In recognition of his forty‐plus year career and national contributions to the field of fair housing, the National Fair Housing Alliance (“NFHA”) has created The Bernard J. Kleina Intern Fellowship. The Fellowship will fund a paid intern position each summer and will support the work of a person who will utilize the arts in support of a civil rights issue and, particularly, fair housing. This would include photography, film, the written and spoken word, visual arts, digital arts, and other forms of artistic expression. Fellows will work in collaboration with
NFHA staff to explore unique ways to portray the richness of diverse, inclusive neighborhoods, educate the public about fair housing rights, document the experiences of victims of housing discrimination, and other activities to promote fair housing. Bernie Kleina’s use of photography and the audio‐visual format helped to educate people throughout the United States about fair housing and the pain and humiliation of discrimination. The Fellowship would allow the fair housing community to build upon the foundation established by Bernie’s excellent work. Interns must be at least 18 years of age, but no educational degree is required.
The fellowship amount is $5,000 which is intended to cover travel, food, and other expenses. Interns must commit to a ten week fellowship period during the summer months to be served in the NFHA offices located in Washington, DC. Housing is not provided, but we will assist you in locating housing. Interns must work at least 30 hours per week in the NFHA office and complete the project by the end of the ten week period. Project creations shall become the property of the National Fair Housing Alliance (with acknowledgement of the artist) and may be utilized for national education and outreach purposes.
To apply, submit a cover letter (including a brief artistic statement), résumé, at least three samples representing your artistic accomplishments, and at least one project concept (no more than one page) that incorporates fair housing and your artistic field. Samples should be submitted in a format easily accessed by reviewers, such as pdf, jpeg, .doc, CD, DVD, etc., or they may be in paper format. Submit your application materials by COB February 28, 2011, to:
Cathy Cloud ‐or‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
National Fair Housing Alliance
1101 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20005 (202) 898‐1661
This year’s successful applicant will be notified by March 31, 2011.