CIIP Blogs

2017 Week One: Food Access & The Environment

LUCAS DUFFY | BY PEACEFUL MEANS I have yet to completely dive into my internship. Things haven’t gone exactly as planned, since my supervisor has been tied up with other responsibilities and I have only worked remotely. On the bright side, I got one extra week of vacation! Even though…
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2017 Week One: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC LOVE: The best word I can use to describe my first week at Shepherd’s Clinic. Love for my placement. Love for my supervisor, the people I work with, and the friendly faces of patients that I greet as they walk the door. Love for the…
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2017 Week One: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

LEENA AURORA | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER What does working in a nonprofit look like? Googling: “does enamel based paint expire?” (spoiler: it can last up to 10 years unopened, and about 2 years opened if stored properly). This Thursday was my first full day at the community center. I…
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2017 Week One: Nonprofit Management

NINA KRAUSS | FUSION PARTNERSHIPS, INC. “It’ll be perfect, we just have to figure it out as we go” is a statement I heard during my first staff meeting at Fusion Partnerships. This phrase arose out of a discussion surrounding office renovations, but I feel it may end up being…
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2017 Week One: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY When I was deciding what I wanted to do this summer, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Community Impact Internships Program again but I wanted something very different than my work from last summer. After my first week…
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2016 Featured Blog Posts

VICTORIA LUI – FRANCISCAN CENTER, WEEK 6 “Victoria, how many weeks do you have left before you leave us?” asked Ms. D. “August 5th is my last day, so I have two more weeks here.” “That’s so soon! I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone. Before we know…
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2016 Week Six: Arts

SOPHIE ADELMAN – 901 ARTS At the end of the workday, I sit in the guitar room upstairs while the four YWers I supervise eat dinner and vent to myself and to one another. “Ms. Sophie, so many people are having babies.” “Do you mean people our age?” “Yeah. They’re gonna…
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2016 Week Six: Criminal Justice

HANA CLEMENS – PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER When we were at rent court on Thursday for our weekly triage, we talked to a woman who was being overcharged on her rent, and whose landlord was trying to get her to pay the money that was outstanding on her balance. After talking with…
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2016 Week Six: Education

CALEB WARREN – THREAD How do you fire someone? These are words I wished I had typed into Google or asked people at my organization before I stepped into a meeting that I arranged last week. A high-school student working at a lab on the medical campus had been chronically late,…
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2016 Week Six: Food Access & The Environment

HANNAH FARKAS – BALTIMORE GREENSPACE Although the heat was sweltering this past week, I still enjoyed my time spent in the maze of plant beds and fruit trees that is Duncan Street Miracle Garden. I have been working here once a week since the start of my internship, under the guidance…
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