Investigations and Enforcement Internship
The Boston Fair Housing Commission investigates 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Director of Investigations, the Legal Intern is responsible for:
Processing and tracking of inquiries, intakes and complaints related to housing discrimination.
Assisting in ongoing housing discrimination investigations by reviewing documents, and interviewing parties to a complaint
Drafting complaints, Requests for Information, and Determinations
Maintaining various Fair Housing Commission case databases
Responding to constituent requests
Performing related research and duties as required
What You Will Learn:
The process of investigations and enforcement including observation of Commissioner conducted hearings
How to complete an intake, draft complaints and final Determination
What is Fair housing
Advanced interview skills
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.
Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will student-generated transcripts.
How to Submit:
Submit Application Requirements To:
City of Boston, Office of Fair Housing and Equity
City Hall, Room 966
Boston, MA 02201
No phone inquiries please.