Community Leader Management and Engagement Intern

Interested in working with community leaders, developing plans for community outreach, and implementing these plans? Use communication, analytic and critical thinking skills to ensure CPHA is in communication with all of the neighborhood association presidents in Baltimore City.

Benefits of an Internship with CPHA

  • The intern will learn about pressing issues facing the Baltimore metropolitan area and opportunities to address them on the local, regional and state level.
  • The intern will meet with CPHA’s partners and assist in regional and local initiatives in the areas of housing, transit, neighborhoods and/or leadership development.
  • The intern will learn about working for a nonprofit organization, and learn about the culture of nonprofits.

Interns Will Focus Their Work on a Category That Matches Their Goals:

  • Community Liaison: establish relationships with community leaders throughout Baltimore City.  This includes but is not limited to: inviting leaders to upcoming CPHA events, keeping leaders informed of important changes occurring in the City, or coordinating special projects with specific communities.  Not only will interns be responsible for direct communication with community leaders, interns will develop and implement plans for how to advertise, contact and/or manage received information.
  • Database Management: gain experience with the nonprofit program “GiftWorks” by updating incoming contact information for community associations.  Interns will also be responsible for creating profiles and organizing smart lists to provide comprehensive lists of the community associations in Baltimore City, as outreach initiatives require.

Expectations of Interns

All interns will provide flexible assistance to the Director of Community Engagement and the Executive Director as needed on short term assignments such as research, assisting with meetings, administrative tasks, and event preparation, all to support the mission of CPHA.


  • Incredible attention to detail is critical.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with CPHA staff and community members.
  • Interest in community action, research, public policy, advocacy and influencing the legislative process.
  • Passion for improving communities and strong personal values that align with CPHA’s Vision and Mission.

How to apply

This internship is unpaid. Internship dates and application deadlines are rolling.  CPHA accepts applications and new interns throughout the year.  Students should email a resume and cover letter to  Once you’ve submitted a resume with a brief cover letter/email, CPHA will contact you and set up a time to interview.