Internship at HPD

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Division of Economic Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. The agency promotes the construction and preservation of affordable, high quality housing for low- and moderate-income families in thriving and diverse neighborhoods in every borough by enforcing housing quality standards, financing affordable housing development and preservation, and ensuring sound management of the city’s affordable housing stock.

Economic Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance

The Division of Economic Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance (“EORC”) oversees the agency’s compliance with various federal, state, and local regulatory and statutory requirements. EORC’s work is at the cross section of many important and exciting policy issues impacting New York City, including:

• investigating allegations of wage theft and enforcing labor standards requirements to ensure that workers helping to build New York City’s affordable housing are paid prevailing wage rates;

• revising and operationalizing the agency’s language access plan to ensure that limited English proficiency persons have equal access to the agency’s services;

• assisting the M/WBE officer with setting, tracking and enforcing the agency’s goals for contracting and subcontracting with minority- and women-owned business enterprises; and

• educating developers, contractors and the public about fair housing laws and working with the New York City Commission on Human Rights to resolve fair housing complaints.

Internship Description

Outreach is a key aspect of the agency’s efforts to connect minority and women-owned businesses with more contracting opportunities. The Division of Economic Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance is seeking a M/WBE intern to aid the division in initiatives that include outreach, data gathering, resource material design, analysis and other projects, as needed.

The ideal candidate will:

• be detail-oriented;
• have strong verbal and written communication;
• have proficient analytical skills, data cleansing and data manipulation skills;
• have a working grasp of Microsoft Office products.
• have the ability to understand, collect, organize and eloquently present data;
• have excellent customer service skills; and
• have any combination of education, training, and experience in an office setting.

Duration: 8-12 week commitment
Hours: Flexible within Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Miri Shpuza at ShpuzaM@hpd.nyc.gov with the subject line “EORC Intern.”