Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship: Curatorial Intern

The Wende Museum is an art museum, cultural center, and archive of the Cold War that explores social, political and cultural change. The Wende reaches beyond the conventional walls of a museum in pursuit of international scholarship, artistic interpretation, community engagement, digital access, and experimental public programming.

The Museum has been awarded a grant from the Getty Foundation to hire a full-time paid intern for summer 2023. Interns will work for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August 2022 with a stipend of $6,900. This summer internship is a full-time onsite position.

Working closely with the Chief Curator and Director of Programming, and the Exhibition Coordinator, the curatorial intern will assist with the preparation for our fall 2023 exhibition, “On the Margins of Society: Outsiders Under Socialism” as well as our spring 2024 exhibition “Signs and Signage: Giving Meaning to Public Space in the East and the West.” The intern will also assist with upcoming virtual programs at the museum and conduct research in support of upcoming exhibitions and public programs, to be determined based on the successful candidates’ skills and interests. Candidates with an interest in experimental curatorial practices, cultural and political history, and art historical research are encouraged to apply.

In addition, each intern candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a member 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.
  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2022.
  • Be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, April 7, 2023.

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your interest and a current resume to jsegal@wendemuseum.org with “Getty Marrow Curatorial Internship” in the email subject line.

Collections Internship Program

The Wende Museum is pleased to offer Collections Internships for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Positions are part-time, paid at $15.50/hour for 120 hours, and available for course credit.

Potential interns must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • have completed at least one semester of college by the time of application
  • possess an avid interest in museum studies, history, and/or the material and visual culture of Cold War-era Eastern Europe and Soviet Russia
  • be comfortable working with databases and computers
  • be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and independent with excellent communication skills
  • a reading knowledge of German, Russian, or an Eastern European language is helpful but not required.

Internships are offered year-round, typically beginning in January, June, and September. For more information, please see our flyer. We are accepting applications for Summer 2023 through May 5, 2023. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to internships@wendemuseum.org.

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