Founded in 2013, The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP), is a legal help center and HUD-approved counseling agency. WFP provides free civil legal representation, rental housing counseling, and financial counseling to Hudson County residents who are asset-limited, income-constrained, homeless, or otherwise disenfranchised. Currently, WFP’s primary focus is pursuing creative strategies to allow low- and moderate-income people to stay in their homes and communities, especially in neighborhoods experiencing rapid development and gentrification.  

Internship Program 

The WFP Internship Program provides students who are interested in law and social justice with an exciting, hands-on experience at an innovative nonprofit.  Though our organization is growing rapidly, it is still all hands-on deck at WFP, allowing our interns to play an integral role in our work.  

Interns work alongside our Executive Director, Housing Counselors, and Staff Attorneys.  They support our client-focused work as well as our nonprofit administrative functions.   

Position Overview: We are seeking a detail-oriented and motivated Data Analyst Intern to assist with managing and analyzing our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Legal Server data. The intern will play a crucial role in ensuring our data is clean, complete, and accurate while developing dashboards and reports that provide insights into the clients we serve.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Management: Review and clean HMIS and Legal Server data to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Data Analysis: Conduct in-depth analyses of client data to identify trends, patterns, and insights.
  • Reporting: Create comprehensive reports and visualizations that communicate key findings to stakeholders.
  • Dashboard Creation: Develop interactive dashboards to provide real-time insights into client demographics, services provided, and outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the housing and legal teams to understand data needs and provide actionable insights.
  • Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of data processes, methodologies, and findings.


  • Education: Must be a current college student pursuing a degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Analytics, or a related field.
  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software (e.g., Excel, SQL, Tableau, Power BI).
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
    • Ability to create clear and compelling data visualizations.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Personal Attributes: Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Equal Opportunity Employer  

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.  

We encourage people of color, women, veterans, people living with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to apply. 

Do you feel like you do not meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At The Waterfront Project, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. 

How to Apply 

Please send an email to and with your resume, academic transcript, and a short cover letter that explains why you want to work at WFP and how your skills and experiences will contribute to our work.