About the Internship
The Bloomberg Arts Internship offers paid summer internships to rising seniors from Baltimore City Public High Schools. The program is designed to challenge and inspire students and build strong career skills while providing:
- meaningful work experience and special projects in arts administration through a placement at an arts/cultural institution;
- behind-the-scenes tours and presentations at arts organizations;
- the chance to see/hear/talk about works of art in various arts disciplines, including visual art, music, theatre, dance, design, film/video, technology; and
- guidance and support with college applications.
Writing coaches work collaboratively to build a curriculum that includes in-class writer’s workshops crafted to develop three finished pieces: a bio/cover letter, a resume, and the personal statement used for the college application. Workshops will help to build interns’ writing stamina and teach them the value of revision and persistence. They will be held accountable to finish their work because they will work in groups to provide and receive feedback. Central to the success of the writing component will be the regular writing practice that is required each week. Weekly blog posts create a routine that allows the students to develop writing skills in a safe and imaginative environment.
Scope of Work…
- Participate in a full day orientation/training session on June 6th from 10:00 to 4:00 to become familiar with the program, your role, your responsibilities, and the Bloomberg Toolkit. We will share best practices and provide time to develop workshops and get feedback from peers.
- Participate in one afternoon of Orientation (July 1st from 12:00 to 5:00) and be prepared to work in your small groups to begin building relationships with students.
- July 6-August 14—THURSDAYS ONLY 10:00-5:00
- Spend 45 minutes supporting students in writing their blogs;
- Design and deliver weekly workshops in order to ensure that students have a final draft of their bio, resume, and college essay. These will be led by the Lead Writing Coach and based on Bloomberg guidelines, student needs and best practices (2.5 hours);
- Use the time when not working with students to meet as a staff and/or provide feedback for students.
- Monitor student progress on their drafts through google docs.
- Provide feedback on drafts for students (in person and outside of time with students).
- Share a first and final draft of the college essays and bios of each student with the evaluation team.
- Support students in completing their presentations and preparing their portfolios during “work sessions.”
- Check interns’ headlines and blog posts each week to ensure that they are completed and are proofread, revised and ready to be published on the BAI 2020 Blog and printed for their portfolios.
- Debrief with the full staff on Thursdays from 5:00 to 5:30.
- Report any missing assignments on a weekly basis to Kristina and the intern so that he/she knows what to make up on a regular basis.
- Provide feedback to Young Audiences at the end of the program.
The Lead Writing Coach will also be responsible for interviewing potential coaches, supporting the Training/Orientation of fellow coaches, facilitating the creation of the writing workshops with the team, and creating/monitoring the 2020 BAI Blog.
- Each writing coach will be paired with 9 interns and will work with colleagues to facilitate workshops for all students. There are resources in the Toolkit for you to use!
- Interviews for selected applicants will take place on March 11th from 5:30 to 7:00 at Young Audiences. Please hold the date/time.
- Training: June 6th, 10:00-4:00
- One afternoon of Orientation—July 1st, 12:00-5:00
- Program: Thursdays July 9, 16, 23, 30, 6, and 13 10:00-5:30
- OPTIONAL: Trip to Philadelphia Friday, July 24th, 9:00-8:00
FYI: Some students will continue at their worksites for five days a week from August 17-21.
Pay: $3160 stipend/$3660 for the Lead Writing Coach