Since 1993, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program has provided substantive, full-time work opportunities to 3,200 undergraduates, exposing them to potential careers in the arts. Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the program funds internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles, including at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The Foundation's support enables organizations to host students in full-time, paid internships for ten weeks during the summer.

The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Students gain experience in key areas such as curatorship, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

Students must:
  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have complete at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2020. Students graduating in May or June 2020 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, each with a stipend of $6,000, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2020.

How To Apply
Positions are available each summer at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu, as well as in other Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations.

For specific instructions and the application form for undergraduate summer internships at the Getty: Application Instructions for Getty Center and Getty Villa. (Deadline: February 3, 2020)

For positions at other Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations: The Getty Foundation also supports over 70 internship positions at organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Students apply directly to the participating organizations. See the full list of positions that were offered during summer 2019 at organizations across L.A. (Deadline: Spring 2020)

Watch the Video
Hear what past interns and supervisors have to say about the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program.

Please address inquiries to:

Phone: (310) 440-7320

Please note:
Los Angeles County Internship Grants for Performing and Literary Arts Organizations
Through a related program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission offers grants to performing and literary arts organizations in Los Angeles County for undergraduate summer internships. Application forms and information about these grants are available online at or by calling (213) 202-5858.

Jeremy Taylor

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