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About Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts, which encompasses the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust and programs work from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu. At his death in 1976, the trust’s founder, J. Paul Getty, was the richest man in the world. The museum’s collection includes antiquities, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs and sculptures.

The Getty Foundation sponsors three different internship programs. Graduate students studying visual arts can intern in programs across the Getty, where they work in the curatorial arts, education, conservation, research, grantwriting, public programs and information management. Through the multicultural undergraduate summer internships, minority college students take on various administrative roles at Getty Trust— conservation, collections, library, research, publications, education. Finally, the Getty Foundation sponsors the multicultural undergraduate internship at Los Angeles Museums and Visual Arts Organizations, which is similar to the other undergraduate program but allows interns to work at various arts institutions in Los Angeles.


Getty graduate internship program: students must either be currently enrolled in a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying or have completed a relevant graduate degree in 2006 or later. Multicultural undergraduate summer internships: must be enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least one semester, members of groups currently underrepresented in museum professions and fields related to the visual arts, and either reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.

Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation
Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Phone: (310) 440-7320


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Los Angeles, CA