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Education | After-School Programs | Grade 11

Brooklyn Interns for Arts & Culture

Grade 11

Build your resume, prepare for college, and kick-start a career in the arts

Application deadline: May 14, 2021

Part of Grades 9—12

Brooklyn Interns for Arts & Culture (BIAC) is a college, career, and life-readiness program designed to support high school students as they grow into the most authentic versions of themselves while contributing to the creative community around them.

In this program students learn what it takes to create and maintain a fulfilling career in the arts, get support with post high school plans, and express themselves through creative workshops that encourage them to be their best—personally, academically, and artistically.

The program begins in July 2021, when rising high school seniors engage in weekly college preparation classes, professional development workshops, and art-making and studio sessions. These workshops prepare students for their year-long, paid internship in BAM’s Education Department, which runs from October 2021 to June 2022.


In this program, students will:

  • ・Go behind-the-scenes at one of the country’s oldest performing arts venues
  • ・Attend weekly workshops and events designed to sharpen their personal, academic and professional vision, voice, and power
  • ・Create a plan for college, a career, and/or training options after high school
  • ・Grow their peer and professional network and engage with BAM professional staff
  • ・Gain exposure to college life through campus tours and college prep coursework
  • ・Get one-on-one support with the college application process
  • ・Improve their public speaking skills, practice interviewing for jobs, create a resume, and build experience in other areas of career-readiness
  • ・Receive college application and SAT fee waiver(s)


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BIAC program will meet virtually until further notice. The program runs from July 2021 to June 2022 in three sessions: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022.


This is a paid opportunity. Students will receive stipends for all three sessions.


  • ・Must be a rising senior attending a high school in one of the five New York boroughs (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx)
  • ・Interest in the arts, such as visual art, performance, media, design, literary arts, or arts professions
  • ・Willingness to collaborate and learn with others
  • ・An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • ・Unofficial high school transcript

All current high school juniors are encouraged to apply for this program here

Major support for Brooklyn Interns for Arts and Culture provided by the Constans Culver Foundation

Program Schedule 

Summer 2021
Jul 13—Aug 12
Weekly Workshops:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30–5:30pm

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022
Schedule will be published at a later date

BIAC Virtual Alumni Program 

During the pandemic, our 2020 BIAC graduates’ senior year of high school was interrupted and our 2019 BIAC graduates’ first year of college was abbreviated. Knowing this, we created an alumni program to bring past participants back to BAM to receive mentorship, academic support, and professional development. Students attend virtual workshops on activating their vision, voice, and power during these uncertain times, as well as panels and arts-based workshops to inspire their creativity.

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Create a new theater piece that tackles social issues in this free after-school program.

Mar 4—Jun 17, 2021