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Anonymous Donor Ponies Up Another $1 Million to Hopkins’ Awesome Internship Program

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Johns Hopkins sophomore Frances Loeb (back, center) interns at Martha’s Place in West Baltimore. Photo courtesy JHU.
Johns Hopkins sophomore Frances Loeb (back, center) interns at Martha’s Place in West Baltimore. Photo courtesy JHU.

Today’s college students find themselves in a tricky situation:  it’s basically impossible to get a job without some sort of internship experience, but not everyone can afford to spend a summer working for free. One solution is, of course, paid internships — but too often non-profits and community organizations are already operating on shoestring budgets, and so can’t afford to pay a student for summer work.

But thanks to a mysterious, anonymous donor, students at Johns Hopkins have a way to earn money, rack up experience, and benefit their community. Each year since 2011, 50 students have signed on to work at Hopkins Community Impact Internships. They lots of support as they spend the summer working for Baltimore-based non-profits aimed at making the city a safer, cleaner, greener place — oh, and they also get $5,000.

Baltimore’s Coolest Summer Internships — Start Readying Your Applications Now!

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Super-Intern

We hate to hassle you right after winter break, but now’s the time to start looking. According to internship.com, the best time to apply for summer internships is before spring break — and some of Baltimore’s coolest and most interesting companies are just starting to post their 2013 internship listings. The details on a few of our favorites are below:

Under Armour:  The sportswear company clothes Olympians, Ravens, and even Batman. Prospective interns will be happy to hear that the company lists 39 summer internship possibilities, including apparel designers, graphic designers, retail strategizers, and logistics analysts. Internships run from May 28 to August 9, and are based in Baltimore. Applicants should have at least a 3.2 GPA.

How One Towson Student Interned Her Way Straight to Fashion Week

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Towson student leverages fashion blog into fashion career

Many college students skew more toward the flip flop/sweatshirt side of the spectrum; not so Towson University senior Colleen Kochesfahani. As you might guess from the name of her blog (Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill), Kochesfahani is fashion-obsessed — and through a few smart steps, she was able to snag internship stints at both New York and Miami’s Fashion Weeks. Add that to her summer spent working with Jill Stuart, and it’s clear that Kochesfahani is on the path to making her hobby into a serious career.

Famous Former Interns (You Can Be One, Too, Baltimore!)

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What do actor John Krasinski, designer Stella McCartney, and filmmaker Spike Lee have in common? Sure, they’re all mega-talented. But equally important: Focused and driven. How did they succeed early in life? Each one grabbed a great internship before entering the real world. Krasinski on “Conan O’Brien”; McCartney at Christian Lacroix; Lee at Columbia Pictures. The rest is history.

If you like to blog journalistically and take pictures, you might be just the future-famous person we’re looking for.

Baltimore Fishbowl summer intern requirements in a nutshell:

We’re hunting for a college-age someone (tech- and internet-savvy), who can write one post a day, photograph, and fill in the calendar.

As for dream characteristics? Hate to say it, but selfless team player. The trick of all winning interns. Sucking up is optional. But not discouraged.

Payoff: A small stipend. You get to work from home. If you’re asked to attend a meeting, you’ll receive a free iced coffee in the bargain. But, please, run to the counter, if you would, and pick up drinks for the rest of us?

If your answer’s “Sure thing,” and you write well, we can’t wait to meet you — write to us today! (Please shoot us an email about yourself and one brief writing sample.)

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