The Community Impact Internships Program is a competitive, paid summer internship, that pairs JHU undergraduate students with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to work on community-identified projects in Baltimore.

The main goals of the program are:

  1. to give undergraduate students an opportunity to gain real-world experience while being directly involved in the Baltimore City Community
  2. to support local nonprofits, community groups, and government agencies in achieving their missions

The program is open to all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors of every major. Interested students are asked to complete an extensive application since there are only 50 internship positions available. There is a competitive selection process and some applicants may be asked to schedule an interview with Hopkins staff to learn more of your interests and how you fit into the program.

The Community Impact Internships Program begins in early June and ends in the beginning of August. Interns are required to attend an extensive 4-day orientation, work 35-hours a week, for 8-weeks, while engaging in weekly reflection sessions with their fellow cohort, and attend a closing reception. Interns are asked to work no more than 10 additional hours per week for reflection and receive a $4000 stipend.

This program is made possible by a generous $2.25 million donation in 2011 which will fund the program until 2020. In 2011, the inaugural year, 200 students applied for 25 internship positions. In 2012, the program expanded to placing 50 undergraduate students with non-profit organizations, community groups, and government agencies throughout Baltimore City at no financial cost to these community partners. Since the inception of the program, 225 interns have worked over 60,000 hours with over 100 different nonprofits, community groups, and government agencies in Baltimore City. The application pool continues to grow every year.

In 2015, CIIP celebrated its 5th Anniversary and was also awarded the Maryland Governor’s Service Award for the Exemplary Service Learning program.

To learn more about our partners and the work we will be doing this summer, find us on Facebook!


If you have any questions about the program, please contact the CIIP Coordinator, Abby Neyenhouse.

Phone: 410.516.4238

Fax: 410.516.5123

Email: aneyenh1@jhu.edu