The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center has been awarded a Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant from the Getty Foundation.

The purpose of the grant is to increase the diversity in professions related to museums and visual arts. The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions, including individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander descent.

The intern will work directly with the Visual Arts Department, experiencing first-hand the work, organization and installation that goes into setting up this summer’s programs, including the 73rd annual Nisei Week exhibitions; anniversary dinner; and the annual Movies on the Plaza screening.

To be eligible for the internship, a candidate must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who will complete at least one semester of college by June 2013 and complete his/her degree by Sept. 1, 2013; residing or attending college in Los Angeles County; and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Candidates may come from any area of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. Students who have previously served as Getty Multicultural Undergraduate summer interns at JACCC, JACCC staff members, and relatives of staff or board members are not eligible for consideration.

The intern will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a 10-week period at the JACCC. Internships are a full-time position running from mid-June through mid-August.

Those interested in applying may send their resume, a personal statement (no more than 500 words, double-spaced, typed) and two letters of recommendation or the contact information of two references to Wakana Kimura at JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax to (213) 617-8576; or email to by Tuesday, April 30.

For more information, contact Kimura at the above email address or (213) 628-2725, ext. 146.

Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview by April 30 and must be prepared for an in-person interview between Thursday, May 1, and Thursday, May 9.

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