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The Getty Foundation Paid Graduate Internships 2019/2020 in USA (For All Countries)



Deadline: November 1, 2018   Value:  $30,000 for twelve months, up to $2,500 for research travel plus other packages 

Countries: All

Provider: J. Paul Getty Trust USA.

About Internship

Getty 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, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grant-making.

Internship Value

  • The grant amount is $30,000 for twelve months, plus $1,000 towards relocation expenses. Housing is not provided.
  • Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500.
  • Graduate Interns are eligible to enroll in the Getty’s health care plan.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Open to students of all nationalities.
  • Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying. or
  • Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2016, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.

Internship Areas

  • Communications and Public Affairs
  • Conservation (Antiquities Conservation, Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation, Paintings Conservation, )
  • Curatorial (Antiquities, Drawings, Manuscripts, Pre-1900 European Paintings, Photographs, Sculpture and Decorative Arts )
  • Design
  • Education (School Programs)
  • Exhibitions
  • Interpretive Media
  • Public Programs
  • Digital and Print Publications
  • Strategic Philanthropy
  • Getty Conservation Institute

Application Materials

  • Personal Statement: Your Personal Statement should consist of no more than 500 words (two double-spaced pages) that explain how your Getty internship selections (choose two in order of preference) fit with your background and career goals. Include the reasons for your choice of specific departments or programs for an internship. Also describe what you hope to achieve from the experience and what you believe you can contribute.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Current resumes are required for all applicants. Please limit resumes to five pages.
  • Transcript(s)/Academic Records: We require transcripts/academic records for undergraduate degree/s (completed) and graduate degree/s (completed or in progress). Multiple transcripts must be combined into a single PDF before upload. Please be aware that we may request hardcopies of official transcripts/academic records at a later date in the evaluation process.
  • If you graduated from a school outside of the United States, transcripts may be substituted with proof of completed courses and/or copies of diploma(s).
    If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, provide proof of current enrollment (for example, your most recent transcript or academic record).
     Letters of Recommendation (2): Applicants must request two confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their recommenders through the application system. Please note that additional letters will not be considered. Letters must be received no later than 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on November 1, 2018. Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who can address your academic performance. Other recommenders may include past or current employers in relevant fields who are familiar with your skills and abilities.
  • F-1 visa holders are required to submit copy of their I-20 form and proof that they will have enough OPT or CPT time to finish the Getty internship, if selected.


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