Internship Opportunity: Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Archives Internship at Art Center College of Design

Reports to: College Archivist

In order to increase diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty is offering a summer internship in the Art Center College of Design Archives to undergraduate students of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Part of the College Library, the Archives collects, preserves, and makes available materials related to the history of ArtCenter. The collections include photographs documenting the College and students from the 1930s–present, department records, publications, audio, and video. During the course of the ten-week program, the intern will work in the Archives and gain hands-on experience with archival materials.


The internship is a full-time position of 35 hours per week, with a salary of $4,500 for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August 2016.


The internship will introduce the student to the field of archives and the functions of an archives department. The intern will gain experience with archival processing, digitizing, preservation, access, and outreach through several small projects. The intern will be supervised by and work mainly with the College Archivist, and will also work with the Processing Archivist and Librarians. The internship is designed as an “Archives 101,” therefore an ideal candidate should have an interest in archives and library science.


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 completed at least one semester of college by June 2016; students graduating in May or June 2016 are also eligible (however, 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.


Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to with reference to “Getty Internship 2016” in the subject line.


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