Intern

Fall Tenants' Rights Internship

About Met Council on Housing: For over 50 years, Metropolitan Council on Housing has been at the forefront of the housing justice movement. We fight for the rights of New York City tenants and we believe that every New Yorker deserves safe, decent, affordable housing. We are working to shape New York City and State legislation as well as organizing tenants to fight back against unjust policies and unethical landlords. We are committed to democratic, anti-racist, and anti-sexist intersectional organizing practices, which places issues of discrimination, both small- and large-scale, at the center of our organizing.

About the Internship Program: We are at the forefront of the tenant struggle in New York City, and are looking for energetic activists seeking to hone their skills and acquire a thorough understanding of the tenant movement. Interns will work on our tenants' right's hotline.

Interns at Met Council on housing will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the housing movement.

Participate directly in organizing and supporting the tenant of New York City, by working on the Tenant Help Hotline and, assisting tenants with their issues and mobilizing them to get involved in the movement. Through our Tenant Help Hotline, you will help thousands of tenants across New York City who call in with their housing issues. You will inform tenants of their rights and ensure they are not taken advantage of by predatory landlords and management companies. Volunteers quickly become very knowledgable about tenants' rights and the housing landscape in New York City.

Qualifications:
The internship is open to college and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.
No prior knowledge or experience is necessary as training will be provided. 
 *Strong preference given to fluent Spanish speakers.* 

Commitment needed:
Hotline hours are Monday and Wednesday 1:30-8pm and Friday 1:30pm-5pm. Interns are required to work one hotline day per week.
Starts September 12th and runs until December 16th. Full year interships also available.  

How to apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Andrea Shapiro at Andrea@metcouncilonhousing.org and include why you are interested in working in Housing.
School credit given when available. 

The Met Council is an equal opportunity employer. LGBTQ and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.