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Design Internship

The Hammer Museum offers year-long internships to UCLA students that foster sustained connections between Hammer staff and their interns. The goal of the internship program is to develop students’ capacity for professional-level museum service. In the 2018/19 academic year the Hammer Museum will offer a year-long 9-credit Design Internship (3 credits per quarter) to a selected UCLA undergraduate student. The internship will begin October 2018, and proceed until the end of the spring 2019 quarter.                               

The intern's primary responsibilities will be to assist with design production and coordination; documentation; and archiving of completed projects, as well as designing digital and printed collateral. The intern will work with the design team to coordinate existing and upcoming projects, documentation of completed projects, and use Adobe Creative Suite to design on-site printed materials as well as digital promotional graphics. The intern will learn how to work within an in-house design team, track projects from start to finish, and assist the design team with additional tasks as needed. 

To receive credit, interns are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours per quarter. The internship is competitive, and preference is given to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

TO APPLY: Students interested in a 2018/19 internship should submit a one-page letter stating professional interests, qualifications, as well as a resume, and a copy of their transcripts (or Degree Progress Report). Application materials should be emailed to Tara Morris, [email protected].

Registrarial Internship

The Hammer Museum offers year-long internships to UCLA students that foster sustained connections between Hammer staff and their interns. The goal of the internship program is to develop students’ capacity for professional-level museum service. In the 2018/19 academic year the Hammer Museum will offer a year-long 9-credit Registrarial Internship (3 credits per quarter) to a selected UCLA undergraduate student. The internship will begin October 2018, and proceed until the end of the spring 2019 quarter.                               

The Hammer’s collections span the history of art and include both Old Masters as well as contemporary art, providing a rich background and opportunity to gain a broad experience of museum collections management techniques. The intern selected for this position will assist and learn the acquisitions process for works entering the museum’s collection, understand how information on the collection is kept both in the collections database and in paper files, and assist with data entry and file management. Additionally, the intern will assist with condition reporting works entering the collection and updating collections information in The Museum Systems (TMS), the collections management system for the museum’s collections. The intern may also assist with temporary exhibitions as needed.

To receive credit, interns are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours per quarter. The internship is competitive, and preference is given to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

TO APPLY: Students interested in a 2018/19 internship should submit a one-page letter stating professional interests, qualifications, as well as a resume. Application materials should be emailed to Susan Hersey, [email protected].

Kay Nielsen Memorial Award

The UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Kay Nielsen Memorial Award for the best drawing by a UCLA art student. All UCLA Arts students registered for Fall 2018 (graduate and undergraduate) are invited to submit up to two drawings.

First Prize: One $1,500.00 award for best drawing

Additional Prizes: Two $500.00 honorable mentions

Judges: UCLA faculty Russell Ferguson and Rodney McMillian, and Grunwald Center director Cynthia Burlingham and associate director Allegra Pesenti

All entrants must submit their drawings in person to:
The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Entries will ONLY be accepted on Wednesday, October 24 between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 25 between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS. Proof of student status must also be presented.

For more information on this program, please call 310-443-7078 or email [email protected].