Writer/Editor/PR Intern

Use your writing and editing skills to support CPHA’s mission.  Interns can write CPHA’s blog posts about civic action, urban news, and neighborhood resources.  Interns may also help Baltimore’s community leaders by editing CPHA’s Tip Sheets that provide valuable information to residents for free.  Also, interns may write articles to be submitted to the local news reporters to help CPHA gain more press covereage.  CPHA has a variety of ongoing and short-term projects, and you could match your interests with the projects of your choice!

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.

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

  • Write for CPHA’s Blog: monitor news related to CPHA’s mission, and write articles that fit into four categories: political actions, news related to neighborhoods, housing or transportation, resources neighborhoods can use, or CPHA’s infrequent blog posts.
  • Edit Tip Sheets: compile pre-written content and develop some new content to create formal Tip Sheets that teach citizen leaders important skills they need to make their community organizing and neighborhood improvement programs successful.
  • Write News Articles: ghost write articles about CPHA events and programs that will be sent to local news reporters for publication in the Baltimore Sun and the Baltimore Brew, for example.

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.


  • 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.  Writing internships are 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.