Interns Support Affordable Housing Mission

High school, college students work, learn about housing need

Jamboree's Asset Management 2017 summer intern.

Jamboree actively recruits and develops quality student interns. As a nonprofit, interns fill a gap and provide balance in hiring new staff to meet the demands of our growing mission. With a passion for mentoring and investing in the next generation of leaders, our Internship program continues to grow. Students love the program because of the flexible hours, variety of real-world, hands-on experience, and most of all – the opportunity to make a real difference.

Amy Liang worked hard with both our Asset and Property Management teams, and her outgoing personality helped her with interactions among staff of all ranks. As part of her real-world experience, Amy was assigned a case study to consider adopting a state-of-the-art surveillance system at affordable housing properties and the potential effect on the well-being of residents. She contacted executives, vendors, local police and state agencies to obtain important data.

Today, this case study is being shared nationwide with the broader affordable housing community. Her research is providing essential knowledge that will shape how the industry provides enhanced safety to residents and sustainability to affordable housing developments in the industry. In fact, measured results already indicate that many in the industry have adopted the new monitoring system, following Jamboree’s lead. Amy’s efforts have directly helped Jamboree contribute to solving one of the challenges facing affordable housing communities: keeping communities safe for residents.

Amy says she’s learned a lot, and will take her learnings with her into graduate school. Jamboree’s VP of Asset Management, Jose Sanchez said, “Over the last year, Amy has been a tremendous help to Asset Management. In fact, I was proud to write her a letter of recommendation to the Master of Health programs at the University of Southern California, where she plans to begin her studies this fall.” 

Steven Gong served as a summer intern with Jamboree’s Marketing and Communications team. In his role, he worked on a variety of projects. He kept our extensive collateral library stocked, tracked media articles, created Jamboree property maps, did background research, helped with set-up for events, and even tried his hand at writing social media. Additionally, Steven worked behind-the-scenes helping to prepare and set up for some new HR videos, highlighting employment at Jamboree.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Steven,” said Caitlyn Murphy, Jamboree Marketing and Communications Specialist. “He was a truly valuable asset to the Marketing Communications team. Steven was dependable and incredibly hard-working and efficiently completed any task thrown at him.”

Co-founder of and an active leader with the Northwood High School Jamboree Club, we look forward to continue working with Steven as he starts his senior year.

Watch Steven describe the benefits of his Jamboree internship.

Jamboree has a growing network of high schools, colleges and universities across the country. This network includes community colleges, University of California, and Cal State schools that are joining Jamboree to make a difference. Check out our  internship opportunities.

Jamboree's Marketing and Communications summer 2017 intern.
Jamboree's Asset Management 2017 summer intern.
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