Bloomberg Arts Mentors

A Paid Summer Internship for College Students
New York City

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.

Applications for the Summer 2023 Bloomberg Arts Mentors are now being accepted.
APPLY NOW! Application Deadline is March 31, 2023.

Bloomberg Arts Mentors 2022:
(top row) Ada, Anamica, Christie, (bottom row) Laura, Noelle, and Norman

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.

Mentors support college and career-readiness classes and provide 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: : There are six to eight positions available. Candidates should have a deep interest in the arts and have exceptional organizational skills. Candidates must also have strong writing and editing skills and experience working on virtual platforms, such as Zoom and Google Meets. Applicants should indicate in their cover letter or resume any design, photography, or film experience. They must be legally allowed to work in the US. In accordance with applicable law, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mandatory Dates: The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program runs for approximately ten weeks from June 13 to August 18. Mentors work part time (average of 25 hours/ week). These dates may be subject to change according to changing COVID-19 policies, and may include weekend dates and evening events.

Payment: Undergraduates are paid $22/hour for their work, including training. Postgraduates are paid $24/hour for their work, including training.

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. Undergrad applicants must be enrolled full time during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.
Postgrad candidates must be current seniors (expected graduation date of spring term 2023) or have graduated in 2022 or 2021 from a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City or must be a current permanent resident of the City.

Program Details:

Throughout the intern orientation sessions and the eight-week program, Mentors act as role models for high school interns. They model interpersonal communication skills and set workplace expectations. They also assist with administrative responsibilities, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Mentor high school interns participating in the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program working at cultural institutions throughout New York City
  • Support high school interns through the college application process—sharing their own college journey, and helping students understand the life choices that they are making
  • Cultivate arts appreciation during field trips to museums, outdoor installations, and parks; model genuine curiosity about the arts; encourage students to create authentic connections to art and culture through conversations
  • Provide reminders and timely feedback to interns regarding their personal statements for college, work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities
  • Collect and process weekly timesheets for high school interns and track interns’ assignments
  • Visit interns’ work sites to liaise with partnering organizations, and document interns’ internship work experiences
  • Manage photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program, capturing quotes and taking photos of weekly Studio enrichment sessions
  • Oversee and assist with interns’ PowerPoint presentations for a culminating event.

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.

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Applications for the Summer 2023 Bloomberg Arts Mentors are now being accepted.
APPLY NOW! Application Deadline is March 31, 2023.

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, Dixon Place, 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, Socrates Sculpture Park, Transit Museum, and Studio Museum in Harlem.

Hear what 2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship teens had to say about their experience: