April 25th, 2007 17:35 EST
Undergraduate Multicultural Summer (PAID) Internship
The Historic Italian Hall Foundation is currently seeking one qualified undergraduate student for a summer internship funded by the Getty Grant Program. Interns will receive training in the conservation, care, and accessioning of artifacts and archival materials and collections management. Interns also will participate in the Historic Italian Hall Foundation’s ongoing community-oriented projects and activities, such as the Oral History Project and historical research. The Getty Grant Program will host the interns at four events which will be held at various cultural sites during the grant period.
Qualifications: Internships are available to currently enrolled undergraduates who are members of underrepresented groups in professions related to museums and the visual arts. Candidates are welcome from all areas of study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to museum studies or the visual arts. All applicants must 1) have completed at least one semester of college by June 2007; 2) not be graduating before December 2007; 3) be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County; and 4) demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Computer literacy is strongly desired.
About the Italian Hall Museum and Historic Italian Hall Foundation: Located at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in downtown Los Angeles, the Historic Italian Hall was built between 1907-08, during which time the area comprised the core of city's Italian Quarter. The Italian Hall served as the cultural and social center for the community where events such as weddings, meetings and dances were held. Expected to open in 2008, the Italian Hall Museum will foster a greater understanding of Southern California's diverse heritage through research, historic preservation, exhibits and educational programs that examine the history and continuing contributions of Italian Americans in multi-ethnic Los Angeles. The Historic Italian Hall Foundation is dedicated to the restoration of the Historic Italian Hall located at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument for its adaptive reuse as the first Italian American Museum in Los Angeles.
To apply: send a letter of interest, a resume of qualifications and two letters of recommendation to the address below. Electronic submissions are also accepted.
Marianna Gatto, Curator
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument-
Historic Italian Hall
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Duration: June 18 to August 24, 2007
Hours Per Week: 40 hours (8 hours each day)
Stipend: $3,500 for a 10-week period
Deadline for Application: 5:00 P.M., May 16, 2007