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Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in financing affordable housing and community development lending. We are currently recruiting Graduate and Undergraduate college students to work with us this summer. The Student Technical Assistant classification is used to hire college students for temporary positions. 

College Transcripts are required to verify coursework completion and current enrollment.



(Summer 2016)

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706. Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters Office is located in Prince George's County at the New Carrollton Metro stop.


Maryland Department of Housing and Community Developing is currently recruiting Student Technical Assistant positions to hire college students for several temporary summer internship positions within the Department. This great opportunity is for graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in college who are passionate about our mission and committed to the work at Department to make a difference. This internship will provide a meaningful experience to students by assigning special projects and hands-on-experience in our professional work environment.

In the supplemental questionnaire section of the application, please indicate the positions that would interest you based on your field of study and future career goals.

We currently have opportunities in the areas of:

Finance and Accounting

The finance intern will primarily provide support in the capital budget submission process inclusive of data extraction/compilation, verification and scheduling. Job Duties will include utilizing the State’s accounting system (FMIS) and report generator (WebFocus), compiling data and creating schedules regarding current fiscal year capital encumbrances and expenses by program, verification of previously submitted encumbrance/expense data, compiling and updating data regarding prior fiscal year appropriation encumbrances and expenses, scheduling current and five prior fiscal years’ encumbrances by program and appropriation. As the data can be compiled using different methods, the intern will also assess the methods to determine which is the most efficient compilation methodology and provide recommendations.

Division of Credit Assurance Analysis and Reporting

The analysis and reporting intern will provide support by updating the Multifamily Asset Management’s Risk Rating report using Microsoft Excel, assisting by analyzing and updating multifamily financial reports. Types of reports include financial statements (operating, budget and annual audits), property inspections (physical and administrative) and analytical reports using the Multifamily Asset Management database and Microsoft Excel. This position will provide support by updating the Multifamily Asset Management’s Policy and Procedures Manual using Microsoft Word, and will assist by reviewing multifamily loan documents and property fact sheets using Docushare and the Multifamily database. The intern may participate in scheduled staff meetings, training sessions, inspections and other duties as assigned.

Housing and Economic Research

The research intern will update current Maryland Mortgage Program loans with closing costs for future analysis, help with the design and migration of Neighborhood Revitalization data from project tracking, locate loan files and identify the total closing cost for at least 2-3 Fiscal years, update loans numbers within Project Clean Data, Create a flow chart for data entry for Neighborhood Business Works and other programs' data entry processes, Create a flow chart for data entry for select programs, Help with the Design of a database to store select program data, and help with the migration of historical data for select programs.  

Communications and Photography

The photography and communications intern will assist the Office of Communications, which oversees media relations and customer service for the department. The main purpose of the position will be to take print-quality photographs of various department projects and events across the state for use in marketing materials and social media campaigns. Intern will travel around the state to take photographs of various department projects and events for use in marketing materials and social media campaigns, assist communications and marketing staff on special projects including maintaining a media contact list and answering customer service requests, and provide media and logistics support, when necessary, to staff meetings and events.

Please note: Applicants for this internship should have previous experience with photography and will be expected to provide a sample of work.

Housing and Building Energy Programs  

The Housing & Building Energy Programs intern will assist with with funding research, guidelines interpretation and identifying future and existing funding sources. The intern will assist staff with research for potential funding sources within the energy efficiency field, research guidelines for grant writing and proposals for potential funding sources, and work with staff developing/updating guidance for existing funded programs.

*Other internships in related fields may become available in the future. Please specify your areas of interest in the supplemental questions section of your application.


In order to be eligible for this opportunity, students must have completed freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in an undergraduate program and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students must have at least 30 undergraduate semester credits to be considered.  

Relevant College Majors: Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Journalism, Mass Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Liberal Arts, or another related field.

Transcripts are required to verify education and must be uploaded and attached to the online application for consideration.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office may be a requirement for some positions.

Photography intern  should have previous experience with photography and will be expected to provide a sample of work.


Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to: Drew Holcombe,  Department of Housing and Community Development Office of Human Resources, 7800 Harking Road Lanham, MD 20706.  All application materials must be received by the filing deadline.  If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Please include the following information in the body of the email: 

  • Attn: Drew Holcombe, HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last name
  • Last 4 of SS#
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

If you are interested in the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found at the bottom of the announcement. For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7418.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.