Bloomberg Arts Internship Arts and Cultural Worksite Partners

Arts and Cultural organizations play a critical role in the Bloomberg Arts Internship program.

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. Worksite partners will be paid a stipend of $1104.00 per intern to help offset the cost of staff time in supervising and guiding the intern(s) and $240 per student for the optional employment extension week.

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 15, 2020.

New for 2020: Optional Employment Extension

We have an opportunity for 10 students to continue to work for a full week/full-time at their arts and cultural site if there is substantive work to be done at the site and the site has continued supervision for the intern. You can indicate your interest and availability in the application.

Important Dates

February 20, 2020
Info Session, 12:00-1:30 pm

March 15, 2020
Worksite applications due

March 20, 2020
Worksites are notified of acceptance

May 27, 2020
Worksite/Student matching event, 4:30-6:30 pm

June 4, 2020
Worksite orientation, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

July 6-August 14, 2020
Bloomberg Arts Internship program

August 14, 2020
Culminating event

August 17-21, 2020
Optional employment extension


Contact Joanna Thursby, BAI Executive Assistant