The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) has been awarded a grant from the Getty Foundation to hire two undergraduate students for summer internships: one Archive & Research Intern and one Media & Design Intern. Each intern will receive a stipend of $4,500 for a full-time ten-week period between June 1 and August 21, 2016.
Qualification & Eligibility Requirements
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
Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2016. Students graduating in May or June 2016 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County and
Be authorized to work in the U.S.
CSPG is an educational and research archive that collects, preserves, documents, and exhibits domestic and international political posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change. Through its programs, CSPG is reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire people to action. Students who have previously served as Getty Multicultural Summer Interns at CSPG are not eligible for consideration.
Media & Design Internship
CSPG is seeking a Media & Design Intern with a major in graphic design or art, or related experience, to assist with marketing and outreach, curate content for CSPG’s online platforms, and help design promotional and educational materials. The intern will also have archival responsibilities, including poster cataloguing and exhibition development. Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred.
Archive & Research Internship
CSPG is seeking an Archive & Research Intern with background in the humanities, such as art history, history, political science, international relations, etc., to research and catalogue historical and contemporary social movement posters, help update CSPG’s online finding aid, and assist in exhibition research and development.
Working experience with Microsoft Office programs
Strong visual interpretation and research skills
Both interns will receive training in the following:
Cataloguing political graphics using a museum database program
Preparing digital images to be linked to database records
To apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to Karen Limón Corrales at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17, 2016. Please include name and internship title in the subject line.