The next deadline to apply for this grant is February 3, 2015. The link to complete your application will be available by the beginning of December.
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.
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 both undergraduate and graduate degrees completed or in progress. 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). If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, provide proof of current enrollment (for example, your most recent transcript or academic record). 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.
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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. Recommenders should attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail.
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.
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