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Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles supports substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from 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 interns, 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, read our Impact Report.

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Professional Development for Internship Alumni
The Foundation has offered ongoing professional development for alumni of the program based on evaluations conducted over the years that have found a need for continuing professional development opportunities, along with a desire for greater connection to the Getty and to each other.

The newest offering begun in 2022 is the Getty Marrow Emerging Professionals pilot program, which provides full-time, early career jobs at arts museums and nonprofits to individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

Other professional development opportunities have included day-long workshops; fellowships for Getty alumni to attend annual conferences of the American Alliance of Museums, the California Association of Museums, and the Association of Art Museum Curators; participation in programs led by the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University; and a Leadership in Arts Management Program in partnership with the LA County Arts Commission, which offers a sister internship program for the performing, literary, and civic arts. Alumni are notified of these opportunities through direct email campaigns and a dedicated Facebook group for program alumni.

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