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Aiming to increase diversity in and provide support to Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations, the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program serves local organizations as well as the next generation of arts professionals by funding multicultural undergraduate internships. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than 2,700 positions at 150 organizations. The internships are intended specifically for currently enrolled undergraduates and recent graduates residing or attending college in Los Angeles County who are members of groups currently underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Internships should be designed to offer eligible students experience in key areas such as curatorial work, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities.

Organizations must be:
  • A museum or visual arts organization; and
  • Located in Los Angeles County; and
  • A nonprofit as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code.

Eligible organizations may request support for one to three full-time internship positions, each with a salary of $4,000 , for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August. Organizations will receive an additional $500 per internship to assist with administrative costs. Large organizations requesting more than one intern are encouraged to provide at least one position in a curatorial or conservation department. Organizations receiving grants will be responsible for recruiting eligible interns.

How To Apply
Complete and submit the online application by 5:00 p.m., PST, FEBRUARY 3, 2014.

The application form includes an information sheet, proposed work plan, and a Letter of Support from the head of the applicant organization.

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.

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 an application in progress.

Please address inquiries to:

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

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

Please note:
Los Angeles County Internship Grants for Performing and Literary Arts Organizations
Through a related program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission offers grants to performing and literary arts organizations in Los Angeles County for undergraduate summer internships. Application forms and information about these grants are available online at or by calling (213) 202-5858.