Getty Marrow Exhibitions & Audience Engagement Intern


2023 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internships

Criteria for Intern Candidates: The internship opportunities are intended for students from backgrounds underrepresented in museums and the visual arts professions, Applicants must be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander descent. In addition, each intern must meet the following eligibility criteria:

(1)  currently enrolled full-time undergraduate (bachelor’s or associate degree program) and have completed at least one semester or 2 quarters of college by June 2023. Students who graduated the semester or quarter immediately before the internship begins are also eligible.

(2)  and must be a resident or attend college in Los Angeles County;

(3)  and must be a US citizen or permanent resident eligible to be legally employed in the US. Students with DACA status valid through the internship period are also eligible.

Please note that students who have previously served as Getty Marrow Undergraduate Interns at the Japanese American National Museum are not eligible for consideration. Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible. Finally, staff members and relatives of staff or board members are not eligible.

Intern Stipend:  $6,800 gross stipend for Full-Time (40 hours/week),10 consecutive weeks.

Dates of Internship: 10 consecutive weeks, in-person, June 13 to August 19, 2023. Full-Time (40 hours a week).  Require some evening & weekend hours. Selected Intern is required to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations with bivalent booster (Fall 2022) dose.

The Exhibitions & Audience Engagement Intern work a Tuesday thru Saturday schedule.


Getty Marrow Exhibition and Audience Engagement Intern:

The Exhibitions and Audience Engagement (EAE) Intern will work closely with the Vice President of Exhibitions and Art Director and will focus on supporting the upcoming revision of our Core Exhibition Being and Becoming (working title). The Japanese American National Museum is reimagining the permanent exhibition that introduces visitors to the 150 years of the Japanese American experience. Using artifacts, graphics, text, video, audio, and interactive displays, both in-person and on-line, the exhibition will make relevant the many intersections the Japanese American experience has to similar experiences of other immigrant communities. The exhibition will encourage visitors to explore the ever evolving and multi-racial American story.

The EAE intern will work with the VP of Exhibitions to develop and test a number of exhibition concepts and hands-on interactives that will be central to the interpretation of this exhibition that is being designed by Ralph Appelbaum and Associates.  The EAE intern will assist with the intro to the new exhibition by researching and developing an orientation to the overall audience engagement and visitor outcomes. 

Exhibition and Audience Engagement Intern Requirements: Strong research and written communication skills are essential. Strong attention to detail and highly organized. Strong design skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Experience with graphic design and typography. Experience with gallery installations, Slitter/Cutter/Creasers, and Digital Printing  Press desired but not required. Interest in learning about working as an arts professional in a nonprofit.


APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 5:00pm, Friday, April 14, 2023.

To apply submit your cover letter, employment application form, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation. Candidates selected for interview will also need to provide 1 copy of an official undergraduate transcript(s). Transcripts must record at least one semester or 2 quarters of college by June 2023.

Employment Application forms are available at http://www.janm.org/jobs/

Submit application packets to:

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources

Re: Getty Marrow 2023 Summer Internship (Exhibitions & Audience Engagement)

100 N. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Email to: hr@janm.org (a word.doc format or pdf file)


Finalists will be contacted for interviews the week after the application deadline.

Selected Intern will be provided a link to upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination and bivalent booster proof.


Apply Now


Expires: 2023-04-16


Japanese American National Museum


Los Angeles


100 N Central Avenue Los Angeles CA 90012





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