Getty Marrow Education Intern
Paid Internship
Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program

The Getty Foundation is funding Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships at approximately 60 Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations during summer 2020. This year’s internships will offer flexible formats that allow students to work on-site, off-site, or both. Internships will begin in the summer and can be extended through spring 2021, giving students the chance to work part-time into the academic year if needed. The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. For additional information on The Getty Foundation, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, eligibility requirements, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit The Getty Foundation website at http://www.getty.edu/foundation.

Terms: This internship is a combination of some full-time work (40 hours/week), onsite at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (depending on Los Angeles County Guidelines), and some remote part-time work (flexible hours), with a stipend of $6,000.  The intern must complete 400 hours.

Start Date: Flexible (end of June/early July).

Position Description

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes seeks an energetic Getty Marrow Education Intern passionate about K-12 education with a focus on elementary grade students, as well as Los Angeles, Mexican, and Mexican American history, art, and culture to assist the Education Department with implementing object-based learning and developing online resources for educators.  The intern’s main project will be to bring previous intern proposals for object-based learning to life within LA Plaza’s permanent exhibition: Calle Principal: Mi México en Los Ángeles.  The intern will also be responsible for developing additional educational materials including: lesson plans, classroom reading lists, and an exploration guide for families.  The intern will integrate relevant California State Content Standards throughout all projects.  The Education Intern will be an integral member of the Education Department and will provide day-to-day support to education programs and initiatives, including: teacher training sessions, community engagement events, and public programs.  By working across departments and with all levels of museum staff, the intern will have a hands-on opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of daily museum operations while exercising and building communication skills, developing cultural awareness, and establishing professional contacts.

Qualifications

The ideal internship candidate will be a passionate, energetic, and outgoing individual who demonstrates a high degree of self-initiative, meticulousness, and responsibility.

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate the following interests and abilities:

  • Experience working with K-12 grade students with a focus on primary grade education (K-5)
  • Interest/familiarity with Mexican and Mexican American history, art, and culture in Los Angeles
  • Interest in art education and art integration in the classroom
  • Must demonstrate cultural knowledge and sensitivity
  • Bilingual oral and written communication (English & Spanish)
  • Ability to interact with students of all ages (including large school groups)
  • Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, complex environment, and organize time and workload effectively
  • Computer, research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to serve the local community

Eligibility

Per the eligibility requirements of the Getty Foundation, applicants must:

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2020. Students graduating in May or June 2020 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.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job, including frequent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, crouching, lifting, pulling, climbing, and carrying up to 30 pounds.

 How to Apply

Applications are accepted through May 22, 2020. To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter.

Cover letter should outline interest in position and how this opportunity aligns to future professional and academic goals. Finalists will be asked to provide two references and two writing samples demonstrating writing and research skills.

Email applications to:

Gina A. López Ramos

Curator of Education

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

galopez@lapca.org

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