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


Job Summary:

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.

This is a limited-term internship position beginning in June 2024 through August 2024. The hourly wage for this role is $16.78.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
Position Requirements

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.
  • Move up to 25 lbs.



If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.


This internship is part of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, which encourages greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts. The Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles supports substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts. To learn more, please visit:

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This internship is also part of the Academy’s Gold Rising program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members.

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Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Getty Marrow, Programming and Public Engagement Intern, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising)  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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