Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Getty Graduate Internship program! Opportunities are available in the Buildings & Sites, Collections, and Science departments of the Getty Conservation Institute (see below “Plus d’informations”).
Graduate internships at Getty are open to applicants of all nationalities who are either currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master's or Ph.D.) or graduate conservation certificate in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying, or who have recently completed a relevant graduate degree. Internships are full-time for twelve month.
Possible topics include the following:
The 2019-2020 graduate intern will have several important treatments to complete, covering a variety of conservation problems. Treatments may include paintings from the permanent collection, as well as ongoing projects from other institutions. The intern will also be actively involved in the department’s analysis of paintings in the collection. X-radiography, infrared reflectography, and photomicrography techniques will all be included as part of the training. The intern will have an opportunity to work with conservation scientists at the Getty Conservation Institute to conduct other specialized types of analysis. In addition, the intern will assist with the daily routine care of the collection, including examination and treatment of outgoing or incoming loans from the collection, and monitoring environmental conditions in the galleries.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer aims to disseminate new procedures developed by the GCI for acquiring detailed compositional information about lacquered objects, with the aim of improving the characterization, understanding and preservation of this material. It informs GCI’s ongoing research on cleaning of Asian lacquer, which will be disseminated to the field through didactic materials and a workshop series to be offered internationally. More information on the project can be found here.
The Built Heritage Research Initiative (BHR) conducts scientific research on building and heritage site materials to improve their preservation and inform conservation practice. The activity focuses on integrating laboratory and in situ investigation to assess materials' performance and durability and develop sustainable conservation approaches, exploring traditional and innovative treatment strategies. The intern working with the Built Heritage Research will collaborate with the team on the characterization of porous building materials of different nature, focusing on natural stones and mortars, using traditional laboratory techniques, and contribute to developing field-based assessment approaches using portable methods. Current research areas also include sandstone consolidation treatments and the investigation of porous building materials' response to environmental exposure and accelerated weathering due to salt crystallization.
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