CSS WordPress Website Developer Intern

Use your CSS skills to make critical improvements to CPHA’s website, which uses the WordPress platform.

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 area 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.

Possible Projects Include:

  • New Page Templates: Build page templates that allow CPHA to have different side columns for different sections of the website.
  • HTML/CSS Editing: Match the look/feel of the website to a new search feature that is not yet public. Provide a clean transition between the primary website and the search pages.
  • Customization: Research and install widgets and custom options that enable the user to have a more streamlined experience.
  • Protocols: Write a protocol for future interns and staff to use to update the website and make improvements.
  • New Site: CPHA manages a coalition that needs their WordPress site developed. A Theme has been purchased, but needs to be fully installed and set up.
  • Mobile Site: Work with professional programmers to ensure the mobile site development process is executed properly.

Expectations of Interns

All on-site 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.


  • Documented experience working with CSS.
  • Willingness to research new tools and expand knowledge based on the needs of the project.
  • 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.  This internship is not location-specific, and tasks may be completed off-site. However, an interview in person is required, and occasional meetings on-site are necessary.  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 resume@cphabaltimore.org.  Once you’ve submitted a resume with a brief cover letter/email, CPHA will contact you and set up a time to interview.