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Bloomberg Arts Internship

Philadelphia's leading arts internship program


The Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) and Bloomberg Arts Internship - School Year (BAISY) are programs for rising high school seniors in Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Interns are paired with local arts and culture organizations to gain paid, real-world work experience while participating in professional development sessions, cultural immersion activities and post-secondary readiness workshops. BAI aims to ensure that participating students develop critical professional skills and prepare for the workforce while supporting the host city's vibrant creative industries.

This internship program is a rare paid opportunity for high school students in Philadelphia! In addition to gaining valuable experience, the interns are compensated with a competitive wage ($17.53/hour for Summer 2024) and are provided with benefits like transportation and meals. 

Throughout the course of the program, interns are immersed in professional development workshops that are focused on our educational goals or program pillars.

  • Post-Secondary Readiness: Interns learn the skills needed to move seamlessly from high school into a post-secondary learning environment or career. 
  • Self-Advocacy: Interns learn to advocate for their individual needs with confidence and professionalism on their journey to success.
  • Self-Actualization: Interns are able to recognize how their work will help them reach their full potential.
  • Public Speaking: Interns are able to speak confidently to a varied audience.


Bloomberg Arts Internship — Summer 2024 
Intern applications are now closed

The Summer 2024 program is an eight-week program (June 19 to August 16, 2024) that allows students to work up to 35 hours per week. The Summer program is followed by the 2024-2025 School Year Program where select interns who participated in the summer program can continue their internship from October through May for up to 8 hours per week. If you missed the opportunity to apply for BAI, find a list of Programs and Resources for High School Students here.


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Worksites include art and history museums, performing arts organizations, music venues, historical sites, community arts projects, and much more! Is your organization interested in becoming a worksite? Learn more below.


How can I get involved with the Bloomberg Arts Internship as a worksite?

Are you part of a non-profit arts and culture organization? Apply to have your organization participate as a worksite. Worksites have the opportunity to engage with eager students with the support of BAI staff and receive a stipend for their participation! Learn more by watching this recording of the Worksite Information Session. The deadline to apply is March 30


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The Bloomberg Arts Internship is generously sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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