These instructions are only for Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the Getty. Internships provide stipends of $4,000 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 16, 2014, and ending August 22, 2014. Health insurance, housing, and transportation are not provided. Students interested in internships at other organizations should refer to the list of available positions throughout Los Angeles County, which will be posted in April 2014.

How To Apply:

  • Part 1: Complete and submit the online portion of your application, which includes uploading your Personal Statement, Supplemental Applicant Information form, and transcript(s) by 5:00 p.m. PST, February 3, 2014. 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. Please be aware that you may be requested to submit an official version of your transcript(s) at a later date in the evaluation process.

  • Please Note: We strongly recommend Adobe® Acrobat® Reader version 8 or later above in order to complete, save, and submit the Supplemental Applicant Information form. You can download a free copy of the most recent version of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (version 11) by clicking here or on the Adobe icon below.
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  • Part 2: 2 Letters of Recommendation sent via e-mail. Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation forwarded by their recommenders via e-mail to no later than 5:00 p.m. PST February 3, 2014. Recommenders should attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail. In all cases, letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommender's institutional e-mail account and must clearly indicate the applicant's name (last name, first name) in the subject line and the recommender's name and title.

    Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who can 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.

Online Portion of Application
Applicants must have access to a Web browser that allows cookies. We strongly recommend use of the following browser versions (or later): Internet Explorer 8; Safari 5; Mozilla Firefox 3.6.1; Google Chrome 5.

Click on the appropriate link below:

To Start Your Application:

Log in and begin a new 2014 application. (New users will be prompted to create a username and password.)

To Continue an Application in Progress:

Log in, review your account page, and return to a saved 2014 application in progress.

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:

Attn: Multicultural Undergraduate Internships The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685

Phone: (310) 440-7320
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703

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