DEADLINE MAY 7: Visual Arts Internship applications are being accepted at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

Visual Arts Internship applications are being accepted at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles announces it 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 Visual Arts Intern will work directly with the Visual Arts department in the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, experiencing first-hand the work, organization and installation that goes into setting up this summer’s programs, including the 70th Annual Nisei Week exhibitions in August.

To be eligible for the Visual Arts Internship candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate, having completed at least one semester of college by June 2010 or will graduate by of before September 2010.  Candidates must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. Intern candidates may come from any area of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

The intern will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a ten-week period at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. Internships are a full-time position running from June 14 through August 20, 2009.

Those interested in applying for the position may forward their resume, a personal statement (no more than 500 words, double-spaced, typed) and two letters of recommendation attention to Gavin Kelley, JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Fax (213) 617-8576 or Email Kelley@jaccc.orgby noon on Friday, May 7, 2010.

Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview by May 10 and must be prepared for an in-person interview on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13, 2010.

For more information please contact Gavin Kelley at (213) 628-2725 ext. 133.

This information was found in  www.culturalnews.com, providing great, current information about Japanese art and culture with people in Southern California, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

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