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STAMP Launches Teen Internship Program with WorkReady, Bloomberg Philanthropies

In partnership with the WorkReady summer internship program, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's STAMP teen program has received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to connect 25 rising high school juniors with summer job opportunities at 16 arts and culture institutions.

“After nearly three years of managing STAMP and hosting our own WorkReady summer interns, this is a tremendous opportunity for the Cultural Alliance to expand our offerings for Philly teens,” said Maud Lyon, Cultural Alliance President. “These internship opportunities will give the city’s young people a chance to learn about the myriad viable careers in the arts, and it also serves some of the long-term needs of the arts and culture sector. We see diversifying the cultural workforce as an integral part of diversifying our audiences.”

The 16 arts and culture institutions that will host interns this summer are:
 
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Arden Theatre Company
The Franklin Institute
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Institute of Contemporary Art
The Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
National Constitution Center
National Liberty Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Philadelphia Zoo
Taller Puertorriqueno, Inc.
Walnut Street Theatre
 
In addition to all of the benefits of participating in WorkReady, which include hourly pay and weekly professional development sessions, the 25 teens chosen for the program will have unique opportunities created just for them. These include field trips to all 16 institutions to learn about the different careers each has to offer; college mentoring from Masters candidates in Drexel University’s Arts Administration program; and arts-specific professional development sessions with special guests from other cultural organizations, such as Mighty Writers and First Person Arts.
 
For more information, you can read our press release announcing the program here.