Graduate Internship in Linked Data

Los Angeles
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Created: August 23, 2017


The Organization. Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. 

The Team. The software development team in the Getty Research Institute designs and builds software in support of a wide range of institutional needs: from transforming metadata, to tracking and automating digitization, to constructing new search interfaces for end users. One example of this work is the Getty Research Portal (, an aggregated search index of digitized art history books from multiple contributing institutions. Currently the team is undertaking two major initiatives: connecting various systems and datasets with Linked Open Data (LOD), and providing access to our resources via the International Image Interoperability Format (IIIF) and Web Annotation standards.

The Internship. The intern will work with the Senior Software Engineer and assist with the following: analysis of existing systems and metadata, identification of areas ripe for enhancement via LOD and IIIF, development of work plans, mapping of metadata elements, reconciliation with authoritative vocabularies, implementation of transformation scripts, and development of new features for existing software. The intern should have a strong interest in Linked Data. Experience with programming (preferably in Python) is required, but expertise is not (training on new tools will be given as needed).

Dates of the Internship: September 10, 2018 -- May 17, 2019 (full time)

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

For more information about eligibility, grant terms, and the application process, please see the Getty Foundation's website:

How to apply


Joshua Gomez | Sr. Software Engineer
Getty Research Institute | Los Angeles, CA | (310) 440-7410

Python IIIF Linked Data


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Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 18:11 UTC