two Paid Getty internships offered this summer

From: Mark Toscano (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 13 2009 - 17:06:42 PDT

Received this, thought I'd pass it on (I have no affiliation):

-mark t


FREEWAVES is offering 2 paid Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internships
through The Getty Grant Program for

a Web/Archive Intern and an Administrative Intern,

both for 10-weeks, full-time, $3,500 gross salary in Hollywood.

Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of innovative and culturally
relevant independent new media from around the world. Freewaves
facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition
forms at experimental and established venues.

Candidates must be:

* members of underrepresented groups, particularly individuals of African
American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander

* currently enrolled as undergraduates, who will have completed at least
one semester of college by June 2009, and will not graduate before September

* residents of or attending college in Los Angeles County. Students who
have previously served as Interns for this program more than twice are not
eligible for this internship.


Overview: From early June through mid-August 2009, The Getty Multicultural
Undergraduate Interns will undertake a variety of tasks, all entailing a high
degree of computer literacy. All of the tasks will be part of Freewaves long
time initiative to disseminate the new media arts.

Location: Both internships are located at Freewaves' Office at LACE
(6522 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood CA)
Administrative Intern

Administrative Intern Responsibilities: Provides program support on 20th
anniversary, 2010 festival planning, web site and marketing projects.
- Research (online and via phone).
- Image and video compression.
- Online marketing and optimization of Freewaves' web page.
- Developing, editing and preparing documentation (artist bios and info,
correspondence, press announcements, information summaries).
- Database maintenance (admin, video archive and PR).

Requirements for Administrative Intern:
- Good writing skills
- Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough.
- Knowledge of media arts preferable.
- Good computer skills (will need to use/learn Word, FileMaker, Photoshop
and the internet).
- Ability to work in a small, busy office with concentration.
- Ability to work independently.

Web/Archive Intern

Web/Archive Intern Responsibilities: Projects relate to both to the existing
Freewaves web site as well enhancements planned for 2009:
- Assist with the restructuring of the Freewaves website from an online festival
venue to a media arts archive.
- Work with Freewaves staff, technical advisors, programmer and designer to
develop enhanced site pages and perform technical troubleshooting.
- Assist with site documentation.
- Compress artist videos.
- Prepare images.
- Produce written and visual materials for web site and related marketing efforts.

Requirements for Web/Archive Intern:
- Knowledge of html, Dreamweaver and Flash preferred.
- Ability to code highly desirable though not required. (Java, Javascript, My SQL
 and/or PHP).
- Good writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work diplomatically in a team environment (in meetings, via email
and on the phone).
- Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough including ability to troubleshoot own
work for errors and functionality.
- Knowledge of media arts preferable.
- Knowledge of both Mac and PC environments required.
- Ability to work independently.

Freewaves strives to offer summer interns practical work experience and a
range of assignments. Interns will be trained by and work under the
supervision of Freewaves Director Anne Bray and Assistant Director Heidi Zeller.

In past years, Freewaves interns have developed skills in numerous software
programs including:
- Filemaker
- Dreamweaver/HTML
- Excel and Word (advanced features)
- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- Video compression programs

How to Apply for this Internship:

First familiarize yourself with areas within Freewaves' web site. If the
site and Freewaves interests you, forward a resum and a cover letter
explaining reasons for interest and addressing how you meet the eligibility
guidelines for the internship set by the Getty. If you are applying for the
web/archive internship, please send us url's of your work (sites you've designed
or worked on). We will be interviewing early May, and will contact you for an appointment if we are interested.

Email your application materials to:
Anne Bray Executive Director, at email suppressed
By Friday May 1, 2009
6522 Hollywood Blvd
los angeles, ca 90028

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