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Fair Housing Intern

Internship Responsibilities

Baltimore Office of Equity and Civil Rights

The Office of Equity and Civil Rights is a city agency devoted to upholding the federal and local civil rights laws, as well as the local minimum, living, and prevailing wage laws.  The overarching mission of the Office of Equity and Civil Rights is to carry out activities to eliminate discrimination and protect individuals' civil rights. The Office of Equity and Civil Rights is accepting applications for a Fair Housing Intern. The Interns will work specifically with the Community Relations Commission (CRC) on issues of fair housing. Interns will aid the CRC in a variety of ways to provide outreach and help enforce Article 4 of the Baltimore City Code and the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended. The internship is sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Duties:

·         Help create materials related to fair housing, specifically the Fair Housing Act and Article 4 of the Baltimore City Code

·         Attend community events to discuss the work of the Community Relations Commission

·         Distribute printed outreach materials

·         Help create a comprehensive Resource Guide by collaborating with local organizations

·         Aid with social media campaigns and communication

·         Collect data on outreach materials, training, community events, social media, and outreach campaigns

·         Monitor local housing policies

·         Work with staff to plan a Fair Housing Month Event in April

·         Assist with grant reporting

·         Other administrative duties as assigned

Skill Set Required

Qualifications:

Interns are required to either be currently enrolled or have graduated from an accredited university. Preferably, interns will have experience with fair housing and/or a legal background. Previous knowledge of Article 4 of the Baltimore City Code or the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended, also preferred.  

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Ongoing
Year: September 2020-August 2021
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $20,000.00 salary

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: July 1, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

To apply for the intern position with the Baltimore Office of Equity and Civil Rights, interested individuals must submit the following information: Name, contact information, copy of CV or résumé, and a written explanation as to why you would like to serve as a Fair Housing Intern. This information can be submitted via email to Lauren Jackson, .

Headquarters

7 E. Redwood Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Baltimore Office of Civil Rights & Wage Enforcement

Our Vision

 Justice through L.O.V.E. (Leadership, Outreach, Vigilance, and Equity), and the other name for love is understanding.  

Our Responsibilities

  • To enforce civil rights laws in Baltimore City.
  • To act as community liaisons for civil rights issues in Baltimore City.
  • To investigate claims of discrimination, wage theft, police misconduct and failure to comply with accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
  • To move the conversation forward on civil rights and respond to community needs.

What We Do

  • The Community Relations Commission investigates claims of discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, education, and health and welfare services, and assists people who have been discriminated against by enforcing the laws that protect them.
  • The Civilian Review Board investigates claims of police misconduct (specifically, allegations of excessive force, false arrest, false imprisonment, harassment and abusive language) and makes recommendations to law enforcement agency heads about discipline.
  • The Wage Commission investigates claims of wage theft and violations of the City’s Living and Prevailing Wage laws.
  • The Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities assists City agencies with compliance with ADA laws, connects constituents to disabilities resources, and works to remove barriers and promote equal rights and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.