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Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty Foundation created the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles to support substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for students from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts. Since the program's founding in 1993, 150 local arts institutions, as well as the Getty Center and the Getty Villa, have hosted over 2,900 interns, exposing these individuals to career possibilities in the arts. 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.

Eligibility
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.

Terms
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, 2015.

This year we are instituting a new application portal. If you have applied for an internship on behalf or your organization using the same email in the past, please reset your password. If you are a new applicant, please register as a new user. If you experience any problems, please contact gettyfoundation@getty.edu

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

For the best user experience, we strongly recommend use of the Google Chrome browser. You may also use Firefox or Safari. The Internet Explorer (IE) browser is not compatible with our portal.


To Start Your Application:

Log in and begin a new 2015 application. (New users will be prompted to create a username and password.)

To Continue an Application in Progress:

You may return to your work at any time by visiting the portal at the link above and logging into your account.

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
U.S.A.

Phone: (310) 440-7320
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703
E-mail: summerinterns@getty.edu

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 www.lacountyarts.org or by calling (213) 202-5858.