Arts for Learning BAI Baltimore 2024 Student Application! 

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DEADLINE:  Wednesday, March 6, 2024


WELCOME TO YOUR BAI APPLICATION!!

Congratulations! You have taken the first step in becoming part of the BAI family! Should you be accepted, interns will work at their worksites Monday through Wednesday. All professional development sessions on Thursdays and Fridays, plus Tuesday, August 12th will take place at Arts for Learning Maryland's office at 21 E. North Avenue. Transportation must be sorted out by the interns though we are happy to support you in figuring this out. 

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! 

This application is a doozy, but FUN! Read through it carefully and...

If you would like support with your application, please locate the 911 boxes throughout that have the contact information of a BAI Youth Ambassador - a student who went through the program last summer!  They are ready to support you!

Those 911 boxes allow you to reach out to: 

Jordan (BAI 2022) via text at 443-418-9278
Moon (BAI 2023) via text at 667-379-1022
Tyiae (BAI 2023) via text at 443-589-4251
Aniya (BAI 2023) via text at 410-622-5972

You can also connect with the Program Director Ms. Kristina at any time (kristina.b@artsforlearningmd.org). 

AND...Consider joining us at one of these sessions. Ambassadors will be on hand to help!
  • VIRTUAL Drop-In Application Completion Party, Tuesday, February 20 5:00-7:00 Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81720688148
  • IN PERSON Drop-In Application Completion Party, Thursday, February 29 5:00-7:00 at Arts for Learning Maryland: 21 E. North Ave, first floor, 21202

LET'S DO THIS! 


This is a lengthy, yet engaging application and we know you can do it! 
Its purpose is twofold: We want to get to know YOU and we want you to get to know the PROGRAM. 

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/caregiver and emergency contact phone and email address. 
  • What’s on your plate? Other responsibilities you have, including any current jobs or regular responsibilities. 
  • 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 invite you to create your own Playbill bio, share why you are interested in the program + going to college, and rate your skills with various software programs.
  • The Written Word and The Spoken Word sections will ask you FIRST to share a piece of your own creative work and write about the process of creating it. THEN we will also ask 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 we will ask your parent/guardian to complete.
  • The Letters of Support 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. We need at least one of those adults to write on your behalf! (No family members please...we know they LOVE you and might be a little biased!)
  • Final Thoughts will allow us to get some additional deets about you. 
  • And LAST BUT NOT LEAST! You will be asked to officially sign and submit your application! 

RANDOM QUESTION ALERT!
There are RANDOM QUESTION ALERTS throughout! These are questions designed by our Youth Advisory Council members to make the process a little more fun. 
WARNINGS!
There are also WARNINGS in places where you need to upload documents or videos. Please know that your application is not considered COMPLETE until EVERYTHING is submitted. 
BAI MAGICAL MOMENTS
There are BAI MAGICAL MOMENTS sprinkled throughout as well - they are photographs our alumni have chosen to share! 
We have up to 40 spots for students and our decision will be based on what we learn about you in your COMPLETED application - this is your space to SHINE! We want to see your culture, genius, wisdom and joy in here! 

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."  You can also see where you are in your application journey by tracking which page you are on above! 

SAVE THE DATES!
If you are invited to a group interview, interviews will be held on April 2, 3, 8, and 9. These are VIRTUAL group interviews from 4:30-6:30. You will be required to attend one of these, so please put a HOLD on your calendar for those dates now. 

RANDOM QUESTION ALERT!

WHO ARE YOU? GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION

About You! 






















Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Information







Emergency Contact Information








RANDOM QUESTION ALERT!!! 

BAI MAGICAL MOMENT
Mural Tour
mural tour
911 CALL FOR HELP! 
Need some help with the application? Text Jordan at 443-418-9278

WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE? OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES YOU HAVE


The Bloomberg Arts Internship begins with a required five day Orientation: Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28th from 9:00 to 5:00 each day. 

The six and a half week internship begins on MONDAY, JULY 1ST AND RUNS THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH. (**Interns have Thursday, July 4th OFF) Each week, interns are at their worksites Monday-Wednesday and in Professional Development on Thursdays and Fridays. The commitment is 37 hours a week. 

After Orientation, a typical work week looks like this...
workweek
DETAILED CALENDARS ARE FURTHER DOWN IN THIS APPLICATION!

THIS IS A SEVEN AND A HALF WEEK PROGRAM! One week of Orientation and 6.5 weeks of the internship.

You must be available for the full 7.5 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! 









If you feel this way, we can connect you with a BAI Youth Ambassador for a quick conversation to noodle through whether you should apply.
RANDOM QUESTION ALERT! 

911 CALL FOR HELP!  
Need some help? Text Moon at 667-379-1022! 

A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE: GETTING TO KNOW THE PROGRAM

We have been operating the program since 2017 and would love for you to get to know some of our cohorts in order to fully understand what you are getting yourself into. Grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy! 
 
1. Please watch the 2017 Bloomberg Arts Internship Baltimore video HERE.

2. Check out this BAI Montage created by Freddie Wolfe (including his original music!) in 2019 HERE.

3. Check out this video that captures our trip to Philly in 2022 created by Hieu Do HERE

4. Check out these less than 20 second BAI Greatest Hits videos created by two of last summer's interns. 
Aniya Brown
Ariana Griffin 

5. And...check out this video created by Kayla Terrelonge, 2020 Cohort, that we used for recruitment. 

6. Finally, please skim through our BAI Blog HERE - scroll past the first few posts to get into the summer 2023 posts. 




911 CALL FOR HELP! 
Need some help? Text Tyiae at 443-589-4251 

YOUR TURN! GETTING TO KNOW YOU


Creative Team
You will be joining a Creative Team for the summer. With that in mind, create your own post based on this example from Center Stage and using the prompts below. You can use the text box OR create your own document and upload it. 
Creative Team
  • Your name
  • Your title (what is your current title in life?)
  • Your pronouns
  • One sentence introduction to YOU
  • Creative inspiration (Where does that come from for YOU?)
  • Community Engagement/Activist Work (This is any work you have done in the community - however you define that!)
  • Awards/proudest achievements (YOU define this! It does not have to be academic!)
  • Final word


Please upload your Creative Team listing HERE
WARNING! 
You must either type your response in the text box OR upload it. Your application will not be considered complete with doing one of those things!   
1. Please answer with one to three sentences only...


2. Rank these art forms based on your love/experience/connection to them, with 1 = I don't know it/ don't love it/have no experience with it and 5 = I love it so much!  
1 2 3 4 5


3. Please rank  any skills/software knowledge/experience that you currently have - rate your expertise on a scale of 1-5, 1=I KNOW ALMOST NOTHING, 5=I AM AN EXPERT. 2-4 are the in betweens!  This information will be helpful for us in matching you to an internship if you are part of the program. 
No experience 1 2 3 4 5




RANDOM QUESTION ALERT!







THE WRITTEN AND SPOKEN WORD

The Written Word
CREATIVE PROCESS: 
1. Please upload something you have created - a piece of visual art, choreography, a script, a poem, a piece of music, a sketch, a Tik Tok, a graphic design piece, etc. This does not have to be a final draft/something published, but it should be something you are very proud of.  UPLOAD HERE

2. Tell the story of creating this piece. Consider these prompts and answer what speaks to you!
  • What inspired you?
  • How did you move through it? What were your steps and/or process?
  • What were some of the choices you made and why? 
  • What was challenging? How did you navigate that? 
  • What came easily? Why?
  • What were you trying to communicate?
  • And...what else would you like to share? 

WARNING:
You must UPLOAD SOMETHING and WRITE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE TEXT BOX ABOVE in order for your application to be COMPLETE.
The Spoken Word
Create a 30-45 second video about yourself and upload it HERE

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 statement with the story of YOUR genius, your gift, your unique place in the world) My genius is...
  • (Complete this statement 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 honesty about what you love about Baltimore.) Baltimore, I love...
  • A closing of your choice
P.S. It's a video - but no one said you HAD to be in it! We would LOVE to see your face...but if you would prefer not to have your beauty grace the frame, be creative!  Just be sure to answer the prompts above. THANKS! 

WANT SOME INSPIRATION FROM OUR INTERNS? (They have given us permission to share!) 
WARNING:
You must upload your video in order for you application to be COMPLETE. It will be not considered complete unless you do ONE of these things! THANK YOU! Again you can upload it HERE!

TIPS FOR UPLOADING: 
Your dropbox uploads will have a 100 MB limit.  If your files exceed that limit, you may need to use a file compressor such as compress2go.com or freeconvert/com/video-compressor.
COMPLETELY, TOTALLY, 100% OPTIONAL

BAI MAGICAL MOMENT
Bus Trip to Philly
bus trip
BONUS (NOT RANDOM) QUESTION

911 CALL FOR HELP!
Need some help? Text Aniya at 410-622-5972! 

THE PROGRAM CALENDARS (Subject to minor changes)

Review the calendars and answer the questions below them. 

BUT FIRST.... 
RANDOM QUESTION ALERT!!!

MAY
Calendar of May 2024

QUICK QUIZ ON THE MONTH OF MAY






BAI MAGICAL MOMENT
Drexel Visit
drexel
JUNE
June Calandar

QUICK QUIZ ON THE MONTH OF JUNE






JULY
july

QUICK QUIZ ON THE MONTH OF JULY








AUGUST
august

QUICK QUIZ ON THE MONTH OF AUGUST






RANDOM QUESTION ALERT  

911 CALL FOR HELP! 
Need some help? Text or call Jordan at 443-418-9278! 

SCHOOL DAYZ 

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.) 




RANDOM CHALLENGE ALERT!

911 CALL FOR HELP!
Need some help? Text Moon at 667-379-1022!

FAMILY CONNECTION

BAI MAGICAL MOMENT
Eating at Redding Terminal in Philly
redding terminal

Please have a parent/guardian/caregiver 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 7.5 weeks: Orientation Week Monday-Friday, June 24-June 28 AND 6.5 weeks of the internship Monday, July 1st - Wednesday, August 14th
  • On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students are completing their internships. Interns will work with their supervisors to determine how to get to work each day: i.e. bus, walk, light rail, etc. 
  • The Professional Development on Thursdays and Fridays will take place at Arts for Learning Maryland's offices located at 21 E. North Avenue. We will go on field trips on Fridays by bus, walking or driving with staff. (That is why we need permission from you!)
  • Interns will receive an hourly wage of $18 for up to 289 hours total which includes orientation and the 6.5-week internship. 








YOU will be invited to a Virtual Family Open House in June if your child gets into the program. This will be a time to learn more about the program and connect with other interns and families! 

Please sign off! 

I am the parent/guardian/caregiver 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 6.5 week internship (7.5 weeks total). 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 Arts for Learning to share my child's email, phone and address with staff and worksite partners. 


THANK YOU!!!

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

Please connect with two adults who have known you for at least two years who would be willing to fill in a brief form showing their support of you. This can be a teacher, guidance counselor, admin from your school, a pastor, a mentor, a work supervisor, etc. (Please no close friends or family members. We need someone who can be super objective!) Please list their names and email addresses below and a member of the BAI team will email them directly a link to submit their letter of support.

***PLEASE make sure that the people you choose to do this have actually AGREED to do it. We cannot process your application without one completed form. Ask them ahead of time so that when they receive the email from us, they are ready to share all about you! 
Support Person #1 


Support Person #2 


A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU

The following questions are being used to assess the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program, and to hold us accountable to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 






BAI MAGICAL MOMENT
PAFA (Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art)
PAFA

FINAL THOUGHTS...

BAI MAGICAL MOMENT
Harvey's Final Presentation
Harvey

Looking to the future...



Feedback for us...

And...please rate this application and the process in terms of...




RANDOM CHALLENGE ALERT!!!

911 CALL FOR HELP! 
Need some help? Text Tyiae at 443-589-4251!

LET'S MAKE IT OFFICIAL

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

ONE LAST WARNING: Did you upload all those pesky things? Your application WILL NOT BE COMPLETE without them!

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 7.5 weeks: Orientation Week-Monday through Friday, June 24-June 28 AND 6.5 weeks of the internship- Monday, July 1- Wednesday, August 14.
  • On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students are completing their internships at their sites. 
  • The Professional Development on Thursdays and Fridays plus Tuesday, August 13th is in person at Arts for Learning Maryland's office (21 E. North Avenue).
  • There will be several trips on Fridays during the professional development. Students will travel by bus, driving with a staff member (if granted permission by a parent/guardian) or by walking.
  • Interns will receive an hourly wage of $18/hour for up to 289 hours total, which includes orientation and the 6.5-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 ask for help when I need it, and to contribute to 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.