Young Audiences of Maryland (YA) will offer paid summer internships to 35 rising seniors from Baltimore City Public High Schools. This internship program includes: meaningful work experience and a special project through a placement at an arts/cultural institution; behind-the-scenes tours/presentations at arts organizations; and the chance to see/hear/talk about works of art in various arts disciplines (visual art, music, theatre, dance, design, film/video, technology). Students will also receive guidance and support with college applications and build strong career skills. This program is made possible by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program is designed to challenge and inspire students. As an intern, you will work at your internship worksite three days per week. On the fourth day, you will participate in field trips to cultural institutions, and on the fifth day, you will participate in professional development, college prep workshops and writing coaching sessions.
Interns can expect to develop work plans, start a college application, create personal essays, write responses to art and performances, complete a final project and, most of all, be challenged. Interns are paid $9.25 per hour for 35 hours per week for the six-week internship plus an additional 20 hours during the orientation week—a total of 230 hours from June 18 to August 3, 2018.
To apply, students must be enrolled in a Baltimore City public high school and:
- Successfully complete their junior year 2017-18;
- Be 16 years of age or above as of 6/15/18;
- Have a passion for the arts;
- Commit to attend the 35-hour/week internship plus a 20-hour orientation June 18-21;
- Commit to working full-time for 6 weeks from June 25 through August 3;
- Be able to work legally in the United States
How to Apply
Visit yamd.org/bloomberg to learn more, download a paper application, or fill out your application online. Applications are due Friday, March 30, 2018.
Questions? Email Chaz Walters, Bloomberg Coordinator, at [email protected].
About the Bloomberg Arts Internship In 2012, Bloomberg Philanthropies created the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) 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. Learn more about the program at yamd.org/Bloomberg.