Office of Fair Housing and Equity Internships

The Office of Fair Housing and Equity offers positions during the academic and non-academic year.

Available Positions:

Positions are currently available for the summer and fall semester. Late May until Mid-August or September start. Admission is on a rolling basis and positions remain open until filled.

  • Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program Intern

    This program promotes equal access to government-assisted housing for all persons by establishing standards for public outreach, advertising and tenant/buyer selection criteria. The Commission oversees the development and implementation of affirmative marketing plans that promote housing opportunity and monitors compliance with fair housing law. These positions are not paid.

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  • Human Rights Commission Intern

    The Human Rights Commission (HRC) was created to ensure that all persons are treated fairly and equally regardless of religious creed, race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, ex- offender status, prior psychiatric treatment, sexual orientation, military status, marital status or parental status, and any other protected category of persons. These positions are not paid.

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  • 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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  • While residency in the City of Boston is preferable, non-City residents will also be considered for all intern positions.

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

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

  • Organized, 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

    • School you are affiliated with and if you are pursuing this opportunity as a for-credit internship.

  • Résumé

  • Writing Sample

Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will student-generated transcripts.

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.