The ONE Archives at the USC Libraries has been awarded a grant from the Getty Foundation to hire one undergraduate student for a summer Curatorial Research Internship. The intern will receive a stipend of $6,000 for a full-time, ten-week period. Internship begins June 2021.
Qualification and Eligibility Requirements:Internships are intended for members of groups underrepresented in professions related to museums and the visual arts, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Intern candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. In addition, each intern candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) they must be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2021 (Students who graduated after April 1, 2021 are also eligible but students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible); (2) they must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County; and (3) they must be a United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a "green card" holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible.
About the Position
The intern will be responsible for writing ten articles, online exhibits, or website features showcasing artworks, themes, or subcollections in the ONE Archives Collection. These articles will provide online visitors a way into ONE's collections and highlight diverse LGBTQ experiences. The intern will also have the opportunity to create a larger online exhibition or digital humanities project using the open- source Scalar platform for digital scholarship. These articles or features will also be highlighted on ONE's social media channels to reach a wider audience. A list of articles or features will be provided by the supervisor that will be tailored to the specific interests and knowledge base of the intern. They will range from pieces highlighting individual artworks or objects to pieces exploring themes within the Collection. In the case of the latter, these will be developed with initial research assistance from the ONE Archives archivists. The supervisor will review each entry, and the intern will be responsible for drafting all entries as well as revisions before their internship concludes. The intern will be credited when the entries debut on a revised website that is slated for Summer 2021. The intern should demonstrate an interest in LGBTQ history and writing about art objects and/or archival materials.
How to Apply
Contact: Send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position, resume, and two references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “2021 Getty Marrow Intern.” Please note: This is planned as a remote internship. Training and work will be conducted in accordance with the LA County Department of Public Health and the State of California COVID-19 Guidance. Applicants must be available to report to work in person but only if/when onsite work resumes. Deadline for submission is April 19, 2021.