JHU Internship Programs

Whether it’s gaining invaluable work experience, trying to hone in on your career path, develop and refine skills, or networking with professionals in your field, internships and experiential learning give students the best chance to land a job post-graduation.

Internships, job shadowing, and experiential learning give students the best chance to land a job post-graduation. To help facilitate that process, many JHU departments offer built-in experiences or internship programs that help students get matched with an employer. Explore the opportunities below, and please let us know if you would like your program to be featured on this page.

Life Design Lab Programs

InBaltimore Funded Internship Program
Type: paid, local 10-week program with Life Design Lab support
Deadline: February through early April
The InBaltimore internship program is designed to increase Johns Hopkins undergraduate students’ involvement in Baltimore City, and help strengthen our local community. This 10-week, subsidized internship program from the Life Design Lab will bring talented students into local businesses and community organizations at no cost to the employer. Up to 15 positions will be available via Handshake. Search “InBaltimore” in jobs to apply.

Host a Jay
Type: unpaid, 2-3 experiential program
Deadline: November
Through Host a Jay, Johns Hopkins students have the unique opportunity to spend 2-3 days with alumni to explore their career options, learn about daily working life, get relevant experience and make connections. Shadowing will take place during intersession, and applications will be open in October on Handshake. Search the Handshake jobs section for Host a Jay to find individual opportunities.

BME Your Turn to Intern Program
Type: Paid internship or experiential learning
Deadline: October
Through an application process, 100 BME students will be selected to participate in this professional development/internship program. Students accepted into this program will complete a series of exercises, workshops, and events to prepare them for and assist them through the process of gaining a summer internship. By achieving specific required milestones, completing assigned Life Design training, and networking with employers, students will develop the tools, skills, and connections necessary to identify and secure an internship offer before the end of March.

Other Programs

Center for Computational Biology Internships Program

Type: paid, computational, 10-week program
Deadline: February

Center for Leadership Education (CLE) Undergraduate Business Internships

Type: for-credit arranged internships
Deadline: early December (spring) and early April (fall and summer)
The CLE offers sponsorship (maximum 1 credit per JHU policy) for around 25 internships per academic year through faculty sponsor Leslie Kendrick. This includes students who already have an internship opportunity and those looking for an internship.

Center for Social Concern Community Impact Internships Program

Type: stipend-supported community-based internships
Deadline: December
The Community Impact Internships Program is a competitive, paid summer internship, that pairs ~50 JHU undergraduate students with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to work on community-identified projects in Baltimore.

Center for Student Success

Type: opportunities and funded experience
Deadline: rotating
For both JUMP and Hop-In, CSS will host events with potential employers who are looking for students from underrepresented backgrounds, as well as a “summer opportunities” event, student panel and provide advice on how to apply for internships during the fall semester. JUMP also funds students out of their budget to work at Centre Sol at Bayview and within the Biophysics Departments over the summer.

FastForwardU Commercialization Academy

Commercialization Academy interns spend about eight hours per week working in this program and are compensated for their time.Undergraduate and master’s students accepted into the Commercialization Academy make a two-year commitment. Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows must discuss this internship with their PI or faculty mentor before making a commitment, which typically lasts one year.

Film and Media Studies Internship Database

Type: Many internships and opportunities
Deadline: rotating
While FMS does not create these internships, their office is a great place for arts students to get guidance and help. This Google doc contains a huge database of possible internships and contacts within film in Baltimore, California, New York, etc.

JHMI Biomedical Careers Initiative

Type: paid, for PhD students
Deadline: By semester
BCI, which operates within the JHMedicine Professional Development and Career Office, partners with area companies and organization who have agreed to host biomedical PhDs as interns. These positions are full-time, during the year, and normally last three months.

JHMI Orthopaedic Surgery Summer Internship Program

Type: shadowing, research
Deadline: Fall
This one-month program is designed for premedical and medical students to increase exposure and gain experience in the field of women’s sports medicine. It will include shadowing opportunities in orthopaedic surgery, clinic and physical therapy, and the completion of a summer research project.

JHMI Summer Internship Program

Type: paid summer internships
Deadline: January/February
The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one – two or more years of college. The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided, and multiple types of research are possible.

Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare Internship Program

Type: Paid and for-credit summer internships
Deadline: May for early consideration

The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare’s (MCEH) Internship Program offers engineering undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and real-life experience in the field of engineering in healthcare. Student interns work under the direction of professional engineers, faculty members, and clinicians on research projects in areas such as data science, systems modeling and optimization, and more. Now accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships.

RISE@APL Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Type: paid, research
Deadline: March
Open to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. RISE@APL gives these students the opportunity to conduct research at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, working on APL-sponsored projects. Scholars work on specific projects in APL Mission Areas and in the past, these areas have included ballistic missile systems, prosthetics, computer vision, and secure mobile communications.

Social Policy Minor Internships

Includes: for-credit, social policy internships provided through program
Deadline: dependent on social policy minor declaration
For this minor, students must participate in either the Baltimore or Washington DC Policy Fellowships. These are intensive one-semester experiences, usually taken during the spring semester of one’s junior year. Students take a set of five courses in Baltimore designed for the minor and open only to them.