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Internship Opportunities

The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) offers many unique opportunities to students interested in:

  • Working one-on-one with senior citizens with a range of abilities—from very active and independent, to frail, cognitively impaired and homebound—and, if applicable, their caregivers
  • Learning more about the operations of an Area Agency on Aging, the aging process and resources available to the community
  • Gain a broader understanding of the issues facing older adults, as well as their interests and abilities

Application Process

  1. Review the BCDA internship positions potentially available or view the list of BCDA internship openings.
  2. Follow the application process for the Academic Credit Internship Program.
  3. BCDA staff will review applications, consider the fit with the department/division and the interests of the individuals. and select candidates to interview.
  4. Conduct interviews and determine the placements.
  5. Work with the prospective intern and the Office of Human Resources to arrange required screenings and a start date. (Unsuccessful candidates will be notified at this time.)

Intern Expectations

Students accepted into the internship are expected to:

  1. Attend orientation and sign a confidentiality agreement.
  2. Check-in periodically with their BCDA supervisor to ensure school requirements are being met and the intern has all necessary resources for an enjoyable and growth-oriented experience with the agency. 
  3. Conduct a personal exit interview with their supervisor prior to the conclusion of the internship.
  4. Receive a survey following internship completion for their comment and feedback regarding the internship experience.

Interns will also be encouraged to participate in BCDA-sponsored professional development activities, including conferences, workshops, webinars, and lunch and learn sessions.

Potential Positions by Division

The following divisions may be hiring for the intern positions listed.

Contact Us

Department of Aging

611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone

Fax

410-887-2015

Director

Laura D. Riley

 
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