This application is now closed. Information remains on this page for your reference only.

The next opportunity to apply for this program will be in the winter of 2015. Please check back then for updated information.

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 15, 2015, and ending August 21, 2015. 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 2015.

How To Apply:
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Multicultural Undergraduate Internship application form (which includes uploading a supplemental application form; Personal Statement; Transcript(s); and Letters of Recommendation) by 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 3, 2015. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application.

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We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.

Application Materials
As part of the application, you will need to prepare the following materials:

  • 1. Personal Statement: Your Personal Statement should consist of no more than 500 words (two double-spaced pages) that explains how your Getty internship choices fit with your background and career goals. Include the reasons for your choice of specific departments or programs for an internship. Also describe what you hope to achieve from the experience and what you believe you can contribute.

  • 2. Transcript(s): Transcripts are required for undergraduates. Please be aware that you may be requested to submit hardcopies of official transcripts/academic records at a later date in the evaluation process. If you graduated from a school outside of the United States, transcripts may be substituted with proof of completed courses and/or copies of diploma(s). A note concerning multiple transcripts: you may upload each one individually or as a single combined document (strongly preferred).

  • 3. Letters of Recommendation (2): Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their recommenders. Letters must be received no later than 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 3, 2015. Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who are able to 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. Recommenders will be automatically contacted via email through the application system.

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

Please note that as part of this application you will request that two confidential letters of recommendation be forwarded by your recommenders through the system by February 3, 2015.

Once you request this information you will be able to monitor your account to confirm that the letters have been submitted.

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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