Internship

Department of Human Resources Academic Credit Internship Program (ACIP):

The Academic internship program provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills through practical application. This program provides a hands-on opportunity for young leaders who aspire to work in public service to strengthen their understanding of the City of Baltimore and prepare them for their future.

Mission:

The mission of the ACIP is to introduce student participants to public service principles; provide practical application work experience; and assist with preparing them to enter and/or advance in a public sector environment while earning credits toward their degree requirements.  Student participants may choose to apply to work with a specific partnering Agency or within their field of study. .

Eligibility:

To receive consideration to participate in the ACIP, student applicants must be

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age;
  • Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree; and interested in working in a Public sector environment;
  • A junior/senior undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Willing and able to intern for a minimum of sixteen (16) hours per week during a full semester (typically 16 weeks).
  • In good academic standing (confirmed by most recent official transcript or letter from the Registrar’s office);
  • Able to provide a letter or statement on the institution’s letterhead, from an authorized official at the institution confirming the student applicants’ eligibility to receive academic credit after completion of  the 16 week internship program; and must,
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from a professor, instructor, counselor and/or an immediate supervisor.
  • Submit a written narrative explaining why he/she is interested in interning for the City of Baltimore.

All internships are unpaid

CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION:

Applications MUST include:

► Written narrative explaining why interested in interning for the City of Baltimore  (Not more than 500 words).

► First and second (if applicable) choice of desired Internship.

► Letter or statement on the institution’s letterhead, from an authorized official at the institution confirming the student applicants’ eligibility to receive academic credit after completion of  the 16 week internship program.

► Current résumé including email address, telephone numbers and educational/work experience.

► Two letter of recommendation from a professor, instructor, counselor and/or an immediate supervisor.

► Recent official transcript or letter from the Registrar’s office to confirm good academic standing.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • July 15th for Fall Semester

  • November 15th for Spring Semester

  • April 10th for Summer Semester

     

    SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET TO (Electronic Submission Preferred):

    Academic Credit Internship Program
    Department of Human Resources, City of Baltimore
    ATTN: NJ Asong
    HR Business Partner
    201 East Baltimore St
    Suite 300
    Baltimore, MD 21220

Submit an Electronic Application at www.baltimorecity.gov

Questions regarding the Academic Credit Internship Program should be directed to NJ Asong, Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

Please note: To be considered for an internship, application materials must be complete, per the above checklist. Also, due to the large volume of applicants, we will be unable to notify applicants who are not selected for internships. However, we suggest that those individuals re-apply for a future internship opportunity.

Selection Process

  • Committees from each department review applications and select candidates for interviews.

  • Selected candidates will be notified two to three weeks after a deadline as to their status.

  • The number and frequency of internships available varies from department to department. A department may be unable to offer an Internship for a particular semester, for varying reasons.