The Institute of Notre Dame partners with organizations surrounding the school to offer more mentoring opportunities for students.
The Internship Program is a voluntary activity open to juniors and seniors with the primary goal of exposing students to a work experience as close to their chosen interests as possible and forming mutually beneficial partnerships with IND’s neighboring institutions. Currently students are interning at University of MD School of Pharmacy, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Living Classrooms Foundation, Catholic Charities Esperanza Center, and Our Daily Bread.
Students work (unpaid) two afternoons per week from 3 to 5 p.m. with Saturdays as an option, but the final schedule is determined by the student and her organization. IND welcomes suggestions from the school community, especially alumnae.
Scholars that Care
IND partners with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex for the Scholars That Care program, which helps mentor and guide students interested in health care.
Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 apply for the program during the spring semester of their junior year. During the summer before their junior year, interested students volunteer at Johns Hopkins Bayview to gain exposure to the health care field. While volunteering, students have an opportunity to apply for paid non-clinical nursing positions.
Each year, up to two students are selected to attend CCBC-Essex with full tuition support. They complete both the core college and nursing requirements. During this time, accepted students are required to work part-time at Johns Hopkins Bayview. After nursing fundamentals are completed, students have the opportunity to advance their skills in other roles at the Medical Center. Upon completion of the associate’s degree in nursing, students apply for registered nurse (RN) positions at Johns Hopkins Bayview.