HOUSING JUSTICE INTERNSHIP


Academic Credits

Yes

Hours per week

2 days a week

Published:

05/15/2018

Start Date

06/04/2018

End Date

08/17/2018

Address

168 Canal St
Fl 6
New York
NY
10013
United States

Description

Interns at Met Council will be involved in organizing, research, policy, communications and advocacy work. Interns will learn about the policy making process in New York City and State along with the nuances of housing policies.

Educating tenants about their rights is an important part of our programs, and we expect our interns to play an important role in running our tenant help hotline and handling tenant cases.


Advocacy & Organizing

  • Recruit volunteers and participate in phone banks and rallies.
  • Work on the Tenant Help Hotline, assisting tenants with their calls.
  • Manage numerous tenant cases, including initial phone intake and follow up.
  • Learn about field organizing and constituent services.

Canvassing & Outreach

  • Help mobilize neighborhood residents through door knocking, phone banking, and flyering
  • Build membership and grassroots community participation for the organization.
  • Alert community members to upcoming events through calls and flyering.
  • Record contacts made, contact results, and information collected in an organized manner.
  • Ensure accuracy and usability of data and information collected.

Communications:

  • Update our social media accounts.
  • Attend press conferences.
  • Write for the Tenant/Inquilino newspaper

Qualifications:

  • Open to college and graduate students.
  • Familiarity with NY housing policies preferred but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask successfully
  • Bi-lingual (English/ Spanish) a plus


To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to internship@metcouncilonhousing.org

and include why you are interested in working in Housing.

Met Council on Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, women, transgender, transsexual, and intersex people, lesbian, gay, queer, and bisexual people, and people who live or have lived in poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.


How To Apply

internship@metcouncilonhousing.org

http://metcouncilonhousing.org

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to internship@metcouncilonhousing.org and include why you are interested in working in Housing.

Met Council on Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, women, transgender, transsexual, and intersex people, lesbian, gay, queer, and bisexual people, and people who live or have lived in poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. School credit available when applicable


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