The 2018 application deadline has passed. Information below is for reference only. Please check back in Winter 2018 to apply for the 2019 cycle.

2017 Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Interns
These instructions are only for Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the Getty. Internships provide stipends of $5,500 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 18, 2018, and ending August 24, 2018. If your school schedule conflicts with these dates, please email Health insurance, housing, and transportation are not provided. Students interested in internships at other organizations should refer to last year's list of available positions throughout Los Angeles County. An updated list will be available in late March.

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 1, 2018. 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:

  • Personal Statement: Upload a Personal Statement of no more than 500 words (two typed pages, double-spaced). The personal statement should include the following information:

    1. Explain why you are interested in the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship at the Getty. Please include aspects of your past academic and/or job experience that you feel are most relevant to this application, as well as any specific career or educational avenues you are interested in exploring.

    2. Describe your commitment to representing diversity in museums and the visual arts, and address what you hope to gain from this internship.

  • 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).

  • 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 1, 2018. 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
Create or update your account and password, log in, and begin a new application.

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 1, 2018.

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:

Phone: (310) 440-7320

Top: 2017 Multicultural Undergraduate interns at the Getty. Photo by Selene Preciado.