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JOBS

Community Engagement Coordinator

In partnership with Serve Louisiana, Louisiana’s longest-running AmeriCorps program, GNOFHAC is currently seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to increase awareness of housing discrimination and fair housing rights and to help build a movement for fair housing across Louisiana. Read more about the position here. Corps Members serve full time for 11 months starting September 1st.  Benefits include a living allowance, an education award, health insurance, student loan forbearance, child care reimbursement, in-depth personal and professional development, and valuable networking opportunities. For more information and to apply, visit servelouisiana.org.  

 

INTERNSHIPS

Summer/Fall 2018 Law Clerks

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) seeks dedicated, motivated, and talented law students for summer and fall 2018 internships.

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_at_gnofairhousing_dot_org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Education, Outreach and Policy Internships

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 and Policy Departments

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.  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.

Education, Outreach and Policy Research intern applications are welcomed throughout the year with slots available in the Spring and Fall semesters, as well as over the summer.

Internship Activities

The focus of each internship will be designed in consultation with GNOFHAC staff, taking into account department needs and intern skills and areas of interest.  Tasks might include:

  • 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 GNOFHAC’s annual Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit, as well as workshops and other events
  • Tabling at community events and other direct outreach
  • Assisting with Fair Housing Five youth workshops
  • Bringing policy related research projects from inception to completion. Projects 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, history, community education and/or design and marketing. 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.  Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours preferred.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Renee Corrigan at RCorrigan_at_gnofairhousing_dot_org or Maxwell Ciardullo at MCiardullo_at_gnofairhousing_dot_org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.