Future Housing Leaders is more than an internship. It’s creating a new force for housing.

Led by Fannie Mae, in partnership with the National Urban League, Future Housing Leaders helps college and university students from diverse backgrounds find positions with housing industry employers. Participating companies and organizations will offer paid internships with an eye towards full-time employment.

By supporting the recruitment of diverse, entry-level talent, we will strengthen the housing workforce and help our industry keep pace with the next generation of increasingly diverse renters and homeowners.

Here’s how the program works

Join

Find out if Future Housing Leaders is coming to your university or college and apply for an internship

Learn

Build your skills and experiences with leading housing employers

Succeed

Graduate into a compelling career and make a difference 
in housing

35%

Ethnically-diverse firms 35% more likely to outperform

*When compared to industry median. Source: McKinsey Report, Diversity Matters. February 2015

$2T

Housing = ~ $2 Trillion in Economic Output

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, April 21, 2017

15%

Gender-diverse firms 15% more likely to outperform

*When compared to industry median. Source: McKinsey Report, Diversity Matters. February 2015

FAQs

Future Housing Leaders is an effort to enhance the recruitment of diverse, entry-level talent for paid internship positions with employers from across the housing industry. By helping participating employers expand their applicant pipelines, Future Housing Leaders will support the housing industry and help it ensure that our workforce reflects the next generation of increasingly diverse renters and homebuyers. Industry employers will offer paid internships for up to two consecutive summers that could ultimately lead to full-time employment for Future Housing Leaders interns. Future Housing Leaders is being led by Fannie Mae in partnership with National Urban League.

Fannie Mae and the National Urban League, as coordinators of the Future Housing Leaders, aim to serve as a bridge between our Employer Partners and academic institutions with diverse student populations. Fannie Mae will provide marketing, communications, and curriculum support to help employers effectively implement their recruitment plans.

Fannie Mae and the National Urban League, as coordinators of the Future Housing Leaders program, aim to serve as a bridge between our Employer Partners and academic institutions. The National Urban League will partner with colleges and universities with a large population of diverse students and special academic programs to promote the Future Housing Leaders program, educate students on the housing industry, and raise awareness about employer internship opportunities.