10 Dec 2018

Internship 2019 Getty Marrow Multicultural Undergraduate Internships

J. Paul Getty Trust – Posted by gettyinterns Anywhere

Job Description

Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty Marrow Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles supports substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts. Since the program began in 1993, 161 local arts institutions, including the Getty, have hosted over 3,300 internships, exposing students to career possibilities in the arts. Originally titled the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program, its name changed in late 2018 with announcement of the retirement of long-time Getty Foundation director Deborah Marrow, who began the program. To learn more about the program’s impact and alumni working in the field, read our 25th Anniversary Report.

Internships provide stipends of $5,700 for ten-week summer internships at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu, California. The internships are full time beginning June 17, 2019, and ending August 23, 2019. If your school schedule conflicts with these dates, please email summerinterns@getty.edu.

Health insurance, housing, and transportation are not provided. Students interested in internships at other organizations should refer to last year’s list of available positions throughout Los Angeles County. An updated list will be available in late March.

The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Students gain experience in key areas such as curatorship, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

Eligibility
Students must:

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2019. Students graduating in May or June 2019 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

Terms
The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, each with a stipend of $5,700, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2019.

 

How To Apply: 
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Marrow Multicultural Undergraduate Internships application form (which includes uploading a supplemental application form; Personal Statement; Transcript(s); and Letters of Recommendation) by 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 5, 2019. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application.

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We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax. 

Application Materials
As part of the application, you will need to prepare the following materials:

  • Personal Statement:Upload a Personal Statement of no more than 500 words (two typed pages, double-spaced). The personal statement should include the following information:
    1. Explain why you are interested in the Getty Marrow Multicultural Undergraduate Internship at the Getty. Please include aspects of your past academic and/or job experience that you feel are most relevant to this application, as well as any specific career or educational avenues you are interested in exploring.
    2. Describe your commitment to representing diversity in museums and the visual arts, and address what you hope to gain from this internship.

 

  • Transcript(s):Please upload an up-to-date copy of your transcript(s). Transcript(s) must record at least one semester or two quarters of college after high school. If you have transferred in the past year, you must also include a transcript from your previous college or university. If you graduated from a school outside of the United States, transcripts may be substituted with proof of completed courses and/or copies of diploma(s).

    Please be aware that you may be requested to submit an official transcript(s) at a later date in the evaluation process.

    A note concerning multiple transcripts: multiple transcripts must be combined into a single PDF before upload.

 

  • Letters of Recommendation (2):Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their recommenders. Letters must be received no later than 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 5, 2019. Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who are able to address your academic performance. Other recommenders may include past or current employers of relevant work who are familiar with your skills and abilities. Recommenders should be sure to state how long s/he has known the applicant and in what capacity. We would particularly appreciate your comments on the applicant’s abilities in the following areas: academic performance, research and writing skills, curiosity and ability to take initiative, interpersonal skills, and dependability. We would appreciate you ranking the individual on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being below average and 5 being excellent. Recommenders will be automatically contacted via email through the application system.

Internship Positions
Internships will be offered in a variety of areas throughout the Getty Center (Los Angeles, California) and Getty Villa (Malibu, California) including many of those listed below.Communications – Assist with media relations, marketing, public analytics, digital engagement, and social media strategies for content development and public outreach. Positions at the Getty Center.

Curatorship – Assist with research, documentation, and other activities related to the acquisition, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art. Positions at the Getty Center and Getty Villa.

Communications – Assist with media relations, marketing, public analytics, digital engagement, and social media strategies for content development and public outreach. Positions at the Getty Center.

Conservation – Assist with scientific research, hands-on treatments, preventative conservation, and field projects related to the conservation of works of art and cultural heritage. Positions at the Getty Center.

Curatorship – Assist with research, documentation, and other activities related to the acquisition, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art. Positions at the Getty Center and Getty Villa.

Digital Projects – Assist in the development of databases and electronic resources, digitization of collections, or other digital projects. Positions at the Getty Center.

Exhibitions/Collections Management – Assist with planning, budgeting, research, or other projects related to the Getty’s collections and exhibition program. Position at the Getty Villa.

Library Collections/Photo Cataloguing – Assist with archival processing, cataloguing, imaging and digitization, research, or other projects related to the Getty’s research library and special collections. Positions at the Getty Center.

Museum Education – Assist with education programs designed for school, community, teen, and adult groups. Positions at the Getty Center and Getty Villa.

Philanthropy – Assist with research, database and content management, and other administrative activities related to grantmaking in the arts. Position at the Getty Center.

Public Programs – Assist with the planning and execution of programming and special events for all audiences. Positions at the Getty Center and Getty Villa.

Publications – Assist with museum, academic, and digital publishing, and other activities related to a publication’s lifecycle such as permissions, editing, design, production, and book marketing. Positions at the Getty Center.

 

 

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Please note that as part of this application you will request that two confidential letters of recommendation be forwarded by your recommenders through the system by February 5, 2019.

Once you request this information you will be able to monitor your account to confirm that the letters have been submitted.

Notification
Due to the large volume of applications received, staff is unable to respond to application-related questions once the deadline has passed. Finalists will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews in early April. All applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s final decision in May.

Please address inquiries to:

Phone: (310) 440-7320
E-mail: summerinterns@getty.edu

How to Apply

For specific instructions and the application form: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/mui_getty_internships.html

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: museum, summer, and under represented minorities.

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