Bloomberg Arts Internship

Get Paid to Learn New Skills
and Improve Your College Readiness!

Bloomberg Arts Interns visit the Cantor Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Since 2012, the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program has offered New York City students (at participating CTE high schools*) paid opportunities to try out arts careers; hone workplace, career, and communication skills; and sharpen their writing, through a program led by Columbia University’s Teachers College that includes guidance for completing their college essay.

High school juniors in New York City can receive stipends up to $5,000 upon successful completion of their eight-week internship at one of Studio Institute’s non-profit arts and cultural partners through the Bloomberg Arts Internship.


Applications for the 2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship are now closed.
Check back in February 2023 for information about the 2023 program.


Full-time internship in NYC arts and cultural organizations includes:

  • Three days per week of authentic career experience
  • Weekly classroom workshops focused on improving workplace and college readiness skills
  • Weekly visits with cultural institutions and partner organizations that include special tours and career panels with working arts professionals

To be selected, you must be:

  • A high school junior during the 2022–23 school year 
  • 16 years of age or older by the end of the 2022–23 school year
  • Available for the entire internship program
  • Able to provide proof of vaccination
  • Ready to develop college applications and learn about financing your college education
  • Committed to intern at an arts organization to develop workplace skills
  • Eager to be immersed in New York City’s exciting arts and cultural scene.

Internship and workshops take place Monday through Friday.

QUESTIONS? Contact us: bai@studioinst.org


Hear what teen participants in the 2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship program have to say about their experience.


Bloomberg Arts Internship is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.


* Participating CTE high schools:
Manhattan: Talent Unlimited High School, High School of Art & Design, High School for Fashion Industries, and Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology; Brooklyn: Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Edward R Murrow High School, and Midwood High School; Queens: Academy for Careers in Television & Film and Thomas A. Edison High School; Bronx: Fordham High School of the Arts and High School of Computers and Technology; and Staten Island: Curtis High School.