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

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!

Final Deadline: March 23

If your school is interested in an Information Session (virtual or in-person) facilitated by BAI Youth Ambassadors, please reach out to Kristina at [email protected]

“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

2021 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. 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.

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