The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program is a paid summer internship for post-grad and undergraduate college students with a strong interest in the arts and culture of New York City. This is an excellent opportunity for students who would like to gain experience in arts and educational program management and guidance for teens as they prepare to transition to college.
The program is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the New York City cohort is administered by the Studio Institute. Studio Institute partners with a broad range of arts and cultural institutions to provide meaningful career training and expose interns to the multiple professional pathways in the arts. (See below for a sample of our partnering organizations.)
Mentors support virtual classes (and some in-person support if conditions allow) and oversight to rising senior high school students who will be 1) interning at arts organizations around the city and 2) participating in college support and professional development workshops and 3) attending (virtual and in-person, when possible) arts and cultural field trips across the five boroughs.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a demonstrated deep interest in the arts and have exceptional organizational skills. They must also have strong writing and editing skills and experience working on virtual platforms, such as Zoom and Google Meets.
Program Eligibility: Undergrad candidates must be current rising juniors or seniors in a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be permanent residents of the City. Postgrad candidates must be current seniors or have graduated from a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City and must be a current permanent resident of the City.
Financial Aid Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and provide the EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) document.
Questions about Bloomberg Arts Mentors? Contact us: BAI@studioinst.org
Check back in February 2022 for information about the 2022 Mentors program.
Cultural organizations that have participated in the program include: Art 21, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bartow Pell Mansion Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Children’s Museum of Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem, El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, HERE Arts Center, Lewis Latimer House Museum, Madison Square Park Conservancy, Museum of the City of New York, New York Hall Of Science, New York Live Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, Nuyorican Poets Café, Park Avenue Armory, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and Wave Hill Public Garden.
Hear what 2021 Bloomberg Arts Internship teens had to say about their experience: