Bloomberg Arts Mentors – Studio in a School

Bloomberg Arts Mentors

A Paid Summer Internship for College Students
New York City, Summer 2016
*Please note – All 2016 positions are now filled*

The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program is a paid summer internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in the arts and working with teens. This is an excellent opportunity for students who would also like to gain experience in arts administration, education and teaching. In this program, Mentors will provide guidance and oversight to high school students who are placed in internships in cultural organizations around the city. The program is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is sponsored by Studio in a School, a nonprofit organization that supports arts in New York City public schools. Cultural organizations that have participated in the program in the past include: Art 21, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theater of Harlem, New York Live Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, Nuyorican Poets Café, Poets House, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Studio Museum in Harlem.

The ideal candidate for this program is creative, flexible, interested in learning about the variety of cultural organizations in New York City, comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups, and committed to serving as a mentor to high school students. They will serve as
role models for the high school interns, and must maintain high standards of professionalism and personal conduct. There are three
positions available.

Program Details
The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program will run for approximately 8 weeks from mid-June through mid-August. Mentors will work five days per week and begin their oversight and administrative responsibilities which will include:

  • Serve as a mentor to high school students working at cultural institutions throughout
    New York City in the Bloomberg Arts and Culture Internship Program.
  • Assist with intern training program prior to start of internship.
  • Communicate with interns regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
  • Assist with planning group visits and excursions to cultural institutions throughout the summer, both on regular field trip days and extra activities on evenings and weekends.
  • Assist with developing prompts for weekly blog postings; manage collection of postings from students and post appropriate photos and student writings.
  • Support Studio staff in supervision of Bloomberg interns that are placed at Studio in a School.
  • Help to oversee and assist with intern multi-media projects; Mentor will support
  • Artist Instructor and students in this effort.
  • Support and mentor high school interns with their college applications.
  • Photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Art and Culture Internship Program at weekly class sessions as well as at all work sites; compile report at end of program with highlight photos from every work site and class sessions.
  • Collect and process weekly time sheets for high school interns.
  • At end of program, assist with final collection of all reports and other program documentation.
  • Mentors will work part time in June and 35 hours per week starting July 7th and will be paid $13/hour for their work, including training. They will be required to submit weekly time sheets, a mid-internship report, and a final report.

Qualifications
There are three positions available. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and strong writing and organizational
skills. Please indicate any design, photography, or film experience that you have, as there will be one position that will require film
and editing skills.

Program Eligibility
Students must be a current sophomore or junior in a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be permanent residents of New York City. Applicants must be enrolled full time during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Financial Aid Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that illustrates an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $10,000 or less.  

Application Information
Application period for 2016 is now closed. Please check back next year.