The Bloomberg Arts Mentor program is a paid summer internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in the arts and working with teens. This is an excellent opportunity for students who would also like to gain experience in arts administration, education and teaching. In this program, Mentors will provide guidance and oversight to high school students who are placed in internships in cultural organizations around the city. The program is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is sponsored by Studio in a School, a nonprofit organization that supports arts in New York City public schools. 

The ideal candidate for this program is creative, flexible, interested in learning about the variety of cultural organizations in New York City, comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups, and committed to serving as a mentor to high school students. They will serve as role models for the high school interns, and must maintain high standards of professionalism and personal conduct. There are four positions available.

Program Details
The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program will run for approximately 8 weeks from mid-June through mid-August. Mentors will work five days per week. Their oversight and administrative responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as a mentor to high school students working at cultural institutions throughout
    New York City in the Bloomberg Arts and Culture Internship Program.
  • Assist with intern training program prior to start of internship.
  • Communicate with interns regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
  • Assist with planning group visits and excursions to cultural institutions throughout the summer, both on regular field trip days and extra activities on evenings and weekends.
  • Assist with developing prompts for weekly blog postings; manage collection of postings from students and post appropriate photos and student writings.
  • Support Studio Staff in supervision of Bloomberg interns that are placed at Studio Institute
  • Help to oversee and assist with intern multi-media projects; Mentors will support Artist Instructor and students in this effort.
  • Support and mentor high school interns with their college applications.
  • Photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program at weekly class sessions as well as at all work sites; compile report at end of program with highlight photos from every work site and class sessions.
  • Collect and process weekly time sheets for high school interns.
  • At end of program, assist with final collection of all reports and other program documentation.
  • Mentors will work part time in June and 35 hours per week starting July 1st and will be paid $17/hour for their work, including training. They will be required to submit weekly time sheets, a mid-internship report, and a final report.

Qualifications
There are four positions available. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and strong writing and organizational skills. Please indicate any design, photography, or film experience that you have, as there will be one position that will require film and editing skills. 

Program Eligibility
Students must be a current sophomore or junior in a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be permanent residents of New York City. Applicants must be enrolled full time during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Financial Aid Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that illustrates an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $10,000 or less. 

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Internship Program is offered to students from select CTE high schools in New York City. The program places rising seniors at various arts and cultural organizations, and provides many of them with their first paid job experience. The internship aims to provide meaningful professional experience, increase students’ exposure to the arts, improve their communication skills, and assist with the college application process. Interns gain experience in a professional environment, participate in special tours of participating museums and cultural organizations and work collaboratively on group assignments. There is no prior experience necessary. 


Requirements: 

  • Be a junior during the 2018-2019 school year
  • Be 16 years of age or above as of 6/1/2019 
  • Have an interest in working within an arts organization
  • Commit to attend the 20-hour Orientation/Intern-training in June 26th to July 3rd
  • Commit to working full-time for 6 weeks, July 8th to August 16th
  • Be able to work legally in the US
  • Provide your Transcript, Attendance Records, and two letters of recommendation at the Mid-April interviews


Questions?

Please email at bai@studioinstitute.org

The Studio Arts Mentor Program is a paid internship for undergraduate Studio Art majors, which provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience teaching and supervising others. Interns will assist an experienced teaching artist by helping coordinate an apprenticeship program for high school students who are learning to teach visual art to children in New York City camps. 

Interns serve as mentors to the high school students as well as co-teach art classes. Arts Mentors will be the eyes and ears in the field and help administer the program by identifying problems as they arise, submitting daily updates, and documenting the program’s success. By providing guidance and support, interns serve as role models to the high school students, therefore must be professional and maintain high standards of personal conduct.

The ideal candidate for this program is:

  • Creative and Flexible
  • Interested in learning about how to teach art
  • Comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups
  • Committed to serving as a mentor to high school students
  • Organized

  

Program Details
The Studio Arts Mentors program will run for approximately 20 weeks from mid-March through mid-August. Spring Arts Mentors will work approximately 6 hours per weekfor 12 weeks. Summer Arts Mentors will work four to five days per week in the summer. Mentors will be paid $17/hour for their work, including training.

Their oversight and administrative responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as a mentor to high school students teaching at camps throughout New York City in the Teen      Apprenticeship Program.
  • Communicating with teens regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
  • General administrative assistance and support for the program, including collection of timesheets and      work-related documents for teens.
  • Photo-documentation of the TAP Program at weekly class sessions as well as at all work sites; assist in      preparation of final reports and documentation of program for social media. 
  • Supervising site visits to camps in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan
  • Assisting the artist by preparing materials and modeling clean up procedures for students


Program Eligibility
Applicants must be:

  • A declared Studio Art major or BFA student
  • A full time undergraduate student, currently a sophomore or junior
  • Eligible to work in the United States without a Visa
  • Residents of New York City or currently attending a school in New York City.

Financial Aid Qualification:  There is a strict Financial Aid Qualification for this program: students should have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the most recent academic year. Their Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less. Candidates will submit their SAR as a PDF document along with their cover letter, resume, and transcript. Students who do not meet this qualification will not be considered for an interview.

To meet the requirements of Arts Intern you must:


1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here: http://www.foundationforroanokevalley.org/pdfs/Student-Aid-Report-example.pdf


2) Be a rising junior or senior, enrolled as a full time undergraduate as of the Fall of 2019.


3) Be a resident of Memphis or attend school in Memphis.


Materials required for submission:

1) Cover Letter
2) Resume
3) Copy of Transcript
4) EFC page of your SAR


Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. 


You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and a letter of recommendation to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application."

To meet the requirements of Arts Intern you must:


1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here: http://www.foundationforroanokevalley.org/pdfs/Student-Aid-Report-example.pdf


2) Be a rising junior or senior, enrolled as a full time undergraduate as of the Fall of 2019.


3) Be a full-time college student who lives or attends college in within 35 miles of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. 


Materials required for submission:


1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

3) Copy of Transcript

4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program.
You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and a letter of recommendation to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application."

To meet the requirements of Arts Intern you must:


1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here: http://www.foundationforroanokevalley.org/pdfs/Student-Aid-Report-example.pdf


2) Be a rising junior or senior, enrolled as a full time undergraduate as of the Fall of 2019.


3) Be a resident of New York City (any of the 5 boroughs) or attend school in New York city (within the 5 boroughs). 


Materials required for submission:


1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

3) Copy of Transcript

4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program.
You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and a letter of recommendation to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application."

To meet the requirements of Arts Intern you must:


1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here: http://www.foundationforroanokevalley.org/pdfs/Student-Aid-Report-example.pdf


2) Be a rising junior or senior, enrolled as a full time undergraduate as of the Fall of 2019.


3) Be a resident of Philadelphia, or attend school in Philadelphia. 


Materials required for submission:


1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

3) Copy of Transcript

4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program.
You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and a letter of recommendation to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application."

To meet the requirements of Arts Intern you must:


1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here: http://www.foundationforroanokevalley.org/pdfs/Student-Aid-Report-example.pdf


2) Be a rising junior or senior, enrolled as a full time undergraduate as of the Fall of 2019.


3) Be a resident of Cleveland's Inner Ring Suburbs, or attend college in Cleveland. 


Materials required for submission:


Materials required for submission:


1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

3) Copy of Transcript

4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program.
You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and a letter of recommendation to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application."

To meet the requirements of Arts Intern you must:


1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here: http://www.foundationforroanokevalley.org/pdfs/Student-Aid-Report-example.pdf


2) Be a rising junior or senior, enrolled as a full time undergraduate as of the Fall of 2019.


3) Be a resident of Boston (anywhere inside Route 128) or attend school in Boston. 


Materials required for submission:

1) Cover Letter
2) Resume
3) Copy of Transcript
4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program.
You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and a letter of recommendation to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application."

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