Bloomberg Arts Internship
Immersive summer programs and internships have a significant impact on a student’s development — putting them in a better position to succeed in the classroom and gain the experience they need to have success in their future careers. The Bloomberg Arts Internship program is working to help young people develop the skills and give them the tools they need by providing students in Baltimore, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. with work experience at select cultural institutions, as well as work-readiness and college-preparation training. Rising public high school seniors receive paid summer internships at cultural nonprofits along with supplementary activities in their city designed to provide meaningful workforce experience, develop knowledge of the creative sector as a career path, encourage awareness of culture as a civic resource, and prepare students to apply to and transition into college. In total, more than 1,000 students have graduated from the program.
Through the Bloomberg Arts Internship program, students become familiar with workplace etiquette and improve their communication skills. By exploring cultural assets in their city, they also develop critical life and work skills and prepare for the transition to college. Additionally, the program aims to encourage greater diversity among museums’ audiences and staff and instill in students an appreciation of the importance of culture to civic life.
To date, Bloomberg Philanthropies has invested $17 million in the Bloomberg Arts Internship program.
Top photo: Bloomberg Arts Interns in New York City present their end-of-program internship projects.