Previously launched in New York and Philadelphia, the Bloomberg Arts Internship program makes its Baltimore debut this summer.
The program has selected 25 Baltimore City soon-to-be seniors for paid, six-week internships at more than a dozen arts and cultural institutions. The students were selected through applications and interviews.
Participating organizations include Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Dance & BMore, Everyman Theatre, Hippodrome Foundation, Inc., Maryland Film Festival, Maryland Institute College of Art, Peabody Institute, and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture.
In a statement, Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia E. Harris said that the arts internship program, which runs June 20 to Aug. 4, aims "to change how the next generation of employees and leaders perceive cultural institutions' contributions to a city's workforce, economy, and identity."
The project, managed locally by Young Audiences and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, gives students "hands-on, real world workplace experiences and professional development."
The 2017 interns represent about a dozen Baltimore schoos, among them City College, Western, Franklin, Patterson and Baltimore School for the Arts.