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Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 837-7577

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Information for College Mentors

About Bloomberg Arts Internship | Student Application | Worksite Application
College Mentor Application | Writing Coach Application
Important Dates  |  Information for Students | Information for Worksites | The Worksite Experience

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) and work closely with the interns to support them with their college search and exploring the Common Application. In addition, College Mentors provide the one-to-one support in making sure their interns are completing work, responding to feedback, and building their portfolios. When not facilitating workshops, they are working closely with students in a variety of capacities. College Mentors will be paid a $1755 stipend.



Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in a two-hour orientation/training session to become familiar with the program, your role, your responsibilities, and the Bloomberg Toolkit.
  •  Participate in Orientation–June 18-21. Plan and implement a Tour of Station North for students.
  • Design and facilitate weekly college prep workshops (led by the Program Director and aligned with the Bloomberg Toolkit) on Thursdays.
  • Travel with an assigned group to Thursday field trips and help facilitate discussion and written reflections at the end of the trip.
  • Support students with the college search, making sure that they have a list of schools and a report about one school.
  • 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 2018 Blog and printed for their portfolios.
  • Set up google folders for each student in order to monitor work, provide feedback, and communicate with staff if there are missing assignments.
  • Support students throughout the day on Thursdays and Fridays, even when not facilitating/leading. This includes facilitating small group check-ins on Fridays, checking in with students during their “work session” at the end of the day on Fridays, monitoring interns’ behavior, and more.
  • Support students in building and organizing their portfolios (see requirements below).
  • Check student timesheets each week for accuracy and site supervisor signatures.
  • Support all staff in preparation for the final presentation day.
  • Act as a positive, engaged role model to students, demonstrating professionalism while also building strong relationships and participating in workshops alongside them.
  • Report any missing assignments on a weekly basis to Chaz/Kristina and the intern so that he/she knows what to make up on a regular basis.
  • Debrief with the full staff on Fridays from 4:00 to 4:30. Provide feedback to Young Audiences at the end of the program.

“I love being at the Bloomberg Arts Internship. You guys have helped me grow in the working field and I would not trade out the people I have met for anything in the world.” –Triaje Eaddy, 2017 BAI intern

Please note:
Each college mentor will be paired with 8-9 interns and will work with peers to facilitate workshops for all students. There are resources in the Toolkit for you to use!

Student Portfolio Contents:

  • Timesheets
  • List of targeted, safety, and reach schools
  • Presentation of one researched school/template of research collected from peers
  • Resume
  • Artwork Essay
  • College Essay
  • Poetry/Writing Prompt: Where I am from
  • Blog Posts (at least 6)
  • Daily headlines (at least 18)


Orientation: June 18-21; 9:00-4:00
Program: June 28-August 3; Thursdays 9:00-4:00 and Fridays 9:00-4:30

College Mentor applications are due March 30, 2018.




Contact Kristina Berdan
Bloomberg Program Director
410-837-7577 x117


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