A Partnership Brings Internship to Public High School Seniors at Arts and Culture Organizations
Twenty-five rising high school seniors will have paid internships during the summer at local Boston arts and cultural organizations through the Bloomberg Arts Internship. The program seeks to help them develop career skills and gain professional experience in the arts, besides providing students college-readiness preparation.
The program is possible thanks to a partnership between EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit in Boston, and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
"We believe that bringing the Bloomberg Arts Internship initiative to Boston will help address opportunity gaps for Boston students and the equity gap in the local arts and culture workforce by building a pathway of opportunity in the sector for our young people from diverse backgrounds,” said Marinell Rousmaniere, CEO of EdVestors.
According to the press release, EdVestors will connect to its network of more than 75 community art partners and cultural institutions as well as the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture to identify meaningful worksite experiences for BAI Boston interns. Interns will develop skills necessary for transitioning to a postsecondary world, and "they will also begin developing professional networks and connections to the local labor market they may not have had otherwise."
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