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Fair Housing Internship

Internship Responsibilities

Duties:

· Help create training materials related to fair housing, specifically the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and Article 4 of the Baltimore City Code

· Develop/create art work for printed outreach materials

· Provide training to local community groups, organizations, and professionals on fair housing

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

· Distribute printed outreach materials

· Help create PSAs, social media campaigns, and webinars

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

· Provide data to local officials

· Monitor local housing policies

· Work with staff to plan a Fair Housing Month Event in April 2020

· Assist with grant reporting

· Other administrative duties as assigned

Skill Set Required

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 also preferred.  

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Law, Housing, Planning

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Ongoing
Year: July 2019- June 2020
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $20,000 salary

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: July 31, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

To apply to intern with the Baltimore Office of 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 raemond.parrott@baltimorecity.gov (with subject line Fair Housing Intern Application) or mailed or hand delivered to:

7 E. Redwood Street, 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Applications due by July 31, 2019.

Additional Information

The Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement is accepting applications for a Fair Housing Intern. The Office of Civil rights and Wage Enforcement 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 Civil Rights is to carry out activities to eliminate discrimination and protect individuals' civil rights. Interns will work specifically with the Community Relations Commission on issues of fair housing. The Community Relations Commission is the city's official fair employment practice, human rights, and intergroup relations agency which is responsible for combating unlawful discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, education, and health and welfare services based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and marital status. 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.  

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.