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

Considerations
  • 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

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.