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Summer Arts and Learning Academy On-Site Administrative Intern

Internship Responsibilities


Young Audiences is seeking enthusiastic applicants to work closely with the site directors as they support the operations of a Summer Arts and Learning Academy site. This intern will gain knowledge in school administration and daily procedures within a summer learning setting and support student achievement, daily attendance, climate and culture, and class scheduling.  The intern will collaborate with all site based staff, including teachers, teaching artists, teaching artist assistants, and all contract staff (i.e., Playworks). This intern will gain experience working with different stakeholders including district level administration (i.e., Baltimore City Schools Office of Extended Learning and Office of Fine Arts), food and nutrition, transportation, student support and safety, and communications.  On-Site Administrative Interns will also accompany students, teaching artists and staff on field trips throughout the program. 


About the Summer Arts Academy

Baltimore City Schools Summer Arts and Learning Academies, operated by Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland (YA), will be an action-packed, full-day, five-week program that introduces students to a wide variety of art forms – from illustration, to spoken word, to percussion, to drama and dance—and gives students a chance to work alongside students from across the city and be taught by professional artists.  Daily literacy and math classes will be co-taught by a teacher and professional teaching artist allowing students to experience reading, writing and math like never before…through the arts! Students will have the opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts and try on art forms they never imagined. Students will travel to different arts destinations across the city, and their work will be celebrated through a student showcase on the final day of the program. YA will host four Summer Arts and Learning Academies throughout the City, locations TBD.  Each site is expected to accommodate 11 classrooms with 26 students in each for a total of 286 students per site.

Work Hours and Compensation

  • Orientation and initial Planning meeting with artists and teachers- April 24, 5:00PM at Union Mill.
  • Training and Professional Development Week: Monday-Friday June 26-30. Specific locations and start/end times TBD.

Ø  Summer Arts and Learning Academy Program Dates: The program will begin on July 10th and end on August 11.  Program hours are 8:30 (Breakfast) to 3:00PM. Intern hours on site are 8:30-3:30 daily.

  • Summer internships are unpaid opportunities for students or recent graduates to gain hands on experience working in a classroom with students and the best teaching artists in the state.  College credit if desired can be arranged (must be worked out in advance with applicants’ college).


Essential Functions

  • Assist site director with daily operations and implementation of the summer learning instructional program to ensure that all students have access to unique, relevant, challenging and fun learning experience. 
  • Assist with the collection and recording of student attendance and achievement data.
  • Assist site director and student support coordinator in communicating with parents as needed.
  • Support weekly meetings/training with staff and the overall operation of the program. 
  • Collaborate with teaching staff to ensure that all necessary supplies are purchased and available for use.
  • Create and maintain a system for staff to check out limited quantity supplies (projectors, math manipulatives etc.)
  • Work closely with Young Audiences and Baltimore City Schools stakeholders to ensure smooth operation of the site including teaching and learning (Office of Extended Learning and Office of Fine Arts), food and nutrition, transportation, student support and safety, and communications. 
  • Provide assistance to all site based staff, including teachers, teaching artists, teaching artist assistants, and contract staff (Playworks).
  • Support staff with student supervision at lunch and during Playworks periods.
  • Support family involvement nights.
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of on-site culminating events.
  • Support (with supervision of co-director and student support specialist) a behavior management system.
  • Coordinate field trips logistics in collaboration with co-director and YA staff.
  • Coordinate with and provide support for various partnerships and external stakeholders. 
  • Submit verbal and written reports as required.
  • Attend required training and meetings as directed by Young Audiences.

Ø  All other training as assigned.

Skill Set Required


  • Passion for the arts and education is a must!
  • Some experience and passion for working with students.
  • Interns will need to provide their own transportation to and from the school site.
  • All interns will complete an on-boarding questionnaire with their supervisor to identify the specific goals the intern has and what specifically they would like to learn/experience during the internship.

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Daily
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

To Apply:

Email cover letter (including a detailed description of your availability and any conflicts you may have, and information on your artistic discipline) and resume to Sarah Tilton (, (410-837-7577) as soon as possible.  Positions will be filled quickly.


2600 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

About Young Audiences of Maryland

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s foremost arts-in-education non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences (YAMD) provides over 4,000 arts education opportunities for nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators throughout the state each year.  The staff, board, and teaching artists of YAMD work tirelessly to generate opportunities for all students to imagine, create and realize their full potential through the arts.