The Arts in Health Internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital is a competitive, paid program that trains student leaders in the development and delivery of arts in health programming. Arts in Health interns work approximately 6-8 hours a week and receive ongoing training in leadership skills, community engagement and the integration of arts programming into healthcare settings. Interns also attend bi-monthly Artist Rounds meetings and learn from guest artists, industry professionals, and specialists. The rate of compensation is $15/hour. 

Two internship positions are currently open:  

Concert Curation Intern: This internship supports the development of skills in concert production and arts administration through curating a series of concerts for the Johns Hopkins Hospital community in partnership with the Program Coordinator for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health (PAHH) through:  

  • Serving as liaison between performers and PAHH 
  • Assisting with curation/production to develop context-specific concert proposals, works with AIH Team, Peabody LAUNCHPad, and faculty to identify appropriate artists/ensembles, coordinates artist/program materials, artist transportation, and communication with artists 
  • Attending all performances and supports as needed on day-of as needed 
  • Submitting payment requests to AIH Program Manager 

Program Administration Intern: This internship supports the delivery of the Music for a While program by assisting with weekly performances by Peabody students in the public spaces of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The intern gains skills in program administration to support the full life cycle of an arts in health program through:  

  • Assisting with scheduling student performances in the fall and spring semesters within the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus in East Baltimore 
  • Coordinating the scheduling of bi-weekly artist rounds for students and guest speakers 
  • Monitoring student shift reports and prepare reports for the AIH team as requested 
  • Monitoring staff and patient feedback and prepare reports for the AIH team as requested 
  • Preparing program information for hospital marketing and communications  
  • Inventorying materials (badge hangtags, chairs, music stands, signage, etc.) and ensure that pianos and other equipment are in good condition; assist with ordering new supplies as needed 
  • Communicating with Johns Hopkins Hospital Volunteer Services department to ensure students complete all required trainings and medical tests on a yearly basis  
  • Updating policies and procedures documents as needed 
  • Other duties as assigned

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Enrollment as a graduate student (DMA preferred) in good academic standing 
  • Demonstrated artistic excellence in community/healthcare work, through video/audio clips or live audition 
  • High level of responsibility, good communication skills, and ability to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and community partners 
  • Completion of all required hospital orientation sessions, healthcare screenings, and background check, as needed for on-site hospital work 
  • Willingness to abide by all regulations required of those working within the healthcare environment and to put safety above all other considerations 
  • Experience playing in a variety of contexts and in a broad range of repertoire/styles 
  • Understanding of how to use music to engage people in a variety of community contexts 
  • Utilization of best practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 
  • Flexibility, patience, and ability to take direction in a rapidly changing environment 
  • A sincere interest in learning about the impact of the arts on health outcomes 

Application Instructions and Timeline

  • Applications Open: Monday, February 19, 2024 
  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2024 
  • Apply via SMILE and submit supplementary application form 
  • Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled between April 1-26. Applicants that advance may be asked to provide supplemental information. 
  • Acceptance notifications will be made starting May 1 

Application Requirements

  • In SMILE, fill out the required information
  • In the supplementary application form, submit the following: 
    • Brief questions about your interest in the program 
    • Resume/CV
    • Biography 
    • Photo 
    • Recording/work sample (encouraged, but optional) 
    • Additional supplemental materials (optional) 

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