Become a Community Partner

The Community Impact Internships Program is highly competitive, and we strive to only select the absolute best students who are dedicated, passionate, and hard-working for this program. We understand what it takes to host an intern for such a short period of time and provide a full-time coordinator to support both the supervisors and the interns. This is a 100% donor funded program so there is no cost to your organization to participate. Should you be selected as a potential community partner, you will have the opportunity to meet and interview your potential intern before the program begins. The Coordinator of the program works with our community partners and interns to create placements that will be mutually beneficial relationships. We want to make sure this is a good fit for both you and the intern. 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. We hope you will consider becoming a part of this program. To learn more about our interns and our community partners, please view the To learn more about CIIP, view the 2016 program book (view digital version) or (PDF Document: view .pdf version). Read more below.

Have questions? Contact Abby Neyenhouse, Assistant Director/CIIP Coordinator at the Center for Social Concern, at

Become a Community Partner

Are you a local nonprofit, community group, or government agency who would like to host a CIIP intern and become a community partner?

Community Partners must Meet the Following Criteria

  • Be located in Baltimore City.
    • The majority of JHU undergraduates do not have vehicles on campus and utilize Hopkins shuttles and public transportation. Therefore, accessibility will also be considered for placements.
  • Have a substantial project or program for the intern to focus on throughout the internship which will directly impact Baltimore City residents.
  • Provide the intern with an experience that will allow them to have direct interaction with members of the Baltimore community.
  • Be capable of supervising an intern for the 8-week internship and offer guidance, direction, and mentoring.
  • Provide a project or program that can last 35 hours per week for 8 weeks with less than 15% clerical duties.


The deadline for submitting the CIIP Intern Request Application is Friday, March 24th. If you are interested in becoming a potential community partner, please submit the CIIP Intern Request Application by March 24th.

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Intern Request Process and Procedures
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.

Note: if your organization participates in the CIIP, you will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Social Concern and provide a certificate of insurance. PDF Document: View a sample Memorandum of Understanding. If you have any questions regarding these documents, please contact Katie Lowe.

View our 2016 Community Partners

As the Community Impact Internships Program evolves, our community partner list grows every year. Below is a 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
  • Liberty Elementary
  • 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


  • 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 Dates

CIIP Student Applications Due January 6
CIIP Intern Interviews Scheduled & Intern Selections Made February - April
Deadline for Community Partner Intern Request Application Monday, March 20
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 at JHU June 5 - June 9
Community Partner Meet and Greet June 9
CIIP Closing Reception for Interns and Supervisors August 5