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
- 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 on how you can sponsor an intern or donate to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library, see Giving to the Library.