Become an Intern

picture of 2016 CIIP cohort

Each year, 50 students are selected to be a part of the Community Impact Internships Program. They work with approximately 40-50 different community organizations in Baltimore, totaling approximately 14,000 hours of community work. CIIP is an extremely competitive, paid internship, where students receive a salary of $4000. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors of all majors are encouraged to apply.  If you plan on taking a summer class, your CIIP experience is expected to be your main priority and permission to take a class must be given by the CIIP Coordinator prior to enrollment.

Our community partners are selected for this program based on their need for an intern, interactions with members of the community, and a focus on a specific program for you to work on throughout your internship. The Coordinator of the program works with our community partners and interns to create placements that will be mutually beneficial relationships.

Our partners are asked that no more than 15 percent of your work be on clerical duties, so you will gain a true immersive and intensive Baltimore based experience. During your weekly reflections, we hope you will utilize your classroom learning and reflect and process the impactful work that is done with your fellow interns. We have no doubt that this internship will provide you with a meaningful experience and hope that it will positively impact your journey at Hopkins and beyond!

Why Should I Apply?

CIIP provides students the opportunity to gain hands on real life experience in a variety of fields. You will also:

  • have the ability to live in Baltimore for the summer to learn and explore what the city has to offer.
  • work with members of the community to work on the ground-level for real life problems.
  • meet influential community leaders and listen to local renowned guest speakers who help address local issues.
  • build your professional skills and experiences that can be added to your resume while expanding your professional network.
  • have the opportunity to work on an internship project that is hand-selected to match your skills and interests.
  • make a positive impact on our Baltimore City community.

To learn more about the responsibilities, expectations, and qualifications of a CIIP Intern, please view the full description on our Leadership Opportunities page.

Have questions? Contact Abby Neyenhouse, Assistant Director/CIIP Coordinator, at aneyenh1@jhu.edu.

Become an Intern

Decided you want to be a part of this phenomenal internship opportunity and make a difference in our Baltimore community? View the application process and apply below.

Application Process and Procedures 

The deadline for submitting the CIIP Application was January 6, 2017. The application is now closed.

Applications will be reviewed and first-round candidates will be invited for an interview by the Center for Social Concern staff during February, March, and April. Interns selected for community partner placement will be notified in April. Students are asked their preferred interest areas for placement on the application. Interns will be placed by the CIIP Coordinator based on skills and interests of the individual and of the community partner.

View our 2016 Community Partners

As the Community Impact Internships Program evolves, our community partner list continues to grow. Below is the list of our partners that we worked with last year.

Arts (Visual or Performing)

  • 901 Arts
  • Art with a Heart, Inc.
  • Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
  • Jubilee Arts
  • Wide Angle Youth Media

Food Access/Environment

  • Baltimore Green Space
  • Baltimore Orchard Project
  • By Peaceful Mean
  • Reservoir Hill Improvement Council
  • Whitelock Community Farm
  • Urban Resources Initiative

Criminal Justice

  • FreeState Legal
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • Public Justice Center

 Education/Youth Programming

  • Code in the Schools
  • HEBCAC YO!
  • Liberty Elementary
  • MERIT
  • Thread

 Healthcare/Health Policy

  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Charm City Clinic
  • Chase Brexton Health Services
  • Joy Wellness Center
  • Star Track

Homelessness/Poverty

  • Mayor’s Office of Human Services
  • Franciscan Center
  • United Way Project Homeless Connect
  • Youth Empowerment Society

Neighborhood Improvement

  • 29th Street Community Center
  • Baltimore Corps
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
  • Mayor’s Office of Communication
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center
  • Strong City Baltimore – Barclay

Nonprofit Management/Development

  • Central Baltimore Partnership
  • Fusion Partnership
  • Impact HUB
  • Station North Arts and Entertainment District
  • United Workers

Women/Family Wellness

  • Baltimore SquashWise
  • Esperanza Center
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Martha’s Place
  • Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST)
  • Shepherd’s Clinic


Important 2017 Dates

CIIP Student Applications Due January 6
CIIP Intern Interviews Scheduled & Intern Selections Made February - April
Interns Selected for Community Partner Placement April
Community Partners Meet and Interview Potential Intern(s) April - May
CIIP Internship Period June 5 - August 4
CIIP Student Orientation June 5 - June 9
Community Partner Meet and Greet June 9
CIIP Closing Reception for Interns and Supervisors August 5