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Bloomberg Arts Mentors

Bloomberg Arts Mentors
A Paid Summer Internship for College Students
New York City, Summer 2017
The Bloomberg Arts Mentors 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. Mentors also assist with a variety of administrative tasks and will learn about implementing a highly effective arts education program.
Cultural organizations that have participated in the program in the past include: Alvin Ailey, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theater of Harlem, New York Live Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, Nuyorican Poets Café, Poets House, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art 21, and Studio Museum in Harlem.
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 three positions available. Program Details The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program will run for approximately 8 weeks from mid-June through mid-August, five days per week. Responsibilities 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.
—-General administrative assistance and support for the internship program.
—-Communicate with interns regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
—-Assist with planning group visits and excursions to cultural institutions, 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 with supervision of Bloomberg high school interns that are placed at Studio in a School.
—-Help to oversee and assist with intern multi-media projects; Mentor will support Artist Instructor and students in this effort.
—-Support and mentor high school interns with their college applications.
—-Photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Art and Culture Internship Program at weekly class sessions as well as at all work sites; compile report at the end of the 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 July 5th through August 18th and will be paid $13/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 three 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 2016-2017 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.
There are no exceptions to these eligibility and financial aid requirements. Application Information To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, documentation of EFC (see above) and at least two references to:
bai@studioinaschool.org Please include “Bloomberg Arts Mentors” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.