2019 Bloomberg Arts Internship

June 24 - August 16, 2019

Applications for the 2019 Bloomberg Arts Internship are closed. 

This summer, 50 rising seniors (graduating 2020) from Philadelphia public schools will be selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Arts Internship. During this eight-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. Please note: the Bloomberg Program is currently only accepting applications from high school juniors attending a Philadelphia public or public charter school.

This is an amazing opportunity to develop vital professional skills, explore Philadelphia’s rich arts and culture community and develop the perfect college application.

Past Bloomberg worksites include…

  • Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts
  • The Institute for Contemporary Art
  • Arden Theatre
  • The National Constitution Center
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • CultureWorks
  • The Fabric Museum and WOrkshop
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • The Philadelphia Zoo
  • The African American Museum of Philadelphia
  • The Village of Arts and Humanities

A Different Kind of Internship.

The Bloomberg Arts Internship Program recruits students from across Philadelphia for an intensive eight-week program of cultural immersion, professional development and college readiness training. Mondays through Wednesdays, interns are active participants in the running of their organizations, supporting both the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit, as well as executing on a capstone project. In the past, interns have created and led tours produced original videos, and  helped develop major exhibitions.

On Thursdays, interns visit iconic cultural sites across the city, hearing directly from leaders in the sector and getting a behind-the-scenes look at what makes a world class arts and culture institution tick. Finally, on Fridays, interns come together for challenging and engaging professional development and college readiness workshops, where they’ll develop vital skills to carry them forward in their educational and professional lives.


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

Interns receive the following benefits:

  • SEPTA prepaid weekly transpass (or equivalent) for eight 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 eight week program, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., running from June 24 through August 16, 2018.