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2019 Week 6: Law/Policy/Government

ALYSSA WOODEN | OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY With my internship ending in two weeks, I feel like there are so many things going on at the Office of Sustainability that I won’t be able to be involved in. I won’t be able to keep working at the farmers’ market, or oversee…
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2019 Week 5: Law/Policy/Government

SAM MOLLIN | MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION After preparing for roughly the whole summer since I got here, this week one of my ongoing side tasks finally came to fruition; The Charles Center Wayfinding Workshop. First, some background. This workshop was held as part of the Inclusive Transit Initiative that the…
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2019 Week 4: Policy/Law/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to be part of an in-person, potential resident interview: this is the second intake step at Martha’s Place. After a brief informational phone call, potential residents will come for an interview with the program director (my supervisor), our…
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Week 3: Law/Policy/Government

JOSH LEE | BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking back to how I was feeling just two weeks, I feel that I have already grown in my ability to work independently and conduct the necessary steps to completing my projects for the summer. Just two weeks ago, I was feeling overwhelmed…
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2019 Week 2: Law/Policy/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Every Sunday, I find myself wanting to put out a perfect blog post. I want to write something that tells a beautiful story, something that eloquently puts together the millions of emotions I feel every day. But actually, I am not feeling that urge today;…
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2019 Week 1: Policy/Law/Government

FAITH BROWN | YOUTHWORKS This first week of my internship has been a good mix of fast-paced and slow-paced work. So far, I have done a good job keeping up with journaling each day to reflect on what I have done, and how my feelings about my position develop. Day…
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2019 Orientation: Policy/Law/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Going into orientation for a second year, I prepared myself for moments of boredom and repetition that I assumed would occur from hearing the same things as I did last summer. In no way did I expect the tumultuous emotions I experienced throughout the week…
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2018 Week 6: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN So I had my art walk today, and I wanted to get this blog post out while the walk is still fresh in my mind. It was a lovely walk, it was super well set organized and I was reminded that art is…
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2018 Week 5: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN For the past two weeks at the office I’ve been researching and summarizing the Kirwan Commission on Education. It took me several drafts to get it to where our legislative director deemed it acceptable, and that was a whole new thing for me….
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2018 Week 4: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN Constituent service has been by far the newest experience I’ve had at the office this summer. I heard about constituent service prior to getting this job, and I had also heard that it’s a grunt job that interns don’t get paid to do,…
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