Bloomberg Arts Internship
JULY 5 - AUGUST 12, 2022
Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences) is proud to offer paid internships to up to 40 rising seniors from Baltimore City Public High Schools through the 2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program. Made possible by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this seven-week, full-time, paid internship will build strong career skills and help students:
gain meaningful workforce experiences in the field of arts and culture through placements at arts/cultural institutions
prepare to apply and transition to college through professional development and the support of college mentors
develop knowledge of and connection to the city's vibrant arts culture through panels of local artists, studio visits, and trips to local arts areas/organizations
strengthen their oral and written communication skills through professional development and the support of writing coaches
connect, create, and catalyze change in their lives and communities
connect to a BAI community grounded in safety, belonging, equity, and creative expression
We are grounded in values of youth voice, creative expression, inclusion, intentional collaboration, and radical love.
Who can apply?
Rising high school seniors from Baltimore City Public Schools
ARTS + CULTURAL VENUES
Baltimore-based arts and cultural institutions
What will this year's program look like?
We currently anticipate that 2022 BAI will be an IN-PERSON program, though interns may complete parts of their internships virtually as decided by them and their site supervisors. We will continue to update our plans based on city and state COVID safety precautions. In 2020, we were fully virtual, and in 2021, we operated a hybrid program. We are prepared to deliver a strong, engaging program in any format!
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: March 11
Final Deadline: March 23
Unique among todayʼs leading philanthropists, Mike Bloomberg has run both a multi-billion-dollar company - Bloomberg LP, a technology company he founded in 1981 - and one of the worldʼs largest cities. His entrepreneurial spirit, public-policy experience, and belief in the power of cities to drive solutions to pressing global problems define Bloomberg Philanthropiesʼ approach to making the world a better place.
Bloomberg Philanthropies focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation, and arts & culture. These five areas encompass the issues Mike Bloomberg and his team are most passionate about, and where they believe the greatest good can be achieved. While Bloomberg Philanthropies works on a wide range of issues within each focus area, they apply a distinctive approach to all of our undertakings. Learn more.
About the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program
In 2012, Bloomberg Philanthropies created the Bloomberg Arts Internship program in New York City as a pipeline for public school students to college and careers. It is a rigorous program with three major elements: a six-week paid placement and project working day-to-day in an arts organization; visits to arts and cultural organizations; and professional development. This program's success led the foundation to expand its reach, first to students in Philadelphia, and now in Baltimore City.