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Fair Housing Enforcement Intern

Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research is accepting applications for a part-time Enforcement Intern. The Fair Housing Center is a not-for-profit fair housing organization whose mission is to protect and expand fair housing rights, eliminate housing discrimination, and promote integrated communities. The position is based in Cleveland, Ohio. While this position may begin working remotely, location in Cleveland and ability to meet in-person with clients, when needed, is preferred. 
General Responsibilities:  Assist with fair housing investigation, enforcement, and advocacy activities. Reports to the Senior Investigations Coordinator and Associate Director.
·        Receive and respond to incoming calls for assistance. 
·        Conduct initial interviews with potential victims of housing discrimination.
·        Identify appropriate community resources to assist individuals and provide referrals.
·        Create and maintain electronic case files.
·        Conduct research to support complaint investigations and other enforcement activities.
·        Assist in preparing charges of discrimination for filing with an administrative enforcement agency.
·        Participate in the development of case management strategies and continued case activity.
·        Monitor advertising for fair housing violations.
·        Staff drop-in sessions and outreach events. 
·        Support the work of the fair housing testing program.
·        Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Strong commitment to civil rights; excellent written and oral communication skills; proficient in MS Word, Excel; well organized with ability to multi-task. Bilingual a plus. Must be able to commit to regular schedule of a minimum of 15 hours per week.
15-20 hours per week (flexible) / $12.00/hour
Application Deadline:  Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 
Please send cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references by email to Kris Keniray, Associate Director, at
Failure to submit all required information may result in an application be rejected. No phone calls, please.
The Fair Housing Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, military status or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, The Fair Housing Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.