AAM-Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Alumni Program

The American Alliance of Museums and the Getty Foundation have partnered to provide a unique experience for Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship alumni. The AAM-Getty program reflects the Getty Foundation’s ongoing commitment to providing professional development opportunities to former participants of the Getty Marrow internship program.

With support from the Getty Foundation, participants are invited to attend the 2020 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, held in San Francisco, California from May 17–20, and to participate in year-round professional development opportunities. Scholarships are available to Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program alumni who reside in the United States and are currently active in the museum field or in museum-related graduate studies.

Award Benefits

Individuals selected for this program receive:

AAM Annual Meeting Experience

  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Complimentary admission to the Opening and Closing evening event
  • Roundtrip coach class airfare and per diem
  • Up to five nights lodging at conference hotel
  • Invitation to the AAM Scholarship and Fellowship Breakfast May 18
  • Experiential Learning Tour on Wednesday afternoon May 20

One-Year Professional Development Support

  • One-year complimentary Professional Membership in AAM, with access to 21 Professional Networks organized around job responsibilities and areas of common interest

Requirements and Eligibility

Those selected for the program are required to attend the entire meeting, which begins on Sunday, May 17 and concludes on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:00 pm. Participants are also required to attend the AAM Fellowship and Scholarship breakfast, May 18 attend the Annual Meeting Welcome Orientation May 17, and complete an evaluation survey following the meeting.

While preference will be given to applications who have not previously participated in the program, previous Getty Marrow scholarship recipients to the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants submit via an online application process.

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to compile their application materials before starting the online process.
  • Applicants will not be able to save and return to complete their application at a later time.

Incomplete applications submitted will not be considered. AAM will not collate your application.

Prepare a single PDF format electronic file with the following items:

  • A letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor, employer, or faculty advisor that speaks to the benefit of the applicant’s participation at the Annual Meeting to his/her academic studies or institution and the museum field
  • A resume or curriculum vitae describing the applicant’s professional history and engagement in his/her organization and community
  • An essay (500 words or less) that articulates issues facing the field and how the applicant will benefit from participation in the Annual Meeting and apply gained knowledge, skills, and perspective in his/her academic studies or work setting and community.
  • A session title and brief description of a proposed poster session to be presented on May 19. (optional)

Applications are due Friday, January 24, 2020.

Notification and Registration

All applicants will be notified by email of their status by February 21, 2020.

Awardees will need to confirm their attendance no later than March 6, 2020. Once awardees have confirmed their attendance, they will receive a special registration code with instructions to receive their complimentary registration and are eligible to purchase additional event tickets not included or conflicting with other required program events.

Awards are non-transferable.