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Arts for Learning Maryland Seeks College Mentors for the Bloomberg Arts Internship

About Arts for Learning Maryland

Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is devoted to enriching the lives and education of Maryland’s youth through educational and culturally diverse arts programs. Through Arts for Learning, professional teaching artists from all disciplines partner with educators, schools, and school districts to provide -- on average -- over 300,000 hours of learning in, through, and about the arts to more than 185,000 Maryland students annually.

Arts for Learning is a mission-driven organization that values community, innovation, and passion. The staff, board, and teaching artists have a shared commitment to advance equity in the field of education by working tirelessly to generate opportunities for students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.

About the Bloomberg Arts Internship

The Arts for Learning BAI is a rigorous program with three major elements: a six-week paid placement working day-to-day in an arts organization; opportunities to connect with artists, leaders and organizations that make Baltimore City such a vibrant arts community; and professional development focused on college and career readiness.

This is a seven week, full time paid internship program made possible by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies with goals for students to:

  • 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;
  • and connect to a BAI community grounded in safety, belonging, equity, and creative expression.

We are grounded in the values of youth voice, creative expression, inclusion + accessibility, community care, intentional collaboration, and radical love.

We currently anticipate that BAI 2023 will be an IN PERSON program, though interns may complete parts of their internships virtually as decided by them and their site supervisors.

Job Description

College Mentors play a key role in supporting interns throughout the program. The College Mentors are present on both Professional Development days (Thursdays and Fridays). Under the guidance of the College Preparation Consultant, they work closely with the interns to support them with their college search and exploring the Common Application. In addition, College Mentors provide one-to-one support in making sure their interns are completing work, responding to feedback, and building their portfolios. Mentors facilitate weekly check-ins with their small group of 6-8 interns. When not leading the facilitation of workshops, they are supporting these workshops and working closely with students in a variety of capacities. In partnership with Writing Coaches, College Mentors will also facilitate Creative Conversation Clusters around texts/articles that interns self select.

This is a part-time temporary position running from June 13 to August 16, 2023. For more information and the link to apply, please see the full job description HERE.

Salary Range
Employer Name:
Arts for Learning Maryland
Job Title:
Bloomberg Arts Internship College Mentor
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Benefit Package
This is a seasonal, temporary position.

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