Important Information

Requirements for YouthWorks students who select EEI, SEE, or BMEI as their placement:

  • Baltimore City residents  
  • Baltimore City Public Schools students  
  • Students at least 15 years old by March 31 of the program year  
  • Good attendance throughout high school  
  • Meet Engineering Innovation Academic Pre-Requisites:  
  • As and Bs in your high school math and science classes.  
  • Completed Algebra II.  
  1. (For EEI) Completed a high school lab science course (Chemistry and/or Physics).  Many students feel that knowledge of physics is particularly helpful for the course.  
  2. (For BMEI) Completed a high school Physics course including a lab component where hands-on experiments and lab reports are written. You need to be comfortable with drawing and calculating forces in free-body diagrams, equations of motion, and principles of electric circuits prior to taking the course.  
  3. (For SEE) Completed a high school science course with a lab.  
  4. (For EEI and BMEI) Completed a course where the trigonometric functions are taught.  You must be able to use sine, cosine, tangent, and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine angles and side lengths for right-angle triangles.   

Accepted students will:

  • Receive a full scholarship to attend EEI (In-Person), SEE (In-Person), or BMEI 
  • (For EEI) Be invited to attend Engineering FUNdamentals (an optional pre-course introduction to campus and a review of material needed for EEI)  
  • Be paid an hourly wage to attend EEI (In-Person) or SEE (In-Person) at the JHU Homewood campus as a commuter student or BMEI online  
  • Have the potential to receive three college credits from JHU  

Complete these steps to start your application for this program

  How to Apply to the Engineering Innovation & JHSJP & YouthWorks Partnership Program

Email the Engineering Innovation Office at [email protected].   
In the email, please include your full name, school, and email address and that you are interested in EI-JHSJP. You will receive specific instructions on how to complete the application.    



Complete an application for YouthWorks. When you complete the YouthWorks application, please select “Johns Hopkins” as your “Career Interests 1.” The deadline for the YouthWorks application for students who wish to be placed at Johns Hopkins will be announced soon. (You can still apply to Hopkins EI Pre-College Programs after that date, but you will not be eligible to be paid for taking the course through YouthWorks.) More details on this application can be found on the YouthWorks website.  

Complete an application for Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program (JHSJP).

December 15, 2023

  • Engineering Innovation online application is available here.  

January – February 2024 (exact dates to be announced)

February 2024 ** (exact date to be announced)

**Note that students can apply to the courses after that date, but they will not be eligible for the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program – YouthWorks Collaboration.  

March 2024 

  • Work-eligibility verification

late June 2024 

  • Engineering FUNdamentals – dates to be announced  
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the JHU Homewood campus  
  • Optional, but BCPSS students taking Explore Engineering Innovation (In-Person) are encouraged to participate  

Course Options

You may apply to one of the following courses as your job placement for the JHJSP-YouthWorks program

Biomedical Engineering Innovation

Offered online only

June 24 - August 2, 2024

Asynchronous course 

Participants will be paid an hourly rate for up to 25 hours per week for during the YouthWorks program.   

Explore Engineering Innovation (In-Person)

July 1 - July 26, 2024

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

Participants will be paid an hourly rate for up to 25 hours per week during the YouthWorks program.

Sustainable Energy Engineering (In-Person)

July 1 - July 26, 2024

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

Participants will be paid an hourly rate for up to 25 hours per week during the YouthWorks program.


Learn about the admissions process, dates, and deadlines.