New Americans Engagement Intern

Explore the world of New Americans by being involved with community building and the engagement of immigrants and other foreign-born populations in Baltimore City to make meaningful social change. CPHA’s program focuses on training programs and networking to engage immigrants in their neighborhoods. Interns will have the opportunity to work with community partners working on immigration issues in the non-profit and government sectors.

Project Tasks May Include

  • Reading detailed reports on immigration integration and preparing summaries of key information.
  • Continue researching best practices for engagement and integration of New Americans in neighborhood associations, by reading and evaluating programs run by other non-profits across the country.
  • Preparation of a gap analysis of current and proposed initiatives coordinated by the government and local non-profits.
  • Cold calls to non-profits and government offices in other states to gather information on successful program models.
  • Write project plans for CPHA’s New American initiatives.
  • Coordinate meetings; manage invitations, logistics and day-of materials; record minutes.

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 immigration, neighborhoods and leadership development.
  • The intern will learn about working for a nonprofit organization, and learn about the culture of nonprofits.

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.
  • Understanding of program design through business classes preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrant-focused nonprofits.
  • Academic background in Sociology, Anthropology, Human Services, Political Science, or other related field, with an emphasis on cultural studies.
  • Ability to speak more than one language preferred.
  • 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.