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Fall 2016 Internship: Education & Outreach

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination in Louisiana by:

  • Conducting fair housing investigations
  • Filing lawsuits and complaints against individuals and entities caught illegally discriminating
  • Promoting equitable housing laws
  • Teaching the community about their fair housing rights and responsibilities
  • Intervening on behalf of homeowners facing foreclosure

About the Education & Outreach Department

GNOFHAC’s Education & Outreach Department provides Fair Housing education to a wide variety of stakeholders including renters, first time homebuyers, landlords, property managers, real estate agents, developers and government officials. We educate the wider public through social media, print and radio advertisements, and targeted outreach. We also conduct workshops for youth and publish an original children’s book The Fair Housing Five.

Internship Activities

Intern(s) will be responsible for:

  • Producing and posting relevant content (including text, graphics, and video) to Facebook and other social media
  • Designing advertisements (print, radio, social media), flyers and brochures
  • Helping plan our annual Fit for a King Summit, as well as fair housing workshops and other events
  • Tabling at community events and other direct outreach
  • Assisting with Fair Housing Five youth workshops,

Interns should be interested in civil rights, history, community education and/or design and marketing. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours preferred.

Final Product of Internship

Design for portfolio.

Contact

Renee Corrigan

RCorrigan@gnofairhousing.org

Fall 2016 Internship: Policy Research

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination in Louisiana by:

  • Conducting fair housing investigations
  • Filing lawsuits and complaints against individuals and entities caught illegally discriminating
  • Promoting equitable housing laws
  • Teaching the community about their fair housing rights and responsibilities
  • Intervening on behalf of homeowners facing foreclosure

About the Policy Department

GNOFHAC’s Policy Department promotes equitable housing laws and regulations on the local, state, and national levels. Recent victories include the expansion of housing protections for survivors of domestic violence through the passage of the Louisiana Violence Against Women Act in August 2015.

Internship Activities

Intern(s) will be responsible for bringing policy related research projects from inception to completion. Most projects are designed to span one semester, and combine social science skills with project administration.

Sample projects include research and data collection on the Louisiana state legislature; using U.S. census data to track demographic changes; and mapping opportunity through local land use laws.

Interns should be interested in civil rights law and policy. Preferred candidates are tech-savvy, highly organized, and have a basic understanding of federal, state and local government. This is a great way for any social science major to apply classroom skills to real-world challenges.

Final Product of Internship

Contribution to research

Contact

Maxwell Ciardullo

MCiardullo@gnofairhousing.org

 

Summer 2017 Law Clerks


The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) seeks dedicated, motivated, and talented law students for summer 2017 internships.

Summer law clerks assist GNOFHAC attorneys with the investigation and enforcement of fair housing complaints. Work may involve all aspects of litigation, including client intake, performing legal research, conducting factual investigation, drafting memoranda and motions, analyzing discovery materials, attending court proceedings, and preparing briefs. Law clerks may also assist with community outreach events designed to educate the public about their fair housing rights.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Elizabeth Owen via email at eowen@gnofairhousing.org. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2017, but individuals are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.