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Getty Marrow, Programming and Public Engagement Intern, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising)

🚀 Summer Internship

Los Angeles

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  • You must be pursuing a B.A. in film studies, art history, or related fields, with strong research and writing skills, a passion for inclusivity, and the ability to stay focused for extended periods. Open to undergrads and community college students.
  • You will support in-gallery and studio activities, conduct research for public programs, assist with DEI initiatives, and help create a calendar of museum programming. Administrative duties and logistical support for visiting filmmakers and artists are also part of the role.

Summer Internship

Creative Arts & FashionLos Angeles


  • The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is seeking an organized, enthusiastic intern to assist the Education and Public Engagement and Film Programs teams. The intern will assist with creating and implementing a robust calendar of museum programming around the upcoming temporary PST ART: Art & Science exhibitions: Color in Motion: Chromatic Explorations of Cinema and Cyberpunk: Envisioning Possible Futures. Areas of programming will focus on drop-in studio workshops and gallery discussions and tours, as well as the museum’s film programs that includes ongoing screenings, limited series dedicated to experimental and independent film, and films programmed to accompany planned exhibitions.
  • To support this work, the intern will be involved with a wide range of activities including design and creation of visitor-focused activities, assisting in planning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility initiatives within youth, and family, and in-gallery programs, and conducting thematic, title, and filmmaker-specific research. Other responsibilities include assisting with print sourcing, writing screening notes, and other public programs preparation, as needed.
  • Beyond the primary project, the Programming and Public Engagement intern will be managed as part of the overall Academy Gold internship and mentorship program. The Gold program’s eight-week summer core program provides an overview of filmmaking as an art form, profession, and a discipline, which includes current film archival and preservation. This also includes access to Academy Members and IATSE union members through year-round panels, workshops, small group Q&As, networking and career development events, and on-set experiences.
  • Upon completion, the intern will better understand best practices and approaches to museum education as well as working collaboratively to plan and implement museum programming for diverse audiences.


  • Qualifications and Requirements:
  • B.A. (in progress) in film studies, ethnic studies, media studies, world history, art history, museum studies, curatorial studies, or related fields are welcome to apply. Previous museum experience is not necessary for this internship.
  • Community college students and undergrads interested in gaining museum related experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates should possess an enthusiasm in creating safe and inclusive learning opportunities for people of all abilities and to help elevate the profile of underrecognized films and artists.
  • Candidates should possess excellent writing, research, and organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • If in-person work is possible during the internship, must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of more than 2 hours.

Area of Responsibilities

Creative Arts & Fashion


  • Support the design and creation of in-gallery and studio activities, assisting the department in planning out Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work around youth and family programs, as well as assisting in-gallery and public programs with archival research through the Academy Film Archive, Margaret Herrick Library, and other outside sources.
  • Conduct thematic, title, and filmmaker-specific research; assisting with print sourcing; writing screening notes; and other public programs preparation, as needed.
  • Assist with creating and implementing a robust calendar of ongoing and new museum programming that includes in-gallery and film screenings around the upcoming PST ART exhibitions Color in Motion and Cyberpunk.
  • Assist with administrative duties and office support. This includes assisting with logistical arrangements for visiting filmmakers and artists, as well as limited print traffic handling.


Work type

Full time

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Los Angeles