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.

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

Outstanding Student Projects

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

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