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Thursday, 29 January 2009

Getty Institute Offers Multicultural Undergraduate Internships

The following announcement comes from the Philanthropy News Digest at the Foundation Center:

In order to increase diversity in professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty Institute is offering summer internships at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa to undergraduates from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Internships provide training and work experience in areas such as conservation, library collections, publications, museum education, curatorship, grants administration, public programs, site operations, and information technology.

The Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the Getty are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in museum professions and fields related to the visual arts: African Americans, Asians, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates who either reside or attend college in Los Angeles County and who will have completed at least one semester of college by June 2009. Students who complete their undergraduate degree by September 1, 2009, are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

Internships provide stipends of $3,500 for ten-week summer internships at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California. The internships are full-time, begin June 15, 2009, and end August 20, 2009. Housing and transportation are not provided.

Visit the Getty web site for complete application guidelines.

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