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Summer Jobs Program


The Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program is sponsored by Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins University. The program provides Baltimore City students the opportunity to complete an eight-week long paid internship in one of various departments throughout the Institution. The program promotes exposure to careers and workplace culture, while providing an educational experience that promotes mentoring and fosters personal responsibility.

The Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program is excited to announce our partnership with YouthWorks. The JHSJP is strengthening our partnership with YouthWorks by aligning our application process. JHSJP will continue to provide Baltimore City students the opportunity to complete an eight-week paid internship in one of various departments throughout the institution.

JHSJP positions are subject to availability by department commitment across the Institution- certain placement areas cannot be guaranteed; the best effort is made by the committee to match students to an area of interest. Past internships have been in the areas of administrative/clerical, patient care and medicine-related, research, information technology, general facilities/housekeeping services, education, human resources and others. Our committee is comprised of representatives from all areas of Johns Hopkins.

Students will work in their respective departments Monday to Thursday and will attend professional development seminars each Friday. Professional development seminar topics include, but are not limited to the following: Service Excellence, Teamwork, Post-secondary Education, Job Readiness, Financial Literacy, Professional Etiquette, etc.

We will review all applications that are submitted by the deadline (February 14, 2020). Preference will go to:

  • Baltimore City residents
  • Baltimore City school students
  • Students at least 15 years old by June 22 of the program year
  • Students with a passing GPA and good attendance

Applicants who meet all Johns Hopkins Summer Job Program's and  YouthWorks requirements will be invited to attend a mandatory Interview Session with Johns Hopkins. Applicants who are asked to continue with the application process, must complete the following:

  1. Complete the JHSJP Interest form and the YouthWorks application
  2. Complete the Johns Hopkins Summer Job Program Criminal Background Check (if 18 years or  older)
  3. Attend and complete the Verification appointment with YouthWorks
  4. Attend Interview Session with Johns Hopkins
  5. Attend Occupational Health Screening for TB testing (and be cleared)with Johns Hopkins;
  6. Attend Orientation Session (if cleared by Occupational Health)
  7. Attend Meet and Greet Session

To apply to the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program and work for one of Johns Hopkins' departments, all applicants must complete Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program interest intake form and YouthWorks application to be considered for summer employment. The application process runs from Jan. 2 – Feb. 14, 2020. Only students who successfully submit both JHSJP Interest Intake form and YouthWorks online application with required documents will receive notifications regarding next steps in the process.

You can access the application here: 2020 JHSJP Intake Form

You can access the YouthWorks application here: YouthWorks Application

Interviews for the 2020 program will take place on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2020 for new interns and on Monday, Mar. 9 and Tuesday, March 10 for returning interns.

The 2020 Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program session will be held for eight weeks, starting on Monday, June 22, 2020 – Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program. Please read carefully for program requirements:



Students who attend a school in Baltimore City but reside in a neighboring county are eligible for employment, but first priority is given to Baltimore City residents. If you are both a county resident and student, we apologize but this program is only open to residents of Baltimore City or residents of Baltimore County who attend a Baltimore City school. We appreciate your interest and would suggest that you contact your high school counselor or county government to learn of similar programs in your area.


All JHSJP participants must be 15 years of age or older by June 22. If you are currently under the age of 15 and will not be 15 by June 22, we are unable to extend an opportunity to participate during this program year. We do encourage you to apply when you meet the age requirement. We appreciate your interest and would suggest that you contact your high school counselor or government to learn of similar programs available to you.

If you meet the above requirements and wish to submit an Interest Intake Form and YouthWorks Application, be advised that you will need to secure and submit the following during your interview with JHSJP that will be held in March:

  • Electronic copy of your most recent report card or transcript
  • Electronic copy of your resume
  • Name and contact information (personal email address and phone) of two teacher/counselors who can complete an online recommendation on your behalf.

Only students who complete both the YouthWorks application, JHSJP interest intake form, verification appointment and are able to work the full eight-week program will be considered for employment. Students may miss no more than two days during the program. Students who have planned vacations and those who are required to attend summer school during the eight-week program are ineligible for participation.

It is very important that you read all instructions and have all required data and documentation at hand to complete the application. The application screen should not be left idle at any time; the screen will timeout and you will not have another opportunity to re-enter the site and provide this data. If you DO NOT follow the instructions you will not successfully complete this step in the process. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Please send an email to if you have any additional questions pertaining to this information.


A notification will be sent to parent’s/guardian’s using the information provided in each student’s online application. Please see the FAQs below regarding additional program information. If you have any additional questions, you can send an email to Please note that students will not be invited for interviews without the completed YouthWorks application and JHSJP interest intake form.




Johns Hopkins Departments

Department mentors/supervisors: In order to continue with the program’s success, we need your commitment to host and mentor students in 2020! We welcome you to confirm your support by completing and submitting an online 2020 Department Student Request form by May 1, 2020.

To submit your intern request, please click here: 2020 JHSJP Department Intake-Intern Request Form

Please send an email to if you should have any questions pertaining to this information.


A notification will be sent to teacher(s)/counselor(s) using the information provided during the JHSJP interview session. In order for the student’s application to be considered complete, it is imperative that two (2) teacher/counselor recommendations be submitted on the student’s behalf by the specified deadline. If for any reason this information is not received by teacher(s)/counselor(s) send an email to

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