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Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 837-7577

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Worksite Information + Application

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

Arts and Cultural organizations play a critical role in the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI). We are looking for 17-20 partners with the capacity to provide a rich, quality experience for the interns and meet the necessary Bloomberg guidelines. This program has been very successful in New York and Philadelphia, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this to Baltimore City School students and Baltimore’s arts and cultural institutions again in 2018.

Worksite partners will be paid $750 per intern to help offset the costs of staff time in supervising and guiding the intern(s). Selection of partner organizations as worksites will be based on the following Bloomberg guidelines:

  • The organization will offer interns a meaningful role working on a defined project of use to the institution;
  • The project will include the opportunity to engage in both creative and administrative work;
  • The organization will identify a managing staff supervisor to guide and coach the intern(s). It will be helpful if the organization has an education department and/or experience working with high school students. The expertise of the managing staff supervisor and the demonstrated capacity to work effectively with high school students will also be a key factor in being selected;
  • The organization must have the capacity to host two interns. Bloomberg best practices indicate that having two interns per organization works best, but exceptions may be made for organizations who can host only one intern or wish to host more than two;
  • The organization is willing to participate in several required activities: an intern/worksite matching session, a one-time worksite orientation, and a final event when interns will each make project presentation;
  • The organization will provide feedback to be incorporated in a final evaluation of the program.

We will work to ensure that our roster of placements includes large and small organizations, those working in a variety of visual and performing arts disciplines, organizations serving different constituencies, and organizations located in different geographical areas of the city.

Worksite applications are due March 2, 2018.


Download the Information Sheet


Attend an Info Session
February 15, 2018, 12:30-2:00 pm  |  RSVP


The Internship Experience

The BAI model was developed as a pipeline for public school students to college and careers. It is a rigorous program, designed to challenge and inspire students. There are three major program elements: a six-week paid placement and project working day-to-day in an arts organization; visits to arts/cultural organizations; and professional development.

Placement/Project (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday/7 hours per day): Three days a week, interns will work at a partner arts organization under the guidance of a designated staff member and will complete a project designed by the organization that includes both creative and administrative elements.

Field Trips (Thursday/7 hours): On the fourth day, interns will participate in field trips to a variety of cultural institutions to learn more about the work of staff and the various roles in arts organizations. They will discuss and write about works they encounter during their visits.

Professional Development (Friday/7 hours): On the fifth day, interns will participate in professional development. The professional development curriculum includes college prep presentations/workshops, time with a college mentor, financial management, and writing coaching sessions.


How We Will Support You

The YA team comprises members with expertise in arts leadership and management, curriculum development, and arts education. Partners can expect consistent support from the YA team throughout the program.

  • We will be responsible for making sure that students make a full commitment to completing all requirements of the placement and program, and will orient and prepare students for the responsibilities of working with partners.
  • We will be responsible for planning and implementing field trips, professional development days, and the final event.
  • We will arrange for some of our 2017 Baltimore worksite coordinators to participate in the worksite orientation session to give you a sense of what to expect.
  • Our Bloomberg Program Coordinator, Chaz Walters will serve as a resource to you and a liaison to students in helping with issues as they arise, both through regular communication and site visits.
  • We will ask for ongoing feedback in order to continue to make any necessary adjustments that will strengthen the program.
  • We will process all payments to the students.
  • We will use your feedback/perspective in the final evaluations process.



How Interns Are Selected

We are looking for students who demonstrate a strong commitment to school and a genuine interest in the arts and have partnered with several schools to help us with student recruitment. Students will complete an application and be interviewed for the position. They are paid $9.25 per hour for 35 hours per week for the six-week internship, and an additional 20 hours for orientation week—a total of 230 hours from June 18-August 3, 2018.


Arts & Cultural Worksite Partners

Thank you to last year’s Arts and Cultural worksite partners:

Baltimore Center Stage
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) – UMBC
Dance & BMore
Everyman Theatre
Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.
Maryland Film Festival
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Maryland Public Television
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture
Sheridan Libraries and University Museums, Johns Hopkins University


Important Dates

February 6, 2018
Info Session #1, 12:00-1:30 pm  |  RSVP
Interested worksites only need to attend one info session.

February 15, 2018
Info Session #2, 12:30-2:00 pm  |  RSVP
Interested worksites only need to attend one info session.

March 2, 2018
Worksite applications due

March 15, 2018
Worksites are notified of acceptance

May 10, 2018
Worksite/Student matching event, 4:30-6:30 pm

May 21, 2018
Worksites notified of intern placements

May 31, 2018
Worksite orientation, 12:00-2:00 pm

June 25-August 3, 2018
Bloomberg Arts Internship program

August 3, 2018
Culminating event



Contact Chaz Walters
Bloomberg Program Coordinator
410-837-7577 x121


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