Office of Fair Housing and Equity Internships

The Office of Fair Housing and Equity offers internships year round. All Internships are FULL for the Summer. The office is currently accepting applications for the Fall placements.


  • Investigations and Enforcement Intern

    This position will investigate complaints of housing discrimination. Trained investigators analyze information gathered from interviews and records to determine whether there is "probable cause" (sufficient evidence) to believe that housing discrimination occurred. These positions are paid.

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  • Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Internship

    The CORI intern will complete research to develop models for CORI-friendly hiring policies and procedures, develop a process for auditing vendors for CORI compliance, and compile important resources. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with community partners on special projects.

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  • Lead Initiative Internship

    The lead initiative intern will support the Lead Working Group by coordinating and preparing for meetings, collecting data to track progress towards lead goals, creating and presenting educational material on lead safety and discrimination, and researching lead policies and initiatives.

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  • Fair Housing Internship

    The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equity is to ensure fairness and equitable access to housing opportunities, public services, public accommodations, and participation in activities. The office strives to reduce procedural, attitudinal, and communication barriers for persons living and working in the City of Boston. The Fair Housing Internship works under the direction of the Metrolist coordinator and will work in collaboration with Affirmative Marketing, Metrolist Housing Opportunities, and Education and Outreach.

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  • Human Rights Commission Internship

    The Human Rights Commission Intern will be an integral part of establishing the Human Rights Commission. They will develop priorities and special iniatives, assist the Deputy Director with all meeting materials, and take part in events and collaborative program efforts.

    Human Rights Commission Internship Description »

To Apply

Above are available positions with our partnering agencies. There are currently no positions at City Hall in the Office of Fair Housing.

  • Boston residency is preferred but non-City residents will be considered for all intern positions.

  • LGBT and Students of color are encouraged to apply. The Office of Fair Housing and Equity is an equal opportunity employer.

General Requirements
  • Applicants must be pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited University or College.

  • A committment to work a minimum of 16 hours a week, two days per week.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Creativity and flexibility.

  • Proficiency and/or expertise in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Organizational skills with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.

Submission Requirements

To be considered for a position, please submit a:

  • Cover Letter, including:

    • The placement title you are applying for;

    • What skills and or knowledge you hope to gain from a placement opportunity;

    • Hours per week and start and end dates you are committing to; and the

  • Résumé

  • Writing Sample

Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will student-generated transcripts. Applicants must be receiving credit as part of a school curriculum.

How to Submit:

Submit Application Requirements To:

Janine Anzalota
City of Boston, Office of Fair Housing and Equity
City Hall, Room 966
Boston, MA 02201
No phone inquiries please.