New program provides high school students with paid internship, part-time job and skill-building workshops


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic is seeking nominations for Light City Teen Scholars, a new program a part of Light City Baltimore. Light City Teen Scholars is an opportunity for Baltimore City high school sophomores and juniors to gain real world work experience by fulfilling a 6-week paid internship with Kaiser Permanente and a part-time job with Light City Baltimore in March 2016. In addition to the internship and part-time positon, the twelve selected teens receive a scholarship of $1,500 towards the continued study of their choice. The selected scholars also receive one-on-one mentorships with Kaiser Permanente employees during their internships, and attend regular creative and skill-building workshops. The full length of the program is from February through December 2016.

The ideal nominee is a teen who demonstrates the potential to be a leader and innovator and will thrive with the right support and resources. Teen nominees must be residents of Baltimore City and sophomores or juniors in a city public or charter high school. Teens should be prepared to commit to the full length of the program and meet twice monthly and during the internship more frequently. To nominate a teen, adults should complete a Light City Teen Scholar nomination form available atwww.lightcity.orgThe application deadline is Monday, December 14, 2015.  

The inaugural Light City Baltimore, installed in the Inner Harbor area from March 28-April 3, 2016 features illuminated visual artworks, pop-up performances, musical performances and concerts, all free and open to the public. Light City Baltimore also features a day-time ticketed innovation conference called LightCityU, a dynamic learning campus dedicated to exploring the technology of social change.

For more information on Light City Teen Scholars or Light City Baltimore, call 410-752-8632 or visit