Internship in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute

Getty Research Institute 

Los Angeles, CA

The Getty Graduate Internship Program

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 grantmaking. Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. All positions are full-time for twelve months from September 14, 2020 to September 10, 2021.


Internship in Special Collections Cataloging

The intern in Special Collections Cataloging will gain hands-on experience with the GRI’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; rare photographs; and video and audio recordings. The GRI’s wide-ranging collecting areas include: 20th-century architecture; art collectors and collecting; video and performance art; Latin American art; and African American art, a recently established collecting area in support of the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging special collections, with other projects assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. Specific tasks may include re-housing and arranging materials, writing finding aids, creating catalog records, writing blog posts, contributing to team-based processing projects, and collaborating on digitization projects.


This is a paid internship. Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:


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 Library Science, Archival Studies, Art History, or related fields.




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, 2017, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid. 


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