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What the Future Housing Leaders network offers

Using our partnerships, Future Housing Leaders connects students to a network of over 85 companies with nearly 200 opportunities for summer internships in the housing industry. The program also offers support and resources to help students better understand the industry and foster the development of skills and knowledge needed to succeed during their internship and beyond.

Discover new career paths.
Learn about and apply to career opportunities across multiple housing industry functions and sectors, including housing finance, real estate investing, capital markets, data analytics, and product development.

Learn from leaders.
Enjoy our Housing Matters Speaker Series to learn about and discuss career paths in housing with industry leaders.

Access career prep.
Connect with industry professionals who offer resume review, interview prep, and mentorship, and access online courses for professional development.

How it works

By joining the network, you’re on your way to building relationships with a dedicated team who is eager to assist you in achieving your career goals. You’ll receive exclusive bi-weekly emails that provide early access to opportunities for internships with Future Housing Leaders' employer partners across the U.S. as well as industry news and event information.

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Student resources

Use these resources to build a well-written, compelling resume and make your application stand out.

Dynamic career paths at our partner companies

Future Housing Leaders opens doors to numerous housing industry careers.

No matter which path you take, you can build your skill sets and make a difference in the future of housing.

Real estate

From construction and development to underwriting and asset management, there are countless ways to flourish in this industry. You'll have the chance to build upon your own success while making a positive impact in communities across the nation.


Put your skills to work in capital markets. In addition to sales and analytics, you can help build a more sustainable housing market, as investors are increasingly interested in mortgage-backed securities.

Technology and innovation

The housing industry is growing and changing quickly, so leading-edge technology is critical for success. Technologists, data specialists, U/X designers, programmers, and more all play a critical role in ensuring the industry’s future success.

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Here are the opportunities currently available from our industry partners. Join the network for even more exclusive opportunities from our employer partners.

Ready to apply? Apply directly with our employer partners using the links below. Remember to inform Future Housing Leaders where you have applied by submitting this form. Doing so will help Future Housing Leaders understand your interest in applying to housing industry internship opportunities.

Disclaimer: The positions listed above are collected on this landing page to provide an easy way to see some of the positions Future Housing Leaders’ employer partners have available. Other than positions where the employer is identified as Fannie Mae, Fannie Mae plays no role in decisions related to these open jobs. Rather, the employers listed above make all decisions with respect to interviews and selection, consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity and their company’s business needs and selection criteria.

Student FAQ

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Future Housing Leaders is a program that connects college students with diverse backgrounds to opportunities for paid internships in the housing industry with top employers who are actively engaged in promoting diversity in their workforce.

Participating students will have access to internships with premier employers in the housing industry and our free professional and foundational educational summer programs.

As a Future Housing Leaders intern, you will also be able to:

  • Make a difference — A career in housing offers the unique opportunity to give back to communities that need it most, providing access to a basic need: affordable shelter.
  • Be part of something BIG — Join an industry that makes up almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy.
  • Expand your network — Connect with a community of Future Housing Leaders interns at top housing industry employers across the country.
  • Expand your knowledge — Access free courses and industry resources to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to succeed in your internship and beyond.
  • Experience more than just an internship — Future Housing Leaders opens doors for a career in housing.

The housing industry is more than you think. The industry includes careers in housing finance, real estate, fintech, building and construction, and more. This evolving industry requires talent from a wide range of disciplines, such as business, communications, marketing, computer science, engineering, and architecture.

Renters and homeowners are changing, skewing younger and more diverse than ever before. There is a need to meet the housing needs of historically underserved markets, many of which have unique challenges that may be unfamiliar to the housing industry’s current workforce. A career in housing offers the unique opportunity to give back to communities that need it most, providing access to a basic need — affordable shelter.

Click here to see the opportunities that Future Housing Leaders offers.

For more information about the Future Housing Leaders program, email us at [email protected].