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GETTY MARROW UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIP
at the Chinese American Museum 

The Chinese American Museum (CAM) is proud to offer two (2) paid, full-time summer internships for qualified undergraduate students from June 2021 to August 2021.

Duration: June 21, 2021 to August 31, 2021 (10 consecutive weeks)
Hours per week:  40 hours (8 hours per day)
Stipend: $6,000 for a ten-week period
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 

QUALIFICATIONS  

Per the eligibility requirements of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship (MUI) Summer Program 

  • Internships are intended for members of groups underrepresented in professions related to museums and the visual arts, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. 
  • Intern candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. 
  • Intern candidate must be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2021 
  • Intern candidate must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.  
  • Staff members and relatives of staff or board members are not eligible. 

1. Public Programs and Curatorial Internship

The Public Programs and Curatorial intern will work closely with the Public Programs Manager focusing on projects related to virtual community engagement including 1) conducting research and develop outreach strategies for targeted demographics in program planning; 2) assisting with program implementation, and budgeting; 3) producing a culminating project based on skills and research learned (70%). The intern will also join CAM’s curatorial team, contributing to the vision of upcoming exhibitions by 1) conducting research on new ideas for both virtual and in-person exhibitions related to the museum’s mission; 2) assisting with the planning of exhibitions (30%). 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. 

 

2. Digital Engagement Internship

 The Digital Engagement intern will work closely to support the Marketing Coordinator in digital engagement initiatives, including but not limited to 1) collaborating with artists, community leaders, historians, etc. in publishing social media content; 2) researching the history of Chinese Americans, CAM, and the Chinese American experience to draft and edit written works; 3) assisting in the design and marketing of CAM’s virtual programs, special events, and education activities through online platforms (Facebook, Instagram, website, and e-newsletter). 4) learning about the Chinese American experience, the process of planning and marketing a virtual event, and tools used to maintain and grow CAM’s targeted audience (80%). The intern will also work closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator, contributing to the goals of 1) researching and proposing methods of community engagement based on the museum’s present community and potential areas for new audience growth; 2) growing and maintaining CAM’s community partnerships (20%). 

HOW TO APPLY 

To apply for the Public Programs and Curatorial Internship, please email your complete application to Rachelle Shumard at rshumard@camla.org, with the subject heading “Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship” and include the following as one PDF: 

  1. Current resume; 
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the internship; and 
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. 

If your recommenders would like to send letters directly, please have them emailed to rshumard@camla.org no later than Wednesday, May 5, 2021. 

To apply for the Digital Engagement Internship, please email your complete application to Alyssa Hongsri at ahongsri@camla.org, with the subject heading “Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship” and include the following as one PDF: 

  1. Current resume; 
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the internship; and 
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. 

If your recommenders would like to send letters directly, please have them emailed to  ahongsri@camla.org  no later than Wednesday, May 5, 2021. 

All cover letters and resumes must be submitted electronically as one PDF document. Incomplete applications (including missing letters of recommendation) will not be reviewed. If you are interested in applying for both internships, you must submit separate applications following the instructions for each listing. Please no phone calls or in-person inquiries. Before you apply, learn about CAM’s mission and history at camla.org! 

For more information regarding the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, please visit: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/index.html