Internship Opportunities with 21CC

Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative has opportunities available for Johns Hopkins undergraduates to intern with us and work on a variety of research projects both at the center and in partnership with city agencies. To learn more, please contact Mac McComas, and read below.

We have positions available for students with skills in econometrics, applied statistics, and geospatial mapping. Our research spans a variety of issue areas including climate change, public health, small business development, housing, transportation, crime and safety, and local governance.

Our Current Interns

Kirsten Corlay

Kristen Corlay is a member of the class of 2024 studying Civil & Systems Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Development at Johns Hopkins University. She researches the utility of Baltimore City’s scooter program through geospatial data. Her interests include using technology for social justice, urban policy, and resilient cities. Find her on LinkedIn here.

Andrew Solanto

Andrew Solanto is a Class of 2024 Civil & Systems Engineering student at Johns Hopkins minoring in Computer Science and Environmental Studies. He is currently doing geospatial research on e-scooter usage in light of pandemic and equity issues in Baltimore City. Outside of 21CC, Andrew works with social justice-meets-STEM nonprofit Helloo World. Find him on LinkedIn here.

Former Interns

Advitah Arun

Advitha Arun is a recent graduate of the MA Economics program from Columbia University. She is also a Research Assistant for the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank. At 21CC, Advitha researches micro-mobility and scooters in Baltimore City.

Tess Snyder

Tess Snyder is a member of the class of 2021 at Johns Hopkins. She is studying Economics and Applied Mathematics. She has previously worked on research projects relating to international trade, and is interested in exploring other areas of economics. At 21CC, Tess is researching public safety and crime reduction strategies that have shown effectiveness in cities across the US.

Nicole Muehleisen

Nicole Muehleisen is a senior at Johns Hopkins University, where she studies Economics and Behavioral Biology. She is interested in economic factors that can improve health and well-being and is specifically passionate about applying research insights to improving Baltimore residents’ daily lives and opportunities and strengthening her own connecting with the city.  At 21CC, Nicole is working on several projects investigating the relationship between cargo ships and water pollution and the effect of public housing demolition in neighborhoods in Baltimore City.

Maalson Nyonna

Maalson Nyonna is a junior at Johns Hopkins studying Public Health Studies and Sociology. Maalson’s interests include urban development as it pertains to Africa and African relations with other parts of the world. 

James Scharf

James Scharf is a sophomore majoring in political science and minoring in computer science at Johns Hopkins. His research interests include, but are not limited to, computational social science, electoral research, socioeconomic trends and natural language processing. See his personal website here.

Ryan Ebrahimy

Ryan Ebrahimy is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Political Science and Molecular & Cellular Biology. His research interests include understanding the role and impact of public policy on socioeconomic mobility, especially anti-poverty urban policy. His other interests pertain to climate change, democratic participation, and immigration and refugee assistance.

Kelly Pang

Kelly Pang is a member of the class of 2021 at Johns Hopkins University majoring in economics and international studies. At 21CC, Kelly is researching public sector union contract negotiations.

Qiushi Zhao

Qiushi Zhao is a freshman majoring in Applied Math and Economics at Johns Hopkins University. At 21CC, he is doing research on a project investigating Census 2020 child undercount. His research interest includes using data processing to give a better measurement and insights on the number of children at various census tracts in Baltimore City to improve the current Census statistics and the loss of federal dollars for the city.

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