The J. Paul Getty Museum is looking forward to the 2023-2024 graduate intern year in the Manuscripts Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum. I am writing to you in the hopes that you will encourage applications from graduate students whom you might know.
The Manuscripts Department intern will be involved with the study and presentation of one of the foremost collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the country. The intern will become familiar with the permanent collection by undertaking research-oriented projects and will work in a collaborative environment, including departments across the museum. The intern will have the opportunity to work with curators on a future exhibition for the department, which may include concept development, object selection, label writing, and display planning. We welcome an intern who will be eager to develop exhibitions projects that are vital and relevant to modern, diverse audiences, especially ones that engage with our ongoing DEAI work both in and outside of the galleries. The successful candidate will have a proven academic record in medieval art history, with preference for a background in manuscripts, and will also demonstrate how this internship will benefit the individual’s development in the field of museum curation. We have generally selected students who have completed their dissertation research, but the department has had several excellent interns at the M.A. level. We give all qualified applications careful consideration.
Applications are due November 1, 2022. Applicants should visit:
[Please note that anyone who may have applied for the current Assistant Curator position in the department would need to complete a separate application through the above portal to be considered for the internship.]