2/28 deadline: Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program will sponsor residencies to approximately 6-8  local artists from Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights communities. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, stipends and program supplies. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in the libraries other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop between the artists and Brooklyn Public Library. Artists also have the option of creating a piece of art during the residency period that will belong will become a part of the library’s collection. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

This program is in partnership with STooPS Bed-Stuy.

Submit your application by February 28th.

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OBT 2018 Open House: Paid Youth Internships

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Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative for Brooklyn college students

The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative (BLPI) is designed to provide students from diverse backgrounds, who live or attend college in Brooklyn, direct instruction on how to successfully apply to and fund a law school education. Participants will additionally attend a networking event where they will have the opportunity to socialize with practicing attorneys and judges and identify potential mentors.  Students who attend all sessions will be offered an opportunity to obtain a summer internship. Stipends may be available to defray certain transportation and ancillary costs associated with the internships. This program is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA), The Defense Association of New York (DANY) and the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA).

Selected students will attend five (5) two-hour classroom sessions, once a month, starting in February 2018 that will be moderated by volunteer judges, attorneys and law school administrators. Classes will be held at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s landmark building located at 123 Remsen Street in downtown Brooklyn. These classes will be held from 5:30- 7:30 PM on dates to be announced and will address the following topics:

Session 1The Legal Profession – What is a lawyer? What do they do? – Panel discussion with judges and attorneys describing the areas in which they practice.

Session 2 Applying to Law School – Course selection- Time management – Writing skills – IRAC – The LSAT’s – Paying for law school – Guided questions and answer session with a  career counselor and a law school admissions officer.

Session 3Networking and Mentoring – Each participant will be paired with an Attorney Mentor – Developing a resume and cover letter.

Session 4 Internships –Interview Skills – Professionalism.

Session 5Mock Interviews – Each participant will participate in simulated interviews and will receive immediate constructive feedback.

July -August 2018 – Summer Internship Program

Click The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative to download the application, which is also available online at www.brooklynwomensbar.org and www.defenseassociationofnewyork.org.

Intern with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office

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11/29 deadline: Garden Apprentice Program

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is accepting applications for the 2018 Garden Apprentice Program. Apprentices learn about careers in public gardens, science, the environment, and education through hands-on work placements in the Garden. Apprentices are eligible for community service and earn a monetary award upon successful completion of the program. The Garden Apprentice Program application can be downloaded here. Printable applications are available upon request.