Summer 2021 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship at SPARC

Public Art Administration Intern

In partnership with the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program

The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is accepting applications for a Public Art Administration Intern. This position is a 10-week paid internship for undergraduate students from June to August 2021. SPARC creates public artworks and programs that empower communities and advance movements for justice and equity. This position offers valuable insight on how a community-based arts organization works to produce, preserve, and promote socially engaged artworks and programs.


The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) was founded in 1976 on the premise that art is a site for social justice. Our mission is to produce, preserve, and promote activist and socially relevant artwork; and ultimately, to foster artistic collaborations that empower communities who face marginalization. SPARC curates gallery exhibitions and programs that promote civic dialogue, in addition to creating and preserving murals that examine the most critical social and political issues of our time. 

About the Internship

The Public Art Administration Internship provides a unique opportunity to learn about public practice and community engagement from leaders in the field. This position will focus on arts administration, including public relations, marketing, social media development, research, and providing ongoing support for gallery and public programs. Focus projects for Summer 2021 include supporting events for artists and public audiences at The Great Wall of Los Angeles mural site during the building of the Interpretive Green Bridge, and assisting with regular programming and communications at SPARC. The internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) position with a stipend of $6,000 for ten consecutive weeks between June and August 2021. This internship may be completed remotely however applicants should be based in Los Angeles to allow for in-person work pending COVID-19 protocols. The Public Art Administration Internship is ideal for a candidate who is passionate about art, community and social justice. 


Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Proficiency in MS Word, and MS Excel

Knowledge of Social Media Platforms and WordPress preferred

Knowledge of Adobe Programs (Photoshop, InDesign) preferred


Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative environment

Students must…

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2021. Students graduating in May or June 2021 are also eligible. Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, students who graduated after April 1, 2020 will also be eligible. Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BA program are not eligible.
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

To Apply

Email a résumé and cover letter to SPARC Programs Manager, Davida Persaud, at by Monday, April 26th. 

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