In Community Interns (ICI)

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The In Community Interns (ICI) program places Federal Work Study eligible undergraduates with community partners in Baltimore City. Students will work for 5 hours per week. Alongside this, students participate in bi-weekly 2 hour training and reflection sessions with the CSC and members of the In Community cohort.

Typically, the CSC has 8-10 Community Partners participating in this program. You may express preference in a position on the application, however there is no guarantee of a position with an organization. The CSC matches students and Community Partners based on scheduling.

Expectations and Requirements

Undergraduates of all majors are eligible to apply.

All positions require a full Federal Work Study award of $2700.

Accepted candidates will be compensated $15/hour and will be required to work 5 hours each week with the partner, as well as participating in monthly 2 hour training and reflection sessions with the CSC and members of the ICI cohort. Trainings will focus on CSC core areas of Civic Engagement, Baltimore history, Active Citizenship, and Cultural Humility.

The CSC will do the hiring, process payroll, conduct trainings, and facilitate regular check-ins with interns and their site supervisors. The work will be performed with our community partner sites.

Meet Our 2023-24 Cohort

Danae Villalva

Danae smiling in a black blazerClassroom Assistant with Village Learning Place

Hi! I’m Danae currently a sophomore studying Neuroscience with a minor in applied mathematics and statistics. I’m from El Paso, Texas and I’m of Hispanic descent.

I spend my free time with friends, playing basketball, and exploring new places to eat in the DMV area. I look forward to interning with the Village Learning Place this year!

Laura Cordoba

Laura smilingPatient Access Support with Esperanza Center

Hi everybody! I’m Laura and although I grew up in the melting pot of Miami, Florida, my cultural roots are from Colombia. My family is very dear to me and probably the main motivators to doing the things that I do.

When I’m not studying or in lab, I love to kayak, embroider, go on adventures with my friends and eat good. I love volunteering and immersing myself in the communities that I live in for it allows me to not only learn about the needs of my community but also make connections with people I otherwise wouldn’t have met.

Alison Park

Alison smilingResearch Assistant with Urban Reality State Vs. Us and Urban Reads

Hi! I am Alison, and I am a junior majoring in molecular and cellular biology. This is my first time being engaged with CSC at JHU, so I am very excited for this opportunity.

Outside of classes and research, I love going to museums and art exhibits. I also enjoy working out and taking walks.

Julia Wang

Julia smilingCenter Assistant with 29th Street Community Center

I am a class of 2020 undergraduate at the Johns Hopkins University majoring in Public Health Studies and Molecular & Cellular Biology. My research interests include community and the role of social determinants of health in achieving positive health outcomes. Specifically, I am working on a project on how to support further recognition of Community Health Workers’ role in addressing pediatric health disparities.

Outside of classes I really enjoy running, hiking, and being outdoors.

Maggie Clark

Maggie smilingClassroom Assistant with Village Learning Place

I’m a senior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I’m very passionate about biology and I work in the Xin Chen lab studying histone variants in C. elegans.

For fun, I play the violin in Hopkins Concert Orchestra and am a member of JHU Club Swimming.

Maricelis Casillas-Pérez

Maricelis smilingPatient Access Support with Esperanza Center

Hello! My name is Maricelis Casillas-Pérez. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, I am a sophomore double majoring in Neuroscience and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies. I will work at the Esperanza Center as a Patient Access Support in their Dental Clinic.

I am grateful for this opportunity and excited for the upcoming experiences and lessons I will acquire that will substantially contribute to my development as a professional and individual.

Angela Gutierrez

Angela smilingTeaching Assistant with the Community School

Hi I’m Angela, I’m a junior studying public health and I’m originally from Dayton, Ohio.

On campus, I am involved in APO, women’s rugby, and MASA. This year I’m looking forward to working as a Teaching Assistant at The Community School.

Jaila Acevedo

Jaila smiling outsideProgram Coordinator with Greenmount East Leadership Project

Hi everyone! I’m Jaila Acevedo, a senior majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. My hometown is Dallas, TX where I have two younger siblings and two cute dogs.

My interests range from working out at the rec and reading to dancing with Eclectics, the largest dance club on campus. I also enjoy listening to a variety of music so recommend some to me! I am also part of the travel team for Engineers Without Borders where we get to collaborate with engineers and a small rural community in Ecuador to develop stormwater drainage systems.

I look forward to meeting everyone working with the Baltimore community 🙂

Suha Shin

Suha smilingGeneral Intern with Greenmount West Community Association

Suha is a junior majoring Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology. She was born in Korea, raised in California.

She is involved in research at the Institute of Cell Engineering at JHMI, studying the association of neurodegeneration and infectious diseases. Asides from academics, she enjoys serving for dementia patients at the memory care unit and playing with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and working with the CSC in the local community. On campus she is involved in WPHLS, SHARE, NRP, and Eclectics.

In her free time she likes to cook, dance, and explore bakeries with friends.

John Ellis

Archivist with the Community School

Eliza Principe Garcia

Office Assistant with 901 Arts

Janhvi Parsai

Research Assistant with Urban Reality State Vs. Us and Urban Reads

Darek Sikorski

Classroom Assistant with Village Learning Place

2023-24 Community Partners

Get to know our confirmed community partners below!

The Community School Teaching Assistants

The Community School is an academic and mentoring high school based in Remington for people who want to advance their education, improve their lives, and better their community.

Address: 2939 Huntingdon Ave.

If you are interested in being a vital part of a community-founded and operated organization, this is the position for you. We are looking for TAs to assist in the daily operations of the school with a focus on classroom support and curriculum development.

The Community School Archivist

The Community School is an academic and mentoring high school based in Remington for people who want to advance their education, improve their lives, and better their community.

Address: 2939 Huntingdon Ave.

We are looking for someone to organize historical archives from our schools nearly 5 decades of operation.

901 Arts Office Assistant

901 Arts is a grassroots volunteer supported community arts center that provides free art and music programs to over 100 neighborhood youth a year.

Address: 902 Montpelier St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Assist in tasks necessary to running a small arts nonprofit. Assist with after school program delivery, outreach, organizational projects, fundraising, data collection, event planning, and general maintenance.

Greenmount West Community Association

The mission of Greenmount West Community Association is to improve the standard of living, quality of life and economic status regardless of gender, creed, culture, or class for ALL Greenmount West residents. All community members are welcome to join the work of the New Greenmount West Community Association.

Address: 1634 Guilford Ave.

Support neighborhoods grocery delivery initiatives on Wednesdays, assist with the neighborhood’s clean-up efforts, and some weekly administrative needs.

Esperanza Health Center

Esperanza Center is a comprehensive immigrant resource provider that welcomes thousands of immigrants to the United States each year. Our mission is to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. We actively seek to live out our mission through services offered in the areas of: Client Services, Educational Services, Health Clinic Services, Social Services, and Immigration Legal Services.

Esperanza Health Services offers free primary care and dental services to uninsured and uninsurable immigrants in Maryland. Serving over 2,000 unique patients each year at our 430 S Broadway location, our clinic is a member of the National Association for Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and part of The Access Partnership (TAP) program at Hopkins.

Address: 430 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21231

Provide on-site Assist with patient communication: telephonic, email, and through our EMR system. Support front desk staff and Community Health Coordinator. Answering patient calls, scheduling primary care appointments for the clinic and specialty appointments at Hopkins, record keeping.

Required skills: Bilingual Spanish

State Vs Us Magazine and Urban Reads Bookstore

State Vs Us Magazine is an online & print publication spotlighting high-profile cases, corruption in prisons/ police departments/governments, wrongful convictions, true stories of men & women in prison, and success stories of formerly incarcerated individuals. This is run out of Urban Reads Bookstore.

Address: Urban Reads, 3008 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218

The research assistant for State Vs Us Magazine will participate in all aspects of running a magazine for and about people who are impacted by the criminal punishment system, ranging from research and writing to marketing and social media.

Village Learning Place

The Village Learning Place is an independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for Charles Village and throughout Baltimore City. It is our belief that libraries are not only a repository for books, but also serve as community centers focused on the personal and professional growth of their patrons.

Address: 2521 Saint Paul St, Baltimore MD, 21218

Classroom Assistants work closely with the Academic Teachers to provide assistance in delivery of the LINK After School program.

29th Street Community Center

Our goal at the 29th Street Community Center is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people by bringing together residents of Baltimore City through meaningful community building and high-quality enrichment programming for all ages and backgrounds. We have an ambitious vision for our future and cannot wait to share our dreams with all of our community.

Address: 300 E. 29th Street Baltimore, MD 21218

To support the 29th Street Community Center with its operations and programming, events, fundraisers, and initiatives.

Central Baltimore Partnership

The mission of the Central Baltimore Partnership (founded in 2006) is to galvanize the renaissance of Central Baltimore. We pursue this mission with more than 100 partners, including: nonprofits (ranging from small neighborhood associations to large universities and hospitals), businesses (of all sizes), and government agencies active in the eleven neighborhoods of Central Baltimore. This area comprises: Abell, Barclay, Charles North, Charles Village, Greenmount West, Harwood, Oakenshawe, Old Goucher, East Baltimore Midway, Remington, Wyman Park, and Waverly Main Street (a commercial district participating in the official Baltimore City Main Street Program). Central Baltimore also includes a State designated Arts and Entertainment District, the Station North Arts District (SNAD) — it runs from 20th Street to our southern border and includes part of Barclay and all of Charles North and Greenmount West.

Address: 25 E 20TH ST, BALTIMORE, MD 21218

The Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) seeks an intern to focus on being a digital navigator. This intern will help navigate the NorthStar digital learning modules with residents from AHC, North Barclay Green, J Van Story, and Village Learning Place. Ideally, we’re seeking a work study position to give support in helping residents get through the modules where you’ll spend about 1.5 hours at each location and 1-2 hours at the CBP office each week during the semester.

Greenmount East Leadership Project

The Greenmount East Leadership Project is a non-profit committed to inspiring the youth of Greenmount East to reach their fullest potential by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary for their journey to adulthood and success.

Address: 2001 Barclay St, Baltimore, MD 21218

The Program Coordinator will help design and implement an educational curriculum for our Afterschool Enrichment Program, serving youth ages 10-18. By interacting closely with the youth, the Program Coordinator will refine and adapt program activities to best meet their needs. Activity/workshop topics will include cooking classes, financial literacy, and other enrichment activities, with a common focus on building lasting healthy habits. The Program Coordinator will also pursue grant opportunities by drafting and submitting persuasive pitches for GELP programs to local Baltimore funding agencies.