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INTERNSHIPS

GETTY MULTICULTURAL UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP

The Chinese American Museum (CAM) is proud to offer two paid, full-time summer internships for qualified undergraduate students from June 2018 to August 2018.

Duration: June 18, 2018 to August 24, 2018 (10 consecutive weeks)

Hours per week: 40 hours (8 hours per day)

Stipend: $5,500 for a ten-week period

Deadline to apply: Thursday, April 26, 2018

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates considering a career in museums are strongly encouraged to apply, but candidates from all areas of undergraduate study are welcome. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, research skills, and computer literacy are strongly desired.

Per the eligibility requirements of the Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship (MUI) Program, applicants must be:

  • 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 2018. Students graduating in May or June 2018 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.

 

COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS INTERNSHIP

The Collections and Exhibitions Intern will work closely with the Exhibitions Coordinator and Collections Manager to assist with research, object-handling, and exhibition development. Under the supervision of the Exhibitions Coordinator and Collections Manager, the intern will: 1) learn proper art and artifact collection handling practices; 2) assist in object research and digitization; 3) assist with exhibition coordination, loan processing, and exhibition checklists; and 4) be introduced to organizing and developing exhibitions. Finally, the intern will provide support to various inter-departmental projects and activities to deepen their understanding, experience and knowledge of day-to-day museum operations at CAM.

 

EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS INTERNSHIP

The Education and Programs Intern will work closely with the Manager of Exhibitions, Programs and Education to assist with concurrent projects related to education and programs for exhibitions: 1) Developing a special event on Hip Hop Artists and the Industry the evening of August 23 and assisting with public programs for the exhibition, Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop; 2) Assisting supervisor and education staff with revitalizing the museum’s docent program. CAM is embarking on revitalizing its Docent Program with focus on training for museum tours, workshops, and special events as well as retention, recruitment, and appreciation. The intern will participate in revamping and implementing its docent program and activating its volunteer base.

 

APPLY TODAY:

Collections and Exhibitions Internship

To apply, please e-mail your application to Kimberly Zarate at kzarate@camla.org, with subject heading “Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship” and include the following:

  1. Current resume
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the internship. Please specify the internship that you are applying for or if you would like to be considered for both internships.
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. These can be e-mailed to kzarate@camla.org or mailed to:

    Chinese American Museum
    Attn: Kimberly Zarate, Getty MUI Application
    125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 202
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Education and Programs Internship

To apply, please e-mail your application to Hannah Yang at hyang@camla.org, with subject heading “Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship” and include the following:

  1. Current resume
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the internship. Please specify the internship that you are applying for or if you would like to be considered for both internships.
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. These can be e-mailed to hyang@camla.org or mailed to:

    Chinese American Museum
    Attn: Hannah Yang, Getty MUI Application
    125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 202
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

All cover letters and resumes must be submitted electronically. Incomplete applications (including missing letters of recommendation) will not be reviewed. Please no phone calls or in-person inquiries. Before you apply, learn about CAM’s mission and history at camla.org!