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  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Center for Social Concern

  • CSC Student Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Omega Kappa Mu

  • Camp Kesem - JHU

  • Tutorial Project 2020-2021

  • Tutorial Project

  • Community Impact Internships Program

  • CIIP 2022

  • Economic Development

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    CIIP Blogs (Summer 2022)

    Hello Future Intern!
    Congratulations on being where you are now! It is an exciting time, though I am sure you are also feeling a little nervous stepping into this role. You got this!
    First, I want to tell you that you are 100% capable, and so much more than capable. You bring to the table your own amazing strengths and personality. There is so much power in that. From the orientation to all your past experiences, you are prepared. Sometimes we can be our own biggest barriers, and if telling you that you are ready helps you at all, then I am happy to do so.
    Secondly, be your own advocate. Both professionally but also when you end up working with helping others, it is so important to look out for yourself. Be firm about what you need and the boundaries you have. Ask questions! The nonprofit world can be chaotic and busy, so everyone else also is running around scrambling to get things done. No one will be mad if you ask for a clarification email or an extension for your deadline. If you need things to be in list form, ask! You will meet a lot of different people with different work styles, and you will learn how to work together, but that does not mean having to bend over backwards to fit someone else's work style.
    Organization has been one of the most helpful things during my experience here. Sure, some of the documents were digital while others were gathering dust in file cabinets. With such an old organization there is a lot of history, a lot of papers, and you are kind of just thrown into the mix. Approach this with an open mind and keep track of what you do. You wont organize 20+ years of information, but you can keep what you do neat and simple so that the person that follows you will have an easier time.
    Lastly, talk to the people you work with. I ended up doing a lot of small tasks I didn't expect to. Sometimes I was thrown into meetings. There are so many lessons and experiences you will gain in a short 8 weeks. The best parts of my internship were by far talking to the people I worked with. Talking about weekend plans and how hot the weather was during the commute, but also about their lives and passions. There will always be excel sheets to make and meetings to transcribe, your time with these specific people is limited and so valuable.
    Reach out to your cohort when you need, have fun this summer, and take it all in.
    You got this!
    With love and support,
    Cecilia

    Made an impact between 07/31/2022 and 08/04/2022 with Johns Hopkins University

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