Bloomberg Arts Mentors

A Paid Summer Internship for College Students
New York City, Summer 2019

Now accepting applicants for 2019 positions

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 21Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dance Theatre of Harlem, El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, New York Live Arts, New York Theatre WorkshopNuyorican Poets Café,  Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater,Park Avenue Armory, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 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 four
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. Their oversight and administrative responsibilities 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 Institute
  • Help to oversee and assist with intern multi-media projects; Mentors will support Artist Instructor and students in this effort.
  • Support and mentor high school interns with their college applications.
  • Photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Arts 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 1st and will be paid $17/hour for their work, including training. They will be required to submit weekly time sheets, a mid-internship report, and a final report.

There are four 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 2018-2019 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

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