Bloomberg Arts Internship

Bloomberg Arts Internship

JUNE 24 - AUGUST 14, 2024

Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is proud to offer paid internships to up to 40 rising seniors from Baltimore City Public High Schools through the 2024 Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program!

Our program is grounded in values of youth voice, creative expression, inclusion, intentional collaboration, and radical love. This seven-and-a-half week, full-time paid internship–which will take place from June 24-August 14, 2024–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 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.

2024 Student Applications are now closed.

NEW IN 2024!

Sophomores: Get a Sneak Peek into BAI!

Are you a sophomore who is really curious about the program but can’t apply until next year? Then this program is FOR YOU! Join us for a Sneak Peek into BAI this summer.

This is a three-day experience for sophomores during which you will shadow the program with alumni as your Mini Mentors. This will give you a real understanding of the program so you can apply in a year. We have ten spots available, and you will get a $150 stipend for your participation!

Applications due: April 12, 2024
Interviews: April 22, 23, or 24 (virtual!)


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BAI is seeking Writing Coaches and College Mentors for summer 2024!

Writing Coaches and College Mentors play a key role in supporting interns throughout the program. Learn more and apply!

2021 Bloomberg Arts Internship Program

Who can apply?

Rising high school seniors from Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore-based nonprofit arts and cultural institutions

Register HERE for our VIRTUAL Lunch and Learn on February 27 from 12:00–1:30 PM, and see the worksite calendar for other important dates.

Is the program in person?

We currently anticipate that BAI 2024 will be an IN-PERSON program, though interns may complete parts of their internships virtually as decided by them and their site supervisors.

How can schools learn more?

If your school is interested in an Information Session (virtual or in-person) facilitated by BAI Youth Ambassadors, please complete THIS FORM. We will reach out to you to schedule a session between late January and early March.


Check out the Greatest Hits of 2022 from the perspectives of interns Hieu Do and Tefi Lara HERE! #JOY


Check out our All about BAI video created by 2023 Ambassadors Jumi Omoshebi, Kaylee Eaton-Torres, Treasure Williams, Trellis Forrester, and Jordan Thomas with our Social Media Manager Alexandra Miller HERE! #getexcited 

“I gained so much confidence from BAI. I would never have applied to the colleges that I did and there is no way I would be where I am now (Georgetown University) without BAI.”

—Jada Snyder, studying American Studies and English at Georgetown University, BAI 2018

"My life as a Bloomberg Intern has been life-changing. I have had the opportunity to work at a worksite that has taught me a lot about the working world and how a performing artist's work can be different from others. I have also learned things such as mindfulness, time management, how to become a better writer, and more. This internship has given me the confidence and determination to accomplish my goals in life."

—Kaliya Eaton, 2021 Bloomberg Arts Intern


“BAI has been truly influential on who I am. Some doors have definitely opened up because of the Bloomberg name! It has really shaped how I take space in the world.”

—Marisa Guy, studying Environmental Studies, Art and Political Science at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, BAI 2017

"This internship is beautiful. The people working here truly care about bettering the next generation and making us confident in our futures and ourselves. It's not something you experience often as a teen but for that exact reason it's something that will be cherished forever."

—Barri Senae Moore, BAI 2020 Cohort

“I struggled with figuring out a major and BAI really helped. Even down to just the conversations I was having with college mentors and my peers.”

—Miggy Alumbro, studying architecture at the University of Maryland, BAI 2018

2023 Arts + Culture Partners


Bloomberg Philanthropies

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 in the arts. The program’s success led the foundation to expand its reach to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, and Washington, DC. As Baltimore enters its eighth year, Arts for Learning Maryland is in search of 40 dynamic Baltimore City Public Schools rising seniors to make up the 2024 cohort.

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