Since 1993, the Foundation's Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program has provided substantive, full-time work opportunities to more than 2,700 undergraduates, exposing them to potential careers in the arts. Aiming to increase diversity in and provide support for Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations, the program provides funding for internships at these organizations, including at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The Foundation's support enables organizations to host students in full-time, paid internships for ten weeks during the summer.

The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently 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 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 2013. Students graduating in Spring 2013 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 salary of $3,500, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2013.

How To Apply
For positions at the Getty Center and Getty Villa: 15–20 positions will be available at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu in the summer of 2013. For specific instructions and the application form for multicultural undergraduate summer internships at the Getty: Application Instructions for Getty Center and Getty Villa. Applications are due February 1, 2013.

For positions at other Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations: The Getty Foundation also supports more than 100 internship positions at organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Students apply directly to the participating organizations.

Please note: all internships for Summer 2013 have been filled, but a complete list of positions that were offered is available here for reference only.

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Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Multicultural Undergraduate Internships
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.

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