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Fair Share Housing Center
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Cherry Hill, NJ
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Published 17 days ago

Fair Share Housing Center, Inc. (FSHC) seeks a qualified and passionate candidate for the position of Policy Intern, which will be part-time between 10-20 hours a week. The Policy Intern will assist with day-to-day functions of the organization. The position will report to the Director of Racial Justice Policy.

Organization Overview

Founded in 1975 by plaintiffs, attorneys, and others involved in the landmark Mount Laurel litigation, FSHC fights to dismantle decades of racial and economic discrimination in local, state, and national policies that excludes people from the opportunity to reside in safe, affordable, and healthy homes and neighborhoods. FSHC’s work is grounded in the recognition that exclusionary land use policies are a form of structural racism that harm and disadvantage lower-income families, especially families of color; and perpetuate racial and economic segregation. 

Our work has helped create over 70,000 homes affordable to lower-income families in communities that otherwise would have excluded them, with 50,000 more anticipated over the next decade. We also played a critical role in the national fight for fair housing as counsel in the largest settlement in the 50-year history of the federal Fair Housing Act, and by shaping federal policies around climate change and disaster recovery, affirmatively furthering fair housing, and federal housing funding. FSHC also has done groundbreaking work to address housing policies that disproportionately exclude families of color, including passing the first statewide bill to comprehensively limit criminal background checks in housing. 

Policy Intern Description

The Policy Intern will assist the policy team in advocating to advance public policy issues that affect low-income families and individuals. FSHC has a reputation for developing policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes. 

FSHC is committed to advancing economic justice, dismantling the legacy of racist and discriminatory government policies that have harmed people of color, addressing inequities in housing access, and improving the well-being of low-income people by developing and promoting public policies that increase access to quality, affordable housing in a neighborhood of their choice. The Policy Intern will perform in-depth analyses of research reports and program data on relevant policy issues. The Policy Intern also performs a variety of other tasks, including attending and reporting on hearings, conferences, and meetings.

Position Responsibilities 

·       Have a strong interest in housing policy, fair housing, or homelessness issues

·       Work or volunteer experience with housing and/or homelessness issues a plus

·       Strong research and written communication skills

·       Proficient with Excel

·       Familiarity with Stata or another statistical software program is a plus, but not required

Position Qualifications 

·       Strong oral, written, and editing skills.

·       Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects.

·       Self-starter.

·       Solutions-oriented approach.

·       Ability to work independently and as a team member.

·       Commitment to racial and social justice.

Preferred but not required:

·       Experience in writing, formulating copy, and editing.

·       Experience with a content management system.

·       Experience creating social media content and tracking digital performance.

·       Graphic design experience.

Physical demands: This job requires some driving which could potentially be accomplished through taxi etc if driving is a problem for the candidate though many required meetings could be done via public transportation. The job does not involve any other unusual physical demands. 

Fair Share Housing Center, Inc. (FSHC) seeks a qualified and passionate candidate for the position of Policy Intern, which will be part-time between 10-20 hours a week. The Policy Intern will assist with day-to-day functions of the…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    February 1, 2022
  • End Date
    May 20, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    January 28, 2022
  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $1,250
  • Hours Per Week
    10-20 per week

How to Apply

Fair Share Housing Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via e-mail to jameswilliams@fairsharehousing.org.

Fair Share Housing Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Interested…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
510 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, United States

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