ACLAMO Family Centers
512 West Marshall Street
Norristown, PA 19401
515 Walnut Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Founded in 1976, ACLAMO is the only full-service bilingual (Spanish/English) community human-service agency in Montgomery County. Through community partnerships and collaborations, ACLAMO bridges gaps in language and culture to help those in need by linking them to essential health, education, employment, housing and social service resources.
Since 2004, Bryn Mawr Praxis students have participated in the after-school program, the bi-lingual preschool and adult ESL classes that are part of the family literacy program. Students in the Effective Grantsmanship Program have assisted with various grant writing projects at ACLAMO. Through work-study and summer internships, Bryn Mawr students have extended their involvement with the community-based programming at ACLAMO.
CENTRAL Behavioral Health
1100 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
CENTRAL is the oldest private, non-profit, multi-service community mental health center in Montgomery County. The center provides mental health care to people of all ages and socioeconomic levels, and strives to train mental health professionals while educating the community about mental health practices. CENTRAL is also home to the Preschool Intervention Program (P.I.P), a therapeutic, center-based program designed to meet the needs of children who have severe behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties.
CENTRAL is a regular Praxis field site for Psychology courses and GSSWSR field placements; several undergraduate students have developed Praxis III courses that included internships with P.I.P. and other therapeutic programs designed to address the social, emotional and behavioral problems of children
Congreso – Strengthening Latino Communities
216 West Somerset Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Congreso is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, leadership development and advocacy.
Bryn Mawr undergraduates have had Praxis placements in a variety of departments at Congreso; Congreso also provides field placements for GSSWSR students.
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc.
1412 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Norristown Regional Health Center
1401 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. (DVCH) is a private, non-profit organization which delivers community-based, culturally competent, primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. For over 45 years, DVCH has been the safety net provider for Latino and African- American communities in North Philadelphia.
DVCH operates multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, but because of the College’s ongoing engagement in Norristown through the Bryn Mawr–Norristown Community Partnership in Action (CPIA), the Civic Engagement Office is most connected to the Norristown Regional Center; internships are available at the other centers as well.
Family Services of Montgomery County
Central & Administrative Office
3125 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403
Since 1900, Family Services has been caring for children, seniors, and families in Montgomery County who face everyday emotional difficulties or physical hardships.
Family Services has training affiliations with several graduate and undergraduate social work programs in the greater Philadelphia area and has hosted graduate and undergraduate interns from Bryn Mawr College.
Gotwals Elementary School
1 East Oak Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Gotwals Elementary is a Title I School, one of six elementary schools in the Norristown Area School District, a 10-minute walk from the Norristown Transportation Center. Gotwals has faced challenges due to the influx of immigrant, non-English speaking families into the Norristown borough and needs assistance in providing its students with appropriate instructional supports, academic interventions and mentoring programs that will equip them with the skills needed to participate fully in the 21st century.
Bryn Mawr has been involved with Gotwals in several ways: through Praxis, the College’s community-based learning program; Playground Pals, a lunchtime mentoring program; and a Math tutoring program run by graduate Psychology students. In partnership with principal Jeanette Fernandez, Bryn Mawr has deepened its partnership with Gotwals by focusing on the at-risk students in the first and second grade, developing a literacy focused after-school program (G.A.S.P.) that provides help with homework and reading. There are volunteer and internship opportunities available in the G.A.S.P. program, Playground Pals, and in K-4 classrooms.
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR)
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
The mission of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research is to advance human health and well-being through research to improve the detection and treatment of disease; the rapid transfer of new technology to the clinic; and the training of the next generation of scientists and physicians. The Institute’s Center for Public Health Research develops multidisciplinary approaches to address the needs of communities and seeks to develop comprehensive solutions to community problems, issues and concerns. A central focus of this work is to identify and eliminate health disparities.
The Center seeks to engage college students and faculty in community based research projects and will provide internship opportunities throughout the academic year. During the summer, the Center runs a Summer Enrichment Program in Population Health in conjunction with the Jefferson School of Population Health.
605 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving communities throughout Montgomery County. In addition to its shelter, the organization offers a wide range of support to women and their families including transitional housing, support groups, counseling, medical and legal advocacy.
Laurel House has hosted individual volunteers from Bryn Mawr as well as Praxis and graduate Social Work placements. In order to volunteer on the hotline, students must complete a comprehensive domestic violence counselor training.
The Lourdes Center for Public Health
1600 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
The Lourdes Center for Public Health evaluates the delivery of primary care through community based research, with a specific focus on urban health and vulnerable populations in its neighborhoods.
The Center of Public Health provides a wide range of opportunities for students. Students will have the opportunity to receive supervision from researchers and physicians, and will be able to assist with on-going studies or to engage in self-directed projects. Opportunities are also available to participate in the Lourdes Public Health Summer Institute, which allows participants to pursue research under the mentorship of various Lourdes associates in Lourdes Health System.
Maternity Care Coalition
2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), a dynamic nonprofit organization founded in 1980, dedicates itself to improving maternal and child health and wellbeing through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers, and communities. Their MOMobile® program helps low-income families get vital support and services and the information they need to make healthy choices.
Maternity Care Coalition was founded in 1980 by professionals and lay people concerned with the appalling rate of infant mortality and morbidity in Philadelphia. Since its founding, Maternity Care Coalition has been bringing together people who care about the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants and young children, and high risk families. MCC advocated for increased services for women and infants to health and welfare agencies and legislative bodies. Since then, MCC has nurtured over 50,000 families in the Philadelphia region. With our signature MOMobile® program, we use a "bottom-up" strategy of neighborhood outreach, case finding, and building trust with high-risk families to enable parents to access a range of services and programs that improve the quality of their lives. As the Pennsylvania affiliate of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, MCC continues to advocate for families at local, state, and national levels. Since 1980 Maternity Care Coalition has been bringing together people who care about the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants and young children, and high risk families.
Internship opportunities allow students to work directly with communities and clients with support from a Program Manager and MOMobile Advocates. Students participate in all MOMobile activities, including outreach, case management and event planning. In addition, the Center for Student Research Program welcomes students with an interest in maternal and child health research and/or policy.
Puentes de Salud
Puentes de Salud
1900 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Latina Community Health Services
700 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Puentes de Salud was founded in 2002 to promote the well-being of Philadelphia’s Latinos through low-cost, high-quality health care, community development, and innovative education programs which reflect evolving partnerships among individuals, community organizations, and academic institutions. Puentes de Salud has also formed Latina Community Health Services to provide the Latina women in their communities with gynecological care.
Students from the Bi-Co have worked at both locations through service and research. Volunteers fluent in Spanish have had great experiences assisting with basic clinical procedures and providing Spanish-English translation.
1629 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
TransAfrica Forum offers analyses of U.S. foreign policy in the African World by producing reports, policy papers, fact sheets, and issue briefs that explore current issues and policies and make recommendations for policy solutions.
Interns will help work to change U.S. and international policies toward the African world. Interns will be expected to attend meetings on Capital Hill and meetings held by non-profits and NGOs. They will research and provide public policy, historical, legal, and legislative research and analysis and help produce African world news digests, fact sheets, issue briefs, position papers, public policy reports, statements and commentaries, country area reports, talking points, and newsletters. Interns will also support TransAfrica Forum’s public education events, seminars, conferences, community awareness projects, and training programs. Qualifications include background in international policy, research skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) proficiency.
Global Fund for Children
1101 Fourteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
The Global Fund for Children (GFC) advances the education and dignity of young people around the world through its grantmaking program, which funds community-based organizations that serve the health, rights, and development of children and youth in four major issue areas: Learning, Enterprise, Healthy Minds & Bodies, and Safety. Beyond providing financial support, GFC works to leverage additional support on behalf of its grantee partners, to promote sharing of knowledge and creation of networks, and to provide organizational development assistance.
The GFC internship provides a wide range of administrative, research, and programmatic support to the Grantmaking Team. In turn, GFC provides the intern experience in areas such as international development, philanthropy, children’s issues, and the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization.
University of Arizona Telemedicine Program
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 245105
Tucson, AZ 85724-5105
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide training for healthcare providers and specialist consults to providers and patients who are located in areas that do not have that level of service available.
The intern will be involved in working with Dr. Ana Maria Lopez, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pathology and Associate Dean for Outreach and Multicultural Affairs. The intern will also participate in a summer program sponsored by the Center for Disease Control that focuses on addressing border health delivery and access issues. Some opportunity to shadow Dr. Lopez in her clinical and research activities focused on women’s cancers will also be available. Qualifications include an interest in medical care for underserved populations and in public health issues, strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required. Dr. Lopez is looking for a mature, self-directed learner with a strong commitment to her education as she prepares for a health-related career.
1536 E. Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA, 19301
Geneva Global is a pioneer in the emerging field that combines philanthropy and social development. They work to insure that grant capital is allocated to the world’s hardest places and to the most capable organizations, tackling the world’s most urgent community development problems.
Possible internship activities include working on preparing Granting Strategies reports; Landscape Studies; Baseline Studies; Country Profiles; Sector Strategies reports; Visit Briefing Documents; Opportunity Outlines; Concept Papers; Fund Proposals; Prospectuses for Funds, programs, or single projects; Results Reports for Funds, programs or single projects; photo albums, videos, or slideshows to music; or printed Annual Summary Reports etc. Qualifications include an interest in global social entrepreneurship, community/economic development, and international philanthropy, as well as strong interpersonal, organizational, and research skills. Foreign language proficiency is also a plus.