Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program Internship

The Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Affirmative Marketing Specialist in the review of Marketing plans, advertisements, and lotteries in the City of Boston.

  • Develop Affirmative Marketing related Q&A

  • Revise the Affirmative Marketing Guide

  • Develop Affirmative Marketing presentations, related materials, and work on Affirmative Marketing special projects

  • Assist with Affirmative Marketing/Fair Housing presentations to developers, management companies, and other groups

  • Assist in FHE events collaborative program efforts and other duties as assigned

What You Will Learn:

  • Rules and regulations relating to the Fair Housing Act of 1968

  • What is Fair housing

  • How to review a marketing plan

  • Public speaking and advanced presentation skills

To Apply

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

Considerations
  • 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.

Special Requirements:
  • Background law, government, non-profit management, macro social work, government, housing public health or other related discipline.

  • Strong interest Civil Rights and housing

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
Email: Janine.anzalota@cityofboston.gov
No phone inquiries please.