Bloomberg Arts Internship
2021 Student Application 

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EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:  March 26, 2021
REGULAR DEADLINE:  April 9, 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR BAI APPLICATION!!

Congratulations!  You have taken the first step in becoming part of the BAI family!  As shared in the flyer and on our website, this summer’s program will be a combination of virtual professional development on Thursdays And Fridays, plus the opportunity for in-person field trips (on Friday afternoons) AND in-person time at your internship Mondays-Wednesdays, as determined by your supervisor and you. 


Throughout the program, you will develop a digital portfolio that includes: examples of work from the internship, a draft of your college essay, a first stab at your resume, weekly reflections, and a final presentation, among other things!  


We are following all COVID safety decisions as they are made and will make modifications to the program as needed. All changes will be communicated with students and families in real time.


If you would like support with your application, please reach out to kristina@yamd.org. We can connect you with a BAI Youth Ambassador.

LET’S DO THIS!
This is a BEAST of an application, and we know you can do it!  Please read the entire application and complete it thoroughly. The application is divided into several sections:


  • Who are you? General Applicant information, including parent/guardian and emergency contact phone and email address.

  • What’s on your plate? Other responsibilities you have, including any current jobs or regular responsibilities. 

  • Program Questions: Inquiring minds want to know! This section will ask your comfort level with meeting in person and technology questions. 

  • A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Getting to Know the Program will ask you to watch several videos and answer questions about what you have learned from them. 

  • Your Turn! Getting to know YOU! This section will ask you to talk about why you are interested in the program and for you to rate your skills with various software programs as well as answer a writing prompt. 

  • The Written Word and The Spoken Word sections will ask you to write a personal written response to a piece of art work and for you to create a VERY brief video. 

  • The Calendars section will ask you to review the summer program calendar and demonstrate your understanding of it. 

  • The School Dayz section will ask you to talk to us about your role as a student - grades, attendance, interests, etc.

  • Family Connection will ask your parent/guardian to complete.

  • The Letters of Recommendation section will ask you to provide the names and email addresses of two adults who know you well. This can be a teacher, guidance counselor, admin from your school, a pastor, a mentor, a work supervisor, etc. It should be someone who has known you for at least two years.

  • And LAST BUT NOT LEAST! You will be asked to officially sign and submit your application!


We have up to 25 spots for students and our decision will be based on the content and quality of your complete application. Please note that you can SAVE your application and come back to it - we know it’s a lot! To do this, click on the square at the top that says "save my progress and resume later."


SAVE THE DATES!

If you are invited to a group interview, interviews will be held on May 4, 5, 6, and 7 (4:30-6:30).  You will be required to attend one of these, so please mark your calendars for now.





















The following questions are being used to assess the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program. Your answers will not be used to evaluate your application, nor will they be shared in any way that would allow your answers to be linked to you. 








Parent/Guardian Information








Emergency Contact Information (IF DIFFERENT FROM THE PARENT/GUARDIAN CONTACT INFO ABOVE)







The Bloomberg Arts Internship begins with a required four day Orientation July 6,7,8 and 9 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. 

The following six weeks of the internship include 3 days at the worksite (virtual and/or in person as determined by you and your supervisor) and 2 days of professional development -- 38 hours a week, from Monday, July 12th through Friday, August 20th.

THIS IS A SEVEN WEEK PROGRAM! One week of Orientation and 6 weeks of the internship. 

You must be available for the full seven-week length of the program, including Orientation. Please make sure that you don't have any conflicts due to sports schedules, family vacations, etc. THANK YOU!







PROGRAM QUESTIONS: INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW! 






This will in no way impact our decisions. It will allow us to determine how we can support interns at home by loaning chromebooks and MiFis. 

A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE: GETTING TO KNOW THE PROGRAM
1. Please watch the 2017 Bloomberg Arts Internship Baltimore video located on our website (www.yamd.org) and here.

2. Please watch this video created by 2018 Bloomberg Interns.

3. Please watch this promo video created by a BAI alumni about this past VIRTUAL summer HERE.

4. Please watch this video created by Bloomberg Philanthropies that includes interns from all four cities HERE

5. Finally, please skim through our BAI blog HERE.





YOUR TURN! GETTING TO KNOW YOU


3. Please rank  any skills/software knowledge/experience that you currently have - rate your expertise on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being that you are super familiar/know it well/use it a lot! This information will be helpful for us in matching you to an internship if you are part of the program. 
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THE WRITTEN WORD

Please choose a work of art from one (1) of the three following art spaces and write a short personal response to that artwork. When writing a personal response to a work of art, it's helpful to examine what drew you to the work itself, whether you identify with the artwork, and how the art resonates with you as an individual. Note: Always be sure to include the name of the artist, the project or artwork title, and the year it was made, when possible, in your response. (In a museum, this information can usually be found in nearby object labels or wall text). 

1. The Baltimore Museum of Art - Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art in person (don't forget your mask!) or via their website and select an artwork within the museum that speaks directly to your experience as a student, an artist, or a creative individual in Baltimore City. Do you see parts of yourself in the art you find in the museum? How so? 

2. The ArtxHistory Website - Explore the website ArtxHistory, select an artist or an artwork that you find within their archive and write a personal response to it. What did you learn from the artwork, how did learning about the artwork impact your view of the world? 

3. Thinking back on your own experience - please tell us about a significant or memorable encounter you had with an artwork, book, or performance. Note that this need not have been a formal or ticketed arts experience - it could be listening to a choir in your congregation, reading to a sibling, or looking at pictures your grandfather took. 

THE SPOKEN WORD

Please create a 30-45 second video about yourself and upload it. We have included some guidelines below to make sure it is no more than 45 seconds. Though these enabling constraints exist, please have fun with this! Include: 
  • A greeting of your choice
  • Your name
  • (Complete this sentence with something you are comfortable sharing!) If you really knew me, you'd know...
  • (Complete this sentence with a social justice issue that is really important to you!) I believe...
  • (Complete this sentence with a description of the people you surround yourself with, i.e. artists, loud, quiet, honest, loyal, hilarious, creative, dancers, etc.) My people are...
  • (Complete this sentence with what art means to YOU.) Art is...
  • (Complete this sentence with pure honestly about what you love about Baltimore.) Baltimore, I love...
  • A closing of your choice.
Please note: Files cannot exceed 30 MB. If you need help compressing your file, visit https://www.freeconvert.com/video-compressor  If you continue to have difficulty, please email joanna@yamd.org.



Review the calendars and answer the questions below them.
July Calendar
QUICK QUIZ ON THE MONTH OF JULY




August Calendar
QUICK QUIZ ON THE MONTH OF AUGUST




If we were to look at your report card right now, what would we see? (Give us a peek into classes/grades, attendance, teacher comments, etc. You don't have to share everything! We just want to get a picture of you as a student). 






Please have a parent or guardian complete this portion of the application.

The Bloomberg Arts Internship is an arts career and work readiness program designed to promote and help young people go to college and stay in school. If your child is selected to participate, 
  • The time commitment calls for full-time work for 6 weeks, July 12-August 20 with four additional Orientation days July 6, 7, 8 and 9. 
  • On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, students are completing their internships. Each worksite will work with its intern to determine if participation during their internship will be in person, virtual, or a combination of the two. 
  • The Professional Development on Thursdays and Fridays is virtual with the exception of three trips we hope will take place in person (in groups of 6). We will make decisions based on the most up-to-date COVID safety precautions. 
  • Interns will receive an hourly wage of $12.00 for 249 hours total which includes orientation and the 6-week internship. 





Please sign off! 

I am the parent/legal guardian of this young person and I consent to their participation in the Bloomberg Arts Internship based on the conditions listed above. I understand that my child is required to fully participate through the entire program - Orientation Sessions and the six week internship. Also, that my child may be contacted for research purposes after they have completed the program. I AM EXCITED! 

AND...if accepted into the program, I give permission for YA to share my child's email, phone, and address with staff and worksite partners.


THANK YOU!!!!!

TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Please ask two adults who have known you for at least two years to write you a letter of recommendation. This can be a teacher, guidance counselor, admin from your school, a pastor, a mentor, a work supervisor, etc. Please list their names and email addresses below, and a member of the BAI team will email them directly with a link to submit their recommendation. 




LET'S MAKE IT OFFICIAL!

CONGRATULATIONS!! If you have made it this far, you are AN AWESOME HUMAN BEING! Way to go!

There is one final step!  This program is a big and fabulous commitment. As ONE final review….

  • The time commitment calls for full-time work for 6 weeks, July 12-August 20 with four additional Orientation days July 6, 7, 8, and 9.

  • On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students are completing their internships.  Each worksite will work with its intern to determine if participation during their internship will be in person, virtual or a combination of the two.

  • The Professional Development on Thursdays and Fridays is virtual with the exception of three trips we hope will take place in person.  We will make decisions based on the most up-to-date COVID safety precautions.  

  • Interns will receive an hourly wage of $12.00 for 249 hours total which includes orientation and the 6-week internship.


Time to sign off…


I GET IT! I am ready! I pledge to be an active and engaged participant, to attend all trainings and events, to fulfill my work requirements throughout the program INCLUDING developing a portfolio of ALL THE THINGS, to push through that Zoom fatigue, to ask for help when I need it, and to contribute who I am and all of my unique talents!


By signing below I also acknowledge that my application materials may be shared with organizational partners for feedback and review.



YAY!!! YOU DID IT! Now hit the SUBMIT button!