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Hired: Summer Interns ! Thanks to all for their interest in CSPG


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 $5,000 for a full-time ten-week period between June 5 and August 25, 2017.

Qualification & Eligibility Requirements

Students 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

  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017. Students graduating in May or June 2017 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 a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Students who have previously served as Getty Multicultural Summer Interns at CSPG are not eligible

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. CSPG’s collection dates from the 19th century to the present, and includes the largest collection of post-World War II human rights and protest posters in the U.S. Through its programs, CSPG is reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.

Media & Design Internship

CSPG is seeking an intern with a major in graphic design, or related experience, to assist with marketing and outreach, curate content for CSPG’s online platforms, and help design educational and promotional materials. The intern will also have archival responsibilities, including poster cataloguing and an introduction to exhibition development. Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus.

Archive & Research Internship

CSPG is seeking an intern with a background in the humanities, such as art history, history, political science etc., to research and catalogue historical and contemporary social movement posters, help update CSPG’s online finding aid, and assist with 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 the following materials to Jerri Allyn at by April 17, 2017:

1) Cover letter with a description of how you meet the requirements for the position, 2) Resume, 3) Contact information for 3 references. Please include name and internship title in the subject line of the email.

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