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Digital Media & Learning Internship

The HSU Digital Media Lab is a space where all students, staff and faculty can work on and get assistance with creating digital media projects, such as video, audio, photo, virtual reality and web-based projects. The DML houses a variety of software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Camtasia, iMovie and GarageBand. The DML also provides a variety of equipment for checkout, including video and still cameras, microphones, digital recorders, VR headsets, 360-degree cameras, and more. In addition, the DML hosts SkillShops, events and drop-in services to spark creativity and assist people with their projects. Whether working on a class assignments or creating a passion project, the DML is an integral space on campus for developing and learning about digital media projects.

The Digital Media & Learning internships help students share their passion for creativity, digital projects, social justice or sustainability. The internships help students:

Create exciting digital projects - Help other students learn digital skills - Design your own workshop - Explore and experiment with new technologies - Find new ways of creating and communicating.

Digital Media & Learning internships are broken down into two categories: project-based or teaching and learning internships.

Project Internships provide interns with hands-on experience creating a project that connects your passions with your professional goals, community, or academics. The goal is to help students turn their idea into a project.

Examples of digital media projects include (but are not limited to) video, websites, web applications, audio, photo, and emerging technologies such as 360-degree video, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Projects with a focus on social justice or environmental sustainability are preferred.

Teaching & Learning Internships provide interns with experience in designing and facilitating a SkillShop and in creating teaching and learning materials. Interns design face-to-face and/or online tutorials to help other students create digital media projects.

Learning outcomes

The production-centered outcomes of the internship mean that students will have:

  • Developed and presented programs that are planned using connected learning (interest powered, academically oriented, production centered, shared purpose, openly networked and peer-supported) and/or design-thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype & test) models for teaching and learning digital media skills
  • Assisted students to problem solve digital media projects using design-thinking and connected learning models (troubleshooting software and/or equipment, applying a critical eye to their work, eliciting feedback, etc.)
  • Created a portfolio of digital media objects in multiple formats using a multiple tools (multiple = at least 4), culminating in a capstone project that captures their experience

For more information, see Digital Media Lab: Call for Applications or contact Tim Miller, Digital Media Librarian, at Tim.Miller@humboldt.edu.