BAI Writing Coaches play a key role in supporting interns throughout the program

Writing coaches work collaboratively to build and facilitate a curriculum that includes in-class writer’s workshops crafted to develop three pieces: a personal essay (This I Believe or a response to a piece of art), an artist statement, and a completed draft of their college essay. Workshops will help to build interns’ writing stamina, guide them in determining the kinds of writers they are, support them in writing with their authentic voices, and help them understand the value of revision and persistence.

Writing Coaches will each have 6-8 interns in their small group and will provide feedback in those small groups and written feedback through Google Docs. They will share interns’ drafts with our outside evaluators as a way to evaluate and improve the program. Weekly blog posts will create a routine, allowing students to develop writing skills in a safe and imaginative environment. In partnership with College Mentors, Writing Coaches will facilitate small group “Creative Conversation Clusters” around texts that interns self-select.

“I loved my experience with Bloomberg. I made long-term connections with staff and interns, I feel like my horizons are expanded in terms of considerations for my future as an artist, and I have more knowledge about the community. I benefited from this internship in a number of ways, and this opportunity is one that I am going to cherish for a long time.”

Seth Plummer, BAI 2020 Cohort