Digital Media & Learning Internship
About the Digital Media & Learning Internship
The Cal Poly Humboldt Digital Media Lab (DML) 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 & Learning.
Project Internships provide interns with hands-on experience creating a project that connects their passions with their professional goals, community, or academics. The goal is to help students turn their idea into a project.
Examples of digital media projects include 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.
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
Outstanding Student Projects
- Create Your Own Business Card Using Adobe Illustrator by Christina Cordova (Spring 2019) - 50-minute workshop to learn design basics to create a business card
- Scholars Without Borders training video by Carlos Lemus (Fall 2018) - short video used for training and educating staff, faculty, student staff and leaders about how they can support undocumented students
- Shooting Video & Recording Audio by Jesse Garcia (Spring 2018) - 50-minute workshop and handout to teach and learn how to plan out a video project
- Student Snapshots by Rosibeth Cuevas, Grecia Alfaro, Phil Santos, Vanessa Cota (Spring 2018) - video shorts as part of the Cal Poly Humboldt Student Snapshots project showcased at the 2018 ideaFest
- We Are Your Community by Cameron Rodriguez (Spring 2018) - interviews and photos of 4 African American students as part of the We Are Your Community campaign
- Simple Steps for Better College Writing by Lydia Leonard-Rhodes (Spring 2018) - handout from the 50-minute workshop to teach and learn how to properly paraphrase and quote
- Play to Learn: Game Dev in Unity 3D by Nathan Spence (Spring 2018) - 50-minute workshop and game template to teach and learn how to develop games with Unity
- How to Design: Using Adobe Illustrator to Create Buttons by Christina Cordova (Fall 2017) - handout from the 50-minute workshop on designing a project using Adobe Illustrator
- Intro to iMovie by Drew Andrew (Spring 2017) - handout from the 50-minute workshop on importing, editing and producing videos using iMovie
- Typography and Layout with InDesign by Roberto Perez (Spring 2017) - guide from the 50-minute workshop as part of a larger series of projects including logo and name tag creations for the DML
- Introduction to Adobe Illustrator by Juniel Learson (Spring 2017) - handout from the 50-minute workshop on text effects in Illustrator
- Image Editing with Photoshop by Juniel Learson (Spring 2017) - handout from the 50-minute workshop on retouching images in Photoshop
- Finding Inspiration in Humboldt SkillShops by Victoria Bruner (Fall 2016) - DML's first intern blogs about the experience working at the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and with SkillShops
For more information, see Digital Media Lab: Call for Applications or contact Tim Miller, Digital Media Librarian, at Tim.Miller@humboldt.edu.
For more information on how you can sponsor an intern or donate to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library, see Giving to the Library.