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Open Now: Summer 2022 Impact Intern Positions

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Impact Intern this summer!

The Do Good Institute is excited to offer 52 immersive undergraduate and graduate intern experiences with 50 purpose-driven organizations this semester. Learn more about each opportunity and submit your application materials below. 

To learn more about the Impact Interns program visit go.umd.edu/impactinterns. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to impactinterns@umd.edu

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Application and Selection Process

If you would like to be considered for an internship, application forms must be submitted by Sunday, March 27 at 11:59 pm. Applications may require additional materials, such as an updated cover letter, resume, and/or writing samples. Please see individual position descriptions to identify what additional materials are requested.

Only current University of Maryland College Park students are invited to apply for these positions. Unfortunately, we are not accepting applications from recent graduates or students graduating in May 2022. You may apply to more than one position. 

Some positions listed (indicated with a asterisk*) give special consideration to students applying from STEM majors, in collaboration with The Neilom Foundation and the Center for Engineering Concepts Development. However, these positions are still open to all students. 

By filling out an organization's application form, you are placing yourself in a pool of applicants to potentially be paired with an organization. The strongest 3-5 candidates for each position will be shared with the host organizations to interview. Filling out an application form does not guarantee your placement. If you are selected as a top candidate to interview for a position, you will be notified by April 11. Internships will be conducted between June and August. 

Position key: 1 = Environment 2 = Social Services  3 = Philanthropy  4= Education  5= Community Development  6= Health  7= Arts  8= Other

Undergraduate Opportunities

The Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) enables young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible citizens. For more than 10 years, BGCMB has provided high-quality, community-based youth development services focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and leadership, and job readiness for youth in greater Baltimore.

POSITION DESCRIPTION LINKED HERE

The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CGS) is the leading organization in the Washington D.C. region dedicated to making the case for smart growth. The organization advocates for walkable, bikeable, and transit-oriented communities as the most sustainable and equitable way for the Washington, D.C. region to grow and provide opportunities for all.

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Dent Education promotes equity by empowering under-resourced youth to discover and develop their innate creative potential to shape the world around them. The organization strives for a future in which every human unlocks their creative genius and leads a life of agency.

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District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms. DASH envisions a culture where safe housing is a human right shared by everyone.

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The Giving Square advances the democratic ideals of equality and civic responsibility by recognizing children as leaders for a new model of philanthropy, one grounded in our natural empathetic connections to the experiences and needs of others. The organization envisions a world where communities thrive because everyone, especially children, are active, empathetic, and impactful contributors to society.

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The SEED Foundation partners with urban communities to provide educational opportunities that prepare underserved students for success in college and beyond. SEED’s innovative model integrates a rigorous academic program with a nurturing boarding program, which teaches life skills and provides a safe and secure environment. The SEED Foundation provides programmatic and operating support to SEED schools in Washington, D.C, Baltimore, Miami, and as of fall 2022, Los Angeles.

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Graduate Opportunities

The Bee Informed Partnership Inc (BP) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization using science-based, data-driven approaches to improve the health and long-term sustainability of managed honeybees in the United States. BIP is a national collaboration of leading research labs and universities in agricultural science.

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Community Advocates for Family and Youth's mission is to embrace, educate and empower those impacted, affected, or harmed by crime or trauma on their journey to justice and healing. The organization envisions building and continuously seeking and growing new and stronger partnerships across the county and state and of bridging the community and survivors of crime or trauma that will result in lower crime, confident survivors and a more trauma-informed care system.

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Community Youth Advance (CYA) believes with the support of caring adults; all students can achieve. CYA harnesses the power of community and transforms out-of-school time to Teach, Reach and Keep youth on the path to success. Established in 2018 from the merger between Community Tutoring, Inc. and Mentoring to Manhood, Community Youth Advance increased its services and expanded its student reach and provides extended-day learning, one-on-one mentoring, and STEAM-based summer experiences to students in grades K–12 of all learning levels.

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CSR Communications helps socially-conscious organizations achieve their next big initiative and rapidly expand their impact. The organization serves teams and organizations with a social purpose – and the change leaders inside those established organizations (aka, “intrapreneurs”) who strive to make them more innovative, equitable, effective, and efficient.

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The mission of the D.C. Policy Center is to arm decision makers with fact-based, unbiased and reliable research and analyses to help create a vibrant local economy that can maximize opportunities for residents, workers and businesses in the District of Columbia. Through objective and rigorous research and collaboration, the D.C. Policy Center develops and tests policy ideas, disseminates its findings, actively promotes policy solutions, and engages in constructive dialogue and debate.

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E-Livestock Global's mission is to improve the livelihood of rural and commercial farmers by enabling traceability of their cattle.

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Empowerment Center (EC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2004 to help communities to empower themselves and discover personal, familial and communal resources to live, learn and grow. Today, EC is working in Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland to help individuals to recognize and maximize their social capital, strengthen total wellbeing, improve interpersonal relationships, and alliance with others. The Empowerment Center structures and provides programs and services to help people maintain Quan (love, respect, heart, and prosperity) in their lives because they believe that all people can achieve self-realization.

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Friends of White Oak is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the well-being and improve the public image of the White Oak community of Maryland, and advocate for improved government services.

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Game Genius is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides play-based services and experiences to support leaders, organizations, and socially beneficial initiatives in the Greater Washington DC region. Game Genius was founded in 2018 at the intersection of sports, architecture, and philanthropy.

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The Greater Washington Community Foundation exists to build thriving communities by providing community leadership, inspiring local giving, promoting civic engagement, and guiding strategic philanthropy. The organization works with donors and partners to enhance the quality of life in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County.

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Heart of America (HOA) provides modern resources and transforms spaces into motivating learning environments so students and communities can learn and grow. HOA is a national 501(c)(3) that has been working with key partners in under-resourced communities to address the educational inequities faced by many students today.

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Purpose Possible empowers mission-driven organizations to overcome the roadblocks that prevent them from making their purpose possible. The organization's work focuses on helping organizations meet the current demands of their operational budgets, while also planning for sustainable program expansion and organizational growth. The team is comprised of nonprofit professionals with deep experience in leadership, fundraising, strategy, research, communications, community engagement and CSR program management.

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Stella's Girls mission is to educate and empower young women and girls to become leaders and advocates in their communities. The organization aims to develop confident female leaders, equipped and passionate about leading their communities, organizations, businesses, schools, and agencies - both domestically and internationally.

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The Be. Org's mission is to encourage and nurture youth to live above their socially imposed limitations; to develop their character, talents, and leadership skills allowing them to go beyond a dream and achieve remarkable excellence. Through out-of-school time programs, specialized youth development, conferences, and pop up events, the organization has truly challenged our youth to Be.

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Open to Both Graduate and Undergraduate Students

The 29th Street Community Center's mission is to serve children, youth and families in its surrounding neighborhoods and across the city through year-round after school, evening, summer programming and employment/leadership opportunities. The Center strives to provide community building for neighbors of all ages through hosting accessible programming, events, initiatives and conversations with diverse audiences about critical issues facing Baltimore City.

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American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign.

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Arts for the Aging engages older adults and caregivers in health improvement and life enhancement through regular participation in the multidisciplinary arts. They stimulate minds, bodies, spirits and imaginations. Arts for Aging is a nationally-recognized social service organization that delivers its experiences in community and residential care settings and with museums and cultural institutions in Greater Washington D.C.

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B-360’s mission is to utilize dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline and build bridges in communities. B-360's work shifts street riders out of traffic into programming, safe spaces and opportunities around their love of dirt bikes and skills. They work with all stakeholders, including students, riders, communities, policy makers/government officials and law enforcement to create equitable solutions and voices that work for all.

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Ballet After Dark provides the only somatic intervention program that uses a trauma-informed, dance therapy curriculum to encourage survivors of sexual violence and various levels of trauma to heal trauma stored in the body. With an emphasis on amplifying and prioritizing the healing of Black youth and women, its mission is to help youth and women reprocess, rebuild and reclaim relationships with their bodies following sexual abuse and trauma using the healing power of dance.

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Ballet After Dark provides the only somatic intervention program that uses a trauma-informed, dance therapy curriculum to encourage survivors of sexual violence and various levels of trauma to heal trauma stored in the body. With an emphasis on amplifying and prioritizing the healing of Black youth and women, its mission is to help youth and women reprocess, rebuild and reclaim relationships with their bodies following sexual abuse and trauma using the healing power of dance.

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Bethesda Green works to address environmental challenges locally by creating a sustainable, green community built collaboratively through citizen engagement, environmental education, government partnership and innovative business development.

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Black Outside, Inc (BOI) was founded with the mission of expanding outdoor programming to more youth of color across central Texas. BOI seeks to not only diversify the outdoors, but cultivate a new generation of outdoor participants reflective of our country’s beautiful diversity. Black Outside, Inc oversees and organizes specialized outdoor experiences for Black youth through our different programs: Camp Founder Girls (Summer Camp), the Brotherhood Wilderness Collective, and the Charles Roundtree Bloom Project.

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Bridges to Housing Stability provides a path to self-sufficiency to prevent and end homelessness through affordable housing solutions and advocacy in Howard County, Maryland. Bridges believes that housing is the key to a household’s stability. Whether resolving the issue of homelessness or preventing a household from becoming homeless, the organization goes beyond crisis intervention – its approach and mission focuses on long term housing stability for its target populations.

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The Community Ecology Institute (CEI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance community health and well-being by fostering diverse connections between people and the natural world. CEI's work focuses on tangible, community-level change at the intersection of environment, education, equity, and health.

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of children living in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect. With a strong commitment to diversity, CASA/ Prince George’s County trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child’s individual needs. By providing a voice to children in the foster care system, it is its goal to help children and promote the timely placement of those we serve in safe, permanent homes.

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Creative Nomads’ mission is to uplift, educate and connect arts entrepreneurs, youth and families through art, music and cultural programming, while advocating for equal access to art for all.

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Launched in 2013, the Democracy Initiative works toward a bright future in which all Americans participate fully and freely in the democratic process. The organization believes that the voice of every citizen should be heard and counted, so all of us have an equal say in a democracy that is of, by, and for the people. Democracy Initiative's endorsing organizations pursue a diverse range of progressive goals, including civil rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, and climate justice.

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Economic Growth Business Incubator provides training, coaching, and support to aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business. The organization believes that all businesses should be profitable, sustainable, and an asset to the community.

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EducArte offers music, dance and arts programming that centers around encounters of African, indigenous and European cultures in the Americas, especially in Latin America. EducArte focuses on community building and cross-cultural communication to foster a vibrant and diverse cultural arts community that encourages artist and audience collaboration.

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EPIC Homeschool Network Inc. is a multicultural, faith-based educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community for all students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in a nurturing environment. The organization does this by ensuring education equity with affordable classes, clubs, providing field trips and other extra-curricular activities to extend learning experiences beyond the classroom.

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Inspire greater giving. Global Impact works on charitable ventures to inspire greater giving. We serve as a trusted advisor, intermediary and implementing partner across the private, nonprofit and public sectors. Through these partnerships, we have raised nearly $2 billion for causes such as disaster relief and global development. Global Impact’s reach and services are complemented by the work of our subsidiary company, Geneva Global.

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Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (HIP) is an innovative, green nonprofit housing developer and counseling agency based in Prince George’s County, Maryland dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods. HIP creates housing and economic security for low- and moderate-income households and provides services that improve the quality of life in the communities they serve across Maryland.

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The Howard County Autism Society serves individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and their communities by providing information, support and advocacy; by promoting awareness of autism that values the dignity and uniqueness of each individual; and by working to improve the quality of and access to services and to educational opportunities.

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I Will Survive, Inc.'s mission is to provide economic support, prevention education and health and wellness services to those at higher risk and affected by breast cancer. The organization's vision is to be the leading preventative organization in the world. Imagine a world with health care equity for all with a holistic approach.

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Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) is a state-wide, nonpartisan organization that uses political action and education to protect our air, land, water, and communities. Maryland LCV endorses and elects pro-conservation candidates and holds elected officials accountable through legislative scorecards and advocacy.

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Noble Uprising is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves, educates and empowers women experiencing poverty to overcome hardship through socially responsible programs and resources necessary to enhance overall quality of life.

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Nonprofit Village broadens the capacity and increases the sustainability of nonprofits through education, collaboration and operational support within a shared workspace. The organization's vision is that nonprofits possess the knowledge and (business) practices needed to serve more, collaborate more, and increase impact in the community.

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Taking Effective Action, Inc. (TEA), is a spiritually based, health education organization based in Prince George’s County, Maryland. TEA’s mission is to equip community members, many who are underserved, with the necessary tools to improve their health and reduce their risk of chronic disease. The organization specializes in wellness education programs, products and cooperative efforts with others to enable women, men, youth and families to achieve and maintain optimal health.

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The Complete Player (TCP) Charity is a youth development and educational nonprofit organization that serves low/moderate income families in northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. TCPs mission is to "Unleash the Leader Within" Anne Arundel County youth by providing transformative opportunities that empower and inspire young people to reach their full potential.

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The Phillips Collection is America’s first home for modern and contemporary art, where the intimate and experimental meet. Through art, every visitor can explore the most pressing ideas of our time via dynamic collaborations, innovative inquiry, empathetic forms of public participation, and diverse voices. 

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The Young, Black & Giving Back Institute (YBGB) serves Black-led, Black-benefiting nonprofits and its leaders with a mission to provide capacity building, convenings, and funding that uniquely meets their social impact needs. YBGB's mission is to educate, inspire and empower young black professionals, influencers, social entrepreneurs, and activists to effectively invest in changing their communities through philanthropy.

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The Young, Black & Giving Back Institute (YBGB) serves Black-led, Black-benefiting nonprofits and its leaders with a mission to provide capacity building, convenings, and funding that uniquely meets their social impact needs. YBGB's mission is to educate, inspire and empower young black professionals, influencers, social entrepreneurs, and activists to effectively invest in changing their communities through philanthropy.

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There Goes My Hero (Hero) save lives, provide hope and helps those impacted by blood cancer. Today, Hero partners with DKMS to add potential lifesavers to the National Bone Marrow Registry; and with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and other local providers to provide a support system to blood cancer patients and their families, including transportation services, parking coupons and housing during treatment.

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Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. The Ulman Foundation supports and recognizes each individual as a whole before, during and beyond their diagnosis.

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Social impact advisory for the entire planet. van der Becq Holdings, LLC works in collaboration with ICSD, as a Partnership Practitioner of the UN SDG Goal #17 (Partnerships for the Goals). Together they work on initiatives, projects, programs, with both corporate enterprises, as well as nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, to facilitate sustainable development.

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Vikara Village uses the communal spirit of mind-body practices, like movement and the arts, to empower individuals to reach their full potential. The organizations programs help with goal-setting, problem-solving and building positive relationships within the community, while increasing self-worth.

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A special thank you to the Neilom Foundation and the Center for Engineering Concepts Development for their partnership on this program. 

 

For any additional information pertaining to this program, please email us at impactinterns@umd.edu.