DLINQ Interns are Middlebury students who are employed by DLINQ. They divide their time into three areas of work:
- Lab support for Wilson Media Lab (Middlebury) and Digital Learning Commons (Monterey)
- In-person and online consultations with other students, faculty, and staff
- DLINQ project work
DLINQ’s student engagement program is designed to provide opportunities for Middlebury students to work on meaningful and impactful digital projects. DLINQ Interns work with mentorship from DLINQ staff and are offered continuous learning opportunities. As such, the program is aligned with Middlebury’s strategic direction focused on developing students' digital fluency and critical engagement with the digital.
Interns offer support for the Middlebury community for a variety of software and digital tools, including: the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress and website development, iMovie, Keynote, Powerpoint, and Prezi, as well as many others. In addition to offering technical support to faculty, staff, and students, Interns assist with DLINQ projects from departments across Middlebury.
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See us in the Lab
The Wilson Media Lab (Middlebury, VT) and the DLC Learning Lab (Monterey, CA) are staffed by Interns during specified hours. Interns are available to help on topics such as: media creation software, learning tools, and other digital resources available inside and outside of the lab. Drop-ins are welcome.
Interns provide consultations to other students, and occasionally to faculty, for topics on which they have expertise (e.g., media production, using software). When possible, we encourage scheduling a consultation with a DLINQ Intern to ensure that they are prepared to provide support.
Interns are an integral part of DLINQ projects, including Studio projects, in coordination with DLINQ staff. In some cases, project work is part of a DLA-funded project, in coordination with DLA staff.
Common requests in the Wilson Media Lab
Blog posts by Interns
Welcome back to MiddCreate Spotlight, a new blog series hosted by the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry. In this series, we will highlight one MiddCreate site at regular intervals on our blog from a faculty, student or member of staff at Middlebury College or Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
by Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning
Throughout this series, we have offered tips and activities to detoxify your digital life. For many of us, detoxifying includes adopting more privacy protections to feel safer (and, we hope, be safer) when we engage online. Others might focus on developing daily discernment strategies that help us pick the best tools to engage online, and to approach those tools mindfully and intentionally. Whatever our goals are, detoxes like this--and more critical and mindful behaviors going forward--can bring more balance and peace into our lives, helping us to make space for quiet, for truly private moments, for creativity, for gratitude, for joy, and more.
by Heather Stafford, DLINQ pedagogical consultant
Earlier this year while watching the news one of the anchors perfectly captured my exasperation with our current information loop. As I listened to yet another interview with someone who made vast generalizations that appeared custom-designed to pivot away from answering a question and towards an attack on someone who disagreed with them, the interviewer paused with an incredulous look on his face and asked point blank:
by Melissa Sorenson, Organizational Development advisor to DLINQ
Lately, checking my email has felt like mingling with a crowd of unpleasant and potentially dangerous acquaintances.