Bloomberg Arts Internship

Get Paid to Work in the Arts

Hear what participants in the 2020 program had to say about their experience.

Since 2012, the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program has offered New York City high school students paid summer internships in cultural institutions, which allows them to: build skills and competencies through authentic work experience; participate in arts engagement; and receive practical assistance with the college application process. 

(Applications for the 2021 program are now closed; please check back in March 2022 for information about BAI 2022.)

Bloomberg Arts Interns are paid to participate in special tours of museums and arts organizations, work on individual and group assignments, and experience the cultural richness of New York City. 

Since 2012, the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program has offered New York City high school students paid summer internships in cultural institutions, which allows them to: build skills and competencies through authentic work experience; participate in deep arts engagement; and receive practical assistance with the college application process. 

Bloomberg Arts Interns are paid to participate in special tours of museums and arts organizations, work on individual and group assignments, and experience the cultural richness of New York City. (Applications for the 2021 program are now closed; please check back in March 2022 for information about BAI 2022.)

This year, 60 teens have been selected to participate in the 2021 Bloomberg Arts Internship program at 35 host organizations across the boroughs. These rising senior interns will begin a three-session orientation (on Saturdays) in mid-June; their seven-week internship begins on June 28. 

2021 PROGRAM DATES (Subject to revision):

  • Application Deadline: April 9, 2021
  • Orientation: Saturdays: June 12, 19, and 26
  • Program Start : Monday, June 28
  • Program Duration: 7-weeks (ends Friday, August 13) with a one-week extension option (ends Friday, August 20)

Check out BAI Instagram posts from the Bloomberg Arts Interns.

Questions? Contact us: bai@studioinstitute.org


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Bloomberg Arts Internship is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.


* Participating CTE high schools:
Manhattan: Talent Unlimited High School, High School of Art & Design, and High School for Fashion Industries; 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.