Interested in Working and Learning in Baltimore City this Summer?

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The Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP) is a competitive, paid summer internship program that pairs JHU undergraduate students with community agencies to work on community-identified projects. Participating interns attend an extensive orientation and work 35 hours a week for 8 weeks while participating in weekly reflection sessions. Each participating student receives a salary of $4000.

Organizations in Baltimore City are selected as community partners for this program based on their need for an intern, interactions with members of the community and a focus on a specific program for the intern to work on throughout the internship. Our community partners are asked that no more than 15 percent of the intern’s work be in clerical duties. The Coordinator of the program works with our community partners and interns to create placements that will be mutually beneficial relationships.

Click the Links Below to Learn More about the CIIP Program:

Benefits

Program Requirements

Application Procedures

List of Past Participating Agencies

2011 Program Book

2012 Program Book

2013 Program Book

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Application Procedures and Timelines
The deadline for submitting the 2014 CIIP Application has passed and the application is closed.   Applications will be reviewed and selected first-round candidates will be invited for an interview by the Center for Social Concern staff in February. Interns will be selected and notified by the end of March. Candidates will be asked to identify their preferred interest areas for placement and interns will be placed by the Coordinator of the program based on skills and interests with a community partner in Baltimore City.

Applications can be found here

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2013 CIIP Student Representatives
The following students have participated in past CIIP cohorts and have volunteered to answer any questions you have about the CIIP experience.

CIIP Intern 2012: Elizabeth Campbell
Major: Global Environmental Change and Sustainability, Public Health Studies
Year: 2015
Internship Site:Community Greening Resource Network
Email: elizabeth.campbell927@gmail.com

“CIIP allowed me to explore the academic interests and apply the skills that I have developed in the classroom in the real world. I have been exposed to the different challenges that non-profits and city governments encounter when working together to find solutions to problems pertaining to food access and community greening. Through CIIP, I have a better understanding of how cities can become more environmentally sustainable, and the resources needed to do so.”

CIIP Intern 2011: Liz Gomez
Major: Spanish, Psychology
Year: 2014
Internship Site:Mi Espacio
Email: lizgomez21@gmail.com

“I had a great experience working at the Baltimore City Health Department - Mi Espacio Program! I was thrown right into a leadership position and was given a lot of responsibility, but this challenge helped me to grow in various ways! I worked on my Spanish and performed in various ways in the program from translator to stand in direction to food coordinator. Also, the greater CIIP community was an amazing resource to have as we shared experiences and learned from one another and engaged in self-reflection!”

CIIP Intern 2012: Anastasia Pierron
Major: Public Health Studies, Film and Media Studies
Year: 2014
Internship Site: My Sister’s Place
Email: apierro1@jhu.edu

"My participation in CIIP was valuable because it introduced to me an aspect of Baltimore City that I had just been exposed to through textbooks. CIIP places students beyond the classrooms, and gives them an opportunity to implement their knowledge and skills into a part of the Baltimore community. This collaborative partnership allows for both the student and organization to best serve a project or initiative, which aims to further develop Baltimore. "

 

CIIP Intern 2012: Lily Thompson
Major: Neuroscience, Spanish
Year: 2014

Internship Site:St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Email: lthomp47@jhu.edu

"CIIP is an awesome concept, giving Hopkins student's a chance to dip their toes into the nonprofit sector. I loved every minute from my wonderful coworkers at St. Francis Neighborhood Center to the kids I taught all summer. Finding ways to teach and engage seven year olds is probably the hardest thing I've ever done but also the most rewarding.  These kids challenged me every day. They pushed me to understand them better, challenged my assumptions about them and forced me to develop better classroom management skills. But every struggle and triumph was worth it because these kids are wonderful with all their simple joy and innocence. And the work the staff does day in and day out was awe-inspiring. They were great to work with, being so supportive and welcoming. Without a doubt this will be an experience I will remember my whole life. "

CIIP Intern 2012: Brooke-Logan Williams
Major: Public Health Studies
Year: 2015
Internship Site: Hand in Hand Baltimore
Email: bwill103@jhu.edu

“I could never see myself working in an office and I realized through CIIP that grass-roots organization is something that I hold very near and dear to me.  Through CIIP, I was able to get out and make a difference in the community; I went into the Baltimore City jails to mentor male juveniles charged as adults-definitely an experience that I'll never forget.  Since CIIP, I have continued to partner and volunteer with my non-profit work site and I continue to make a difference in the very same Baltimore that has been so good to me.”