2018 Bloomberg Arts Internship

June 25 - August 10, 2018

This summer, 50 rising seniors from Philadelphia public (traditional and charter) schools will be selected for the 2018 Bloomberg Arts Internship. During this seven-week paid internship, participants will work at Philadelphia’s leading arts organizations, attend rigorous professional development workshops and tour our region’s most important cultural sites.

This is an amazing opportunity to develop vital professional skills while exploring Philadelphia’s rich arts and culture community.

Bloomberg Arts Internship worksites include…

  • Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts
  • The Institute for Contemporary Art
  • Arden Theatre
  • Philadelphia Theatre Company
  • Walnut Street Theatre
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • CultureWorks, Mighty Writers
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • The Philadelphia Zoo
  • The Clay Studio
  • The African American Museum of Philadelphia
  • The Franklin Institute
  • ...and many others!

More Details

You might hear the word ‘internship’ and think that means making copies or getting coffee. Not Bloomberg Interns. At each work site, Bloomberg Interns are active participants in the running of their organizations. Past interns have curated special exhibitions, created walking tours of museums, and conducted a major engagement survey.

Interns work 35 hours per week and are paid $8/hour for their involvement in this program--that includes orientations, worksite hours, cultural site visits and professional development sessions.

If selected, interns will receive the following benefits:

  • SEPTA prepaid weekly transpass (or equivalent) for six weeks
  • Free, behind-the-scenes access to cultural institutions
  • Lunch and breakfast provided twice a week
  • $8/hour to attend all work, trainings, site visits, professional development sessions


The Bloomberg Arts Internship is a seven week program, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., running from June 25 through August 10, 2018.

 How do I apply?

Go to https://goo.gl/forms/5MsQYCgxFIUItUX73 before March 30 to apply!