Fair Share Housing Center

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Employment Opportunities

Fair Share Housing Center is not hiring for any permanent positions at this time.

Internships

  • Ronald B. Evans, Sr. Opportunity Housing Internship Program

    Fair Share Housing Center is proud to announce the creation of the Ronald B. Evans, Sr. Opportunity Housing Internship Program. In his memory and in his name, and in keeping with his example of being devoted to the City of Camden and the creation of inclusive communities through the Mount Laurel doctrine, we have created a program that will provide internship opportunities during the summer within our organization for high school and college students from Camden.

    About Ron Evans
    Ronald B. Evans, Sr. was born in 1931 in Camden. He resided in his much-loved city until his death, serving his community and its residents as a relentless civil rights advocate for racial and economic disparities through housing and employment initiatives.

    Ron’s fundamental belief was that every person was called to serve others, and he committed his own life to justice. He is remembered for sentiments like “everybody has the responsibility in life-and God has sent me on a mission, this mission is to help fight for equality, inspire others and serve the community.”

    Ron served for 40 years as a member and ultimately chairman of the Board of Fair Share Housing Center, where he helped ensure the promise of the Mount Laurel doctrine is satisfied. For more information about Ron, please click here.

    About the Internship Program
    As a way to honor its namesake, the Ronald B. Evans, Sr. Opportunity Housing Internship Program will provide opportunities every summer for high school and college students from Camden to work with Fair Share Housing Center. The internship will provide students with experience in a professional work setting in which they will work closely with lawyers, the outreach coordinator, and other staff. The positions will include both work in the office and opportunities for learning outside the office in meetings and in courtrooms.

    Application Process and Qualifications This internship is open to high school and college students from Camden. We are particularly interested in working with students who have an interest in civil rights advocacy, public interest law, and urban planning. Internships will run for 10 weeks from early June through the end of July/early August. This is a paid internship.

    Applications for the internship program will be available March 1, 2016. Please contact Donna Gomez at donnagomez@fairsharehousing.org or 856-665-5444 for an application or with any questions.

  • Work-Study or Unpaid Internship

    Fair Share Housing Center offers several college and graduate-level internships for students with a background in law or urban planning. Our interns gain extensive experience in legal and planning research and policy development in a closely supervised environment. Responsibilities are substantial: past interns have worked under attorney supervision to investigate municipal compliance with fair housing laws and opportunities for development of mixed-income developments near transit, which has included legal and municipal research, attending and testifying at public meetings, drafting legal documents, and attending policy and court proceedings. Interested interns may also have the opportunity to work on projects that integrate legal work with community organizing and/or housing development with FSHC’s partner organizations. Additionally, our recent work has been focused on concerns with equitable rebuilding post-Superstorm Sandy and the disbursement of federal and state funding. Interns will play an important role in this work with opportunities that could include analysis of federal and state law, policy development, data analysis, and community and media outreach. We are looking for interns with strong analytical and writing skills who are interested in researching opportunities for developing affordable housing near transit, working with us to draft court documents, and assisting us in our continuing Superstorm Sandy efforts.

    Application Process and Qualifications: Some background in civil rights, land use, or housing work is preferred. We are particularly interested in working with students who have an interest in a career in public interest law or urban planning. Fair Share Housing Center is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and people of color. Internships are unpaid however we can provide funding through local university work-study programs. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, the names and phone numbers/emails of at least two references, and a writing sample to lauradenker@fairsharehousing.org.

    Deadline: We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

  • Summer Legal Internship

    Every summer, Fair Share Housing Center hosts legal internships. Interns gain extensive experience in legal research, writing, and policy development in a closely supervised environment. Responsibilities are substantial: past interns have worked with attorneys to investigate municipal compliance with fair housing laws, researched opportunities for development of mixed-income developments near transit, drafted court documents including briefs for the state Appellate Division and Supreme Court. Interested interns also may have the opportunity to work on projects that integrate legal work with community organizing and/or housing development with FSHC’s partner organizations. We are particularly interested in hosting summer interns who may wish to develop applications for public interest fellowships with us post-graduation; FSHC has recently hosted an Equal Justice Works Fellow. Fair Share Housing Center also accepts a limited number of interns during the school year.

    Application Process and Qualifications: Some background in the land use or housing field is preferred, ideally including course work in land use, civil rights law, and/or administrative law. We prefer 2Ls but have also had 1Ls in the past. Fair Share Housing Center is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and people of color. Applicants are encouraged to find outside funding from public interest programs at their law schools. Summer internships will run from early May through the end of July/early August. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, the names and phone numbers/emails of at least two references, and a writing sample to lauradenker@fairsharehousing.org.

    Deadline: We expect to fill positions for the summer no later than March.

  • College Summer Internship

    Fair Share Housing Center offers several college and graduate-level internships for students with a background in law or urban planning. Our interns gain extensive experience in legal and planning research and policy development in a closely supervised environment. Responsibilities are substantial: past interns have worked on a pilot project sponsored by national foundations to help lower-income families find housing in high-opportunity towns with good schools and jobs; they have also worked with attorneys investigate municipal compliance with fair housing laws, up to and including learning how to draft legal documents under attorney supervision. Interested interns may also have the opportunity to work on projects that integrate legal work with community organizing and/or housing development with FSHC’s partner organizations. We are looking for interns interested in researching opportunities for developing affordable housing near transit. We are also looking for interns who can work with us on drafting court documents.

    Application Process and Qualifications: Some background in civil rights, land use, or housing work is preferred. We are particularly interested in working with students who have an interest in a career in public interest law or urban planning. Fair Share Housing Center is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and people of color. Applicants are encouraged to find outside funding from public interest programs at their schools.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, the names and phone numbers/emails of at least two references, and a writing sample to lauradenker@fairsharehousing.org.

    Deadline: We expect to fill positions for the summer in March or April.

  • Summer Planning and Policy Internship

    Every summer, Fair Share Housing Center hosts internships for students who are passionate about planning and the public-interest sector. Interns can gain extensive knowledge and analytical experience through writing and policy development in a closely supervised environment. Responsibilities are substantial with opportunities to work with attorneys to investigate municipal compliance with fair housing laws, research opportunities for development of mixed-income developments near transit, advocate and participate in awareness events throughout the state, draft newsletters, blogs, and press-releases, and gain an understanding of the operations of a non-profit. Interested interns also may have the opportunity to work on community organizing and/or housing development with FSHC’s partner organizations.

    Application Process and Qualifications: Some background in the land use or housing field is preferred, ideally including course work in land use, civil rights law, and/or administrative law. We are particularly interested in working with students who have an interest in a career in public interest law or urban planning. Our work covers the entire state and students who have strong ties to New Jersey or can connect to the state-specific challenges facing income-based housing in New Jersey are preferred, but not required. Fair Share Housing Center is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and people of color. Applicants are encouraged to find outside funding from public interest programs at their schools. Summer internships will run from early May through the end of July/early August. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, the names and phone numbers/emails of at least two references, and a writing sample to lauradenker@fairsharehousing.org.

    Deadline: We expect to fill positions for the summer in March.