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.
LINQ UP WITH AN INTERN
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
This summer, I experienced the Digital Pedagogy Lab for the first time; I got to participate in the Inclusive Design track led by Kevin Gannon and was fascinated by speakers Ruha Benjamin and Robin DeRosa. At DPL, I often found my train of thought and curiosity about the critical digital world expanding into interdisciplinary realms and all its possibilities.
The beginning of the Fall semester has flown by - perhaps, like me, you're wondering, how is it already October 9th? Here in Vermont, Fall isn’t just knocking on the door, it has let itself into the house and is snuggled up with one of the cats under my favorite blanket and is sipping hot cocoa while I shiver. But as a lifelong student and longtime academic, I love Fall and the sense of opportunity for new beginnings that comes with the season.
We are excited to announce the addition of two instructional designers to the DLINQ team! Based at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies campus in Monterey, Dr. Jeni Henrickson and Luke Phelan will join Vermont-based Instructional Designers Dr. Sonja Burrows and Heather Stafford, and Daniel Houghton, Animation Studio Producer, in the Digital Pedagogy and Media group. Led by Dr. Sarah Lohnes Watulak, the Digital Pedagogy and Media group works with faculty and students across the institution to explore how digital technology can support transformative learning in face to face, hybrid, and online learning environments.