CIIP Blogs

2022 Week 5: Neighborhood/Community organizing

Aiman Altaf | 29th St Community Center This week, I attended the first event of our summer connect series, where I set up a wellness table. It was incredibly validating to see how excited people were about learning more, and being at the table also gave me an excuse to…
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2022 Week 5: Healthcare

Fatima Baloul | Shepherd’s Clinic Morning Anxiety. It is a flame that sits in my stomach. Not necessarily rooted from my placement, but I felt it heavily as the summer began. Mainly due to the unknown; at the time, I was unfamiliar with the bus route from JHU to Shepherd’s…
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2022 Week 5: Government/Policy

Kerim Bali | Office of Councilmember Mark Conway I would like to think that I have learned a lot in my first five weeks of internship – that’s not to brag in any way, but just to demonstrate what a great source of information and experience working in local government…
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2022 Week 5: Family Wellness

Fatima Elzamzami | Franciscan Center One of the things that I’ve been grappling with this past year is whether to pursue an MD or an MD-PhD. Before starting my internship at the Franciscan Center, I was worried that the experience wouldn’t be “medical” enough to give me better insight into…
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2022 Week 5: Environment, Sustainability & Community Health

Angelica Brooks | Farm Alliance of Baltimore Throughout my internship thus far, I’m grateful to have met so many different kinds of people who all have unique skillsets. In a short amount of time, I was doing a lot of hands on farming work that required physical labor, or scientific…
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2022 Week 5: Arts

Liesel Arauz Vallecillo | Art With A Heart I think something that I learned through my internship that I will take with me in my future profession as a public health doctor is the value of asking for and listening to people’s stories, and the importance of recognizing how identities…
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2022 Week 4: Youth and Education

Cionne Gates | By Peaceful Means Coming into the program this time for the second year in a row, I wanted to establish professional intimate relationships with my coworkers while also understanding positive approaches for interacting with the children. Last summer, my goal was to make the campers laugh, which…
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Week 4: Non-profit Management

Genesis Aire | Public Justice Center My goal this summer was to gain familiarity with nonprofit legal work which would hopefully provide more clarity on what I’d like to do post-grad. I also wanted to meet more members of the Baltimore community who dedicate themselves to correcting the systemic inequality…
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2022 Week 4: Neighborhood/Community Organizing

Aiman Altaf | 29th St Community Center My goals for the summer started out with a very clear cut list of outcomes I wanted to have from this internship (e.g. write a grant, create nutrition lessons, organize an event). But more recently, I’ve realized that although I’m super busy all…
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2022 Week 4: Healthcare

Fatima Baloul | Shepherd’s Clinic I recall the “ fears activity ” we partook in during orientation; we each wrote our fears, prior to beginning our new internships, on sticky notes. Throughout the past week, I was reminded of the fears that I quickly, yet intentionally jotted down 4 week…
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