You are at your community sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 40 hours in total. These placements are confirmed as of January 2017. Placements may be subject to some changes. We are committed to providing quality service-learning internship placements for all participants.
Alliance, Inc. (2 placements)
Alliance provides community-based services to people living with mental illness and developmental disabilities as well as veterans facing homelessness. Alliance’s recovery-oriented continuum of services help people live more independently and achieve their dreams. Child and Adult experiences are available. You will be able to better understand the day to day life of adults with severe and persistent mental health disorders through exposure to the operations of the psychiatric rehabilitation day program and residential program which help clients stabilize their symptoms, connect with resources and monitor medications and physical health. You will also be able to work with children, adolescents and their families through in-home wraparound care coordination services.
Baltimore City Health Department B’more Fit Program (1 placement)
The public health focused B’more Fit for Healthy Babies program offers Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) weight-loss support and wellness education, group exercise classes led by professional trainers, tips on budgeting and food preparation, and much more. B’more Fit is part of the highly successful B’more Healthy Babies, led by the Baltimore City Health Department and the Family League of Baltimore City, which brings together communities, organizations, and resources so that every baby might have the best start possible. You have an opportunity to observe and support the fitness and health education classes for Baltimore mothers on public assistance. You will also contribute to B’more Fit’s project management through data entry, outcomes evaluation, and special projects, such as blood-pressure education and food access.
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System (1 placement)
Bon Secours Hospital helps people and communities by providing compassionate, quality health care to all in need in West Baltimore, with special concern for the poor and dying. The hospital has 72 acute care beds and patients are cared for holistically with traditional acute care services and an array of ambulatory and community services. You will be assigned a project and will experience the operations of several departments including Emergency, Social Work and Housing by shadowing staff and attending department “huddles” and staff meetings.
Dru Mondawmin Healthy Families (2 placements)
DRU/Mondawmin Healthy Families is Baltimore City's first evidence-based, in-home visiting agency for families with pregnant women and children under the age of five. An integral portion of the DRUM Healthy Families’ philosophy is the importance of individuals and families being given the opportunity, resources, and support to achieve their self-identified goals. You will gain experience with key family programs and services, such as WIC food program, safe sleep education for babies, positive parenting, and child development assessment. You will support the program with data processing, outcomes evaluation, and planning of family education sessions.
Healthcare for the Homeless Client Support Desk (2 placements)
Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) was is a nationally-recognized model for the delivery of care to underserved populations, providing health-related services, education and advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of homelessness. You will assist the medical center’s clients by connecting them to community resources, such as food banks, educational opportunities, and addiction treatment programs. Tours and shadowing experiences will be provided for students to learn about the comprehensive services and advocacy that are required to end homelessness.
Kennedy Krieger Neuropsychology Research Laboratory (1 placement)
The Neuropsychology Research Lab operates as a division of the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The research lab is dedicated to clinical research in the science of brain-behavior relationships. You will be part of a research team that manages and analyzes clinical research data and consults on protocol development for clinical research on brain-behavior relationships. You will learn about the informative roles that large-scale data analyses have on clinical research and best practices of care.
Keswick Senior Center Adult Day Services (2 placements)
Adult Day Services at Keswick provide transportation, nutritious meals, and a highly qualified team that has expertise in geriatric and dementia care, including our registered nurse, social worker, dietician, activities specialist and physical, occupational and speech therapists. You will contribute to the day-to-day activities and care management of the center’s clients. You will understand how nurses, social workers, speech therapists, and other health professionals work in teams to plan and execute the optimal care for the elderly.
Loyola University Maryland Clinical Centers (2 placements)
The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) provides state-of-the-art facilities and treatment for people experiencing difficulties in the areas of psychology, literacy, hearing, speech, and language. Some services are also provided off-site through partnerships with schools and community agencies. You will have an opportunity to shadow and learn about the allied health professions, such as speech-language, and clinical counseling. You will also gain skills in community health partnerships and outreach, including needs assessment and creation of evidence-based health education sessions.
Mercy Medical Center Hospital Social Work (1 placement)
Social workers in hospitals and medical centers provide frontline services to patients with conditions spanning the entire health care continuum. Mercy Medical Center is a nationally recognized center of excellence with deep roots and commitment to its downtown Baltimore community. You will learn about hospital social worker’s clinical and community work through shadowing and project-based learning. You will have an opportunity to participate in supportive housing assistance for the unstably housed, patient discharge planning, and educational outreach.
Powell Recovery Center (2 –3 placements)
Powell Recovery Center is focused on alcohol and drug treatment within the Baltimore city area. The staff of mental health and substance abuse professionals offer inpatient and outpatient treatment and manage crisis and halfway housing. You will participate in client case management and data review, including the analysis of ER diversion data. You will learn about teamwork and day-to-day client support behind successful outpatient substance abuse services.
Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (2 placements)
The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC) is a low barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night in the City of Baltimore. Services include shelter, convalescent care, breakfast and dinner, showers, laundry, case management and a variety of life skills and empowerment classes -- with a focused goal on assisting residents in obtaining permanent housing. You will support the center’s staff in their management of health and wellness empowerment programs, such as fitness classes, diabetes awareness, and stress management. You will learn about the supportive roles that wellness promotion and positive social interaction have in managing difficult life situations.
Wraparound Maryland, Inc. (1 placement)
Wraparound Maryland’s mission is to provide care coordination services utilizing wraparound principles and philosophies to guide a process where all families and youth feel supported, encouraged and hopeful that their goals will be realized. You will have an opportunity to work with a Care Coordinator or Case Manager in the adult targeted case management program and child and youth mental health case management program. You will experience the intake process, interviewing, assessment completion, treatment plan development, child and family teams, and participation in group supervision. You will become familiar with business operations and electronic health records.
We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in one of your top choices but we try our best to honor your preferences. Please submit your placement choices at your earliest convenience and latest by Wednesday, March 22.