Hopkins celebrates more than 450 summer interns during closing ceremony of Summer Jobs Program

In its 24th year, the program has employed the largest number of interns to date in paid positions across the university

More than 450 Baltimore students were celebrated Friday in the closing ceremony of the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program.

In its 24th year, the Summer Jobs Program offers paid internship opportunities to students from Baltimore City. For eight weeks this summer, they worked in departments and offices across the institution and took part in weekly professional development sessions to build their job skills.

Hundreds of paid interns who worked across the university and hospital system as part of the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program will be celebrated in a closing ceremony before they go back to school this fall. This year's summer cohort was the larget yet for our program, which offers paid positions to Baltimore city residents who are high school and college students. We asked some new and returning interns what they learned during the summer. Swipe through the photos to see what they said about their experiences, and leave them a note below! #SummerIntern #SummerInternship #JohnsHopkins #JHU #GoHop #Baltimore

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"The Summer Jobs Program offers students in our community a chance to learn and grow into professional roles," says Lorraine Wilson, the youth programs coordinator for the Summer Jobs Program. "What makes the Summer Jobs Program so unique is that it combines real—and paid—work experience with the soft skills education that will help prepare these interns for their future careers… hopefully right here at Hopkins."

More than half of the Summer Jobs interns worked on the East Baltimore campus, with the rest spread across Homewood, Bayview, Keswick, Eastern, and other locations off-site.

Among the guests at Friday's closing ceremony were Baltimore City Council Member Zeke Cohen; Daniel Ennis, the Johns Hopkins senior vice president for finance; and Redonda Miller, president for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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