The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws. FHEO administers federal laws and establishes national policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. Our Chicago office is part of FHEO Region V, and conducts civil rights investigation and enforcement throughout the Great Lakes states (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI.).
FHEO seeks a PILI Fellow to assist in the processing and analysis of housing discrimination complaints brought under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and other applicable laws. A PILI Fellow may participate in all aspects of the administrative process, including complaint intake, preparing investigative plans, administrative discovery, including requesting and reviewing documents and records, interviews, settlement negotiations, and legal research and writing. Additionally, a PILI fellow may participate in reviews of recipients of federal funding for compliance with civil rights obligations.
FHEO Region V requests a cover letter and resume, as well as unofficial transcripts and/or class schedule, a legal writing sample, and a list of references. After you submit your application, cover letter and resume through PILI’s website, the agency will contact you and ask for the supplemental materials if they wish to pursue your application further.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.