Jobs and Internships

Jobs

Housing Mobility Coach

This position is responsible for providing coaching services to families with housing choice vouchers as a part of a new housing mobility program. The Coach holds the primary responsibility of working with families as they choose between neighborhoods, prepare to put in applications, search for homes, and as they transition into their new neighborhoods. The Coach also assists in enrolling families into the program, hosts workshops, and works closely with other program staff to assist families in their moves. The role entails significant interpersonal skills and requires experience in case management. Download the full position description here.

How to apply: The position is open until filled. Please email a resume and cover letter to Giazzlyn Duncan, explaining your interest in the position to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org with the subject line “Housing Mobility Coach.”

Housing Mobility Leasing Coordinator

This position is responsible for searching for units for program clients, developing relationships with property owners, and assisting each party involved in ensuring a fast and smooth lease-up process as a part of a new housing mobility program designed to assist voucher holders who desire to move to well-resourced communities. The Leasing Coordinator holds the primary responsibility of providing coordination services between Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), property owners, and housing choice voucher clients. The Leasing Coordinator also assists clients in engaging with property owners by facilitating workshops, setting up unit tours, and working closely with other program staff. The role entails significant interpersonal skills. Download the full position description here.

How to apply: The position is open until filled. Please email a resume and cover letter to Giazzlyn Duncan, explaining your interest in the position to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org with the subject line “Housing Mobility Leasing Coordinator.”

Internships & Law Clerkships

Law Clerks

The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks dedicated, motivated, and talented law students for semester-long and summer internships.​

Law clerks assist LaFHAC attorneys with the investigation and litigation 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 via email to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Education, Outreach and Policy Internships

LaFHAC’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.  LaFHAC’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. At this time, internships are unpaid.

Internship Activities

The focus of each internship will be designed in consultation with LAFHAC 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 LaFHAC’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 Maxwell Ciardullo at mciardullo [at] lafairhousing.org and Renee Corrigan at rcorrigan [at] lafairhousing.org.. Applications will be considered as follows:

Spring 2023: Applications due October 30th, 2022; candidates notified November 15th, 2022

Summer 2023: Applications due March 31, 2023; candidates notified April 15th, 2023

Fall 2023: Applications due July 15th, 2023; candidates notified August 1st, 2023