The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant from the Getty Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to increase the diversity in professions related to museums and visual arts. The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions, including individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander descent.
The Visual Arts Intern will work directly with the Visual Arts department, experiencing first-hand the work, organization and installation that goes into setting up this summer’s programs, including the 74th Annual Nisei Week exhibitions in August.
To be eligible for the Visual Arts Internship candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate, having completed at least one semester of college by June 2014 or will graduate by of before September 2014. Candidates must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. Intern candidates may come from any area of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.
The intern will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a ten-week period at the JACCC. Internships are a full-time position running from Monday, June 16 through Saturday, August 23, 2014.
Those interested in applying for the position may submit the following no later than noon on Friday, May 2, 2014:
- statement (no more than 500 words, double-spaced, typed)
- First, middle & last name (if not on your CV)
- Email, phone & address (if not on your CV)
- College or university you are currently attending
- Major/area(s) of study *
- Anticipated graduation date
- 2 Letters of reference or contact info (email, phone) for 2 references: either a teacher, professor, or a former employer
- Please note the dates of the JACCC’s 10 week program, as well as the requirements in the Getty link below, before submitting to make sure you are both eligible and available to participate in the program.
Preliminary candidates will be contacted to do an in person interview for the week of Monday, May 5, 2014. All applicants will be contacted by the week of May 12 with the final decisions.
Please note the following “Save The Dates” required intern events by the Getty Foundation:
- Arts Summit (mandatory) The Getty Center, Los Angeles: Monday, June 30, 2014 (all day, exact times TBA) A day-long orientation for all interns participating in the Summer 2014 Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. Interns will be introduced to the program, meet with their Learning Community Hub Leaders, and attend panels highlighting career opportunities in the arts.
- Learning Communities (two mandatory events) Regional Hub Events Dates, Times, and Locations are TBD. These activities are meant to enhance the internship experience and expose interns to other organizations, arts professionals, and career opportunities in their area. Dates and times of hub meetings will vary, though interns must notify supervisors of scheduled activities in advance. Supervisors must allow interns to attend the two required events in their Learning Community.
General information about the program and requirements:http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/leaders/current/mui_students.html
WHERE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street, in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles.
INFO: For more information please contact Wakana Kimura at (213) 628-2725 ext. 146.