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Bloomberg Arts Internship Mentors -- Paid College Internship Opportunity

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance


The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program is a paid summer internship for college students with an interest in Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector, building pathways to higher education, and working with teens. This is an excellent opportunity for students who would like to gain experience combining the arts, and education.

The Bloomberg Arts Internship places 50 incredible high school students with arts and culture organizations across the city for an immersive workplace experience. In addition, students visit culturally significant sites throughout Philadelphia and attend weekly professional development workshops. Mentors provide guidance to students throughout their internships, with worksite check-ins, support for site visits, and facilitating programming during professional development workshops.

The ideal candidate for this program is creative, flexible, comfortable speaking in front of groups, and has experience creating and facilitating programs for teens. Experience as a camp counselor or after school program facilitator would be beneficial.


Job Responsibilities:
Serving as a mentor to high school students participating in the Bloomberg Arts and Culture Internship Program.

  • Communicate with interns regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
  • Photo-documentation of program at worksite visits, arts and cultural site visits and intern professional development.
  • Compile report at end of program with highlight photos from visits and professional development.
  • Collect and process weekly time sheets for high school interns.
  • Engage in ice breakers that incorporate visual, literary or performing arts to achieve set goals and outcomes.
  • Assist with facilitation of intern orientation, arts and cultural site visits, and professional development training workshops.
  • Guide intern creation of multi-media projects, blogs and social media as needed.

Mentors will work part time (approximately 30 hours per week) starting June 25, 2018 to August 10, 2018.

Mandatory attendance:  There will be no exceptions for vacations that conflict with following program dates:

  • Mentor Training:  TBA (Possible dates Wednesday, June 20th or Thursday, June 21st)
  • Intern Orientation Week: Monday, June 25th through Thursday, June 28th (8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day).
  • Weekly Arts and Cultural Site Visits and Professional Development Workshops: Thursdays and Fridays, July 2nd through August 10th (8 am to 4 pm.)
  • At least 2 intern worksite visits: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays July 9th through August 10th (flexible hours)
  • Final Presentation Day:  Friday, August 18, 2017 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Payment Structure
Mentors will receive a stipend of $2640 which will be paid in 3 installments throughout the course of the program.

Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in arts and culture, experience facilitating teen-based programs in a fun and engaging manner, and possess strong writing and organizational skills.

Program Eligibility
Applicants must be enrolled in college during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Criminal and child abuse clearances required prior to start of program.  Forms and necessary instructions on obtaining these will be provided.


Education Level: 
Must be enrolled in college
To Apply

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