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ImageShowGetty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust — the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, information management, public programs, and grantmaking.

Please see the list of internship position areas and host departments participating in 2014—2015 (PDF, 6 pp., 122kb) 

Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:

  • Students currently enrolled in a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying.
  • Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree on or after January 1, 2010, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.

Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or the Getty Villa in Malibu. All positions are full-time beginning September 8, 2014. Most internships are for eight months, ending May 15, 2015. Conservation internships are twelve months, ending September 4, 2015. Grant amounts are $17,400 for eight months and $26,000 for twelve months. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. The grant includes health benefits and $1,000 towards relocation expenses, but housing is not provided. Please note that grant funds may be subject to federal and state taxes and deductions.

How To Apply
Part 1: Online Application. Complete and submit the online portion of your application below, which includes uploading a Personal Statement, a Supplemental Applicant Information form, and transcripts by 5:00 p.m. PST, December 2, 2013. 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.

Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application.We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.

Please note that since the graduate internship application deadline of December 1 falls on a Sunday we have moved the deadline in 2013 only to Monday, December 2.

Part 2: Recommendation letters via e-mail. Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation forwarded by their recommenders via e-mail to Letters must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. PST December 2, 2013. Recommenders should attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail. In all cases, letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommender’s institutional e-mail account and must clearly indicate the applicant’s name (last name, first name) in the subject line and the recommender’s name and title.

Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who can 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 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 a ranking of the individual on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being below average and 5 being excellent.

Online Portion of Application
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Please address inquiries to:
Attn: Graduate Internship Program
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.Phone: (310) 440-7320
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703

NotificationDue 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 March 2014. All applicants will be notified of the Getty Foundation’s decision in April 2014.

For technical assistance, or if you cannot submit an online application, please contact We are available during normal business hours Pacific Standard Time, and will attempt to respond within two business days.

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