Graduate Internship in Digital Preservation

at J. Paul Getty Trust (view profile)
Published September 19, 2023
Location Los Angeles, California
Category Non-Profit  
Job Type Paid Internship  Temporary/Term-Limited  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master's Degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 47,500/yr
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 47,500/yr
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The intern in Collection & Content Management Systems (Getty Digital) will gain intensive experience preserving Getty's unique collections and assets in digital format, which include archives of artists, galleries and art historians and audio/video artworks and documentation as well as websites, institutional born-digital records, and research data. The intern’s primary responsibilities will include troubleshooting and testing workflows for ingesting content of all types into a managed system, and developing creative ways to archive complex web experiences, with other projects assigned according to the intern’s particular skills and interests. Specific tasks may include developing preservation plans for file characterization, migration and normalization, performing quality assurance on web archives and troubleshooting technical issues that arise, assessing technical metadata for digital assets, and participating in the drafting of policies and procedures related to digital preservation.

This is a hybrid internship with 3 days working on-site at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and 2 days remotely. The grant amount is $47,500 for twelve months, plus $1,500 towards relocation expenses if the intern is coming from outside the Los Angeles area. Housing is not provided. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. 

Please note that internships are open to students of all nationalities. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the field are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2023.