteer experience, and direct and transferable skills.

Homes First is seeking candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated experience and skills in some, or all, of the following areas:

  • Successful project management interns are detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills.

  • Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment.

  • Working knowledge of Homes First mission, vision, and values (upon training).

  • Bachelor's degree in progress in computer science, business, or a related field

  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively

  • Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices in practice

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful

  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline

  • Basic computer processing skills including MS Office and Google Suites required.

  • Proven flexibility and creativity

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to pass as WA State background check

  • Commitment to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record. You will need to provide your own transportation.

Compensation & Benefits:

Internships with the Homes First are not paid, but offer valuable hands on experience. Course credit may apply.

Homes First will pay mileage when required to travel away from Homes First office.

To Be Considered:

The position is open until filled, with a priority application review deadline of January 30, 2024.

Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis with quick follow up and inteviews.


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Homes First’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity:


We are earnestly invested in dismantling the effects of systemic racism in our community. We are looking for people who are passionate about serving others: dedicated professionals to assist in fulfilling our mission and advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We embrace and practice a high standard of diversity and inclusion and strive for equity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

***No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please. Qualified applicants will be contacted after the completed questionnaire is reviewed.

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