The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, a non-profit organization which works to promote equal housing opportunities for all people throughout the greater Boston area, is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated student to assist with case management, investigations, and public policy research regarding enforcement of fair housing laws.
Possible internship projects include:
Assist with intake, administration, and referral of housing and lending discrimination complaints including creating and maintaining case files, client intake and follow-up, investigations, data management, and reporting.
Assist in drafting fair housing and fair lending-based complaints to relative federal and state agencies.
Assist with developing and growing education and outreach programs for local communities, municipalities, and housing providers.
Assist with writing and production of reports on discrimination in the region, including data management, volunteer scheduling, and follow up.
Statistical and community-based research on home sales and lending patterns in target communities.
Work with the staff to formulate fair housing related policy initiatives regarding Smart Growth and other state housing programs.
This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about the problems of housing discrimination and segregation along with what is being done locally, regionally, and nationally to bring about fair housing. Students will gain experience with case intake and investigation, data analysis, and community outreach. The Center is located in the Downtown Crossing area, convenient to all MBTA lines.
Demonstrated commitment to challenging discrimination in all its forms.
Strong writing and telephone communication skills.
Windows/Office skills necessary, Access preferred.
Demonstrated library and internet research skills.
- Basic Computer Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Microsoft Office Suite
- PC Platform
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- min. 10 hr/week, more preferred up to 20 hr/week