Bloomberg Arts Internship

Explore Arts Careers! Get Paid to
Learn New Skills & Improve Your College Readiness

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

This summer, high school juniors in New York City can earn $20 per hour working 32–33 hours per week at one of Studio Institute’s non-profit arts and cultural partners through the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI). 

BAI provides a paid opportunity to try out arts careers; hone your workplace, career, and communication skills; and sharpen your writing, through a program led by Columbia University’s Teachers College that includes guidance for completing your college essay. 

Applications for the 2023 Bloomberg Arts Internship are now open.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023


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.

BAI  Orientation will be held June 24 and June 28, 29, and 30. The internship and workshops will take place Monday through Friday: July 5 – August 18. 

Program dates are subject to revision. Tuesday, July 4 is a federal holiday; there will be no program that day. 

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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.