Performance Learning Extended Through Internships
An Arts Technology internship will provide students with the opportunity for Performance Learning through cooperation with an external company, organization, or individual. Students will collaborate with faculty to develop academic learning goals specific to the work of the external partner, and practice arts technology skills under the supervision of industry professionals. Internships should allow students exposure to one or more digital media fields such as design, digital photography, video production, audio engineering and production, web design, animation, concert/tradeshow/theatre/church or other live event lighting, sound, projection production, social media marketing and more.
To Potential Employers
If you or your company would like to partner with the Arts Technology Department to provide an internship for our students please contact the Arts Technology Chair, Jessa Wilcoxen.
- 1 credit hour = 40 work hours.
- 2 credits of internship are required for graduation.
- Must meet Arts Technology academic eligibility requirements.
- After securing an internship, students must complete the Arts Technology Internship Contract and submit it to the Arts Technology reviewing faculty member in their concentration. This must be submitted by the final add/drop date of that term.
- After securing an internship, students must satisfy your Millikin supervising faculty's internship grading requirements.
- Preceptor and Internship Site Evaluation
- Learning Agreement Form
- Independent Directed Internship Form
- Intern Evaluation Form (completed by preceptor and sent to reviewing faculty)
Students will not be assigned to an internship site. Students may find internship opportunities on their own, or may chose to interview for positions already identified. Students are advised to register through our College Central Network/Big Blue Jobs system so they are notified via email when jobs or internships relating to their interest are added. Some internships listed below are better suited for certain concentrations. Students should discuss the internship with faculty before applying to confirm it is a good fit for their career interests. On campus internships are more available for the Visual Media concentration and the Video Production concentration. Regardless, it is HIGHLY recommended that students participate in at least one internship off campus.
Potential On Campus Internships
MEDIA ARTS CENTER ASSISTANT
MEDIA ARTS CENTER (MAC LAB) | Seeking a student to serve as an assistant with the following duties: tutor students in navigating the technical aspects of Adobe programs, understanding the Mac interface, serve as a print technician, and create design pieces for campus needs. As the print technician, the student will need to maintain an inventory list and tutor students on how to properly prepare their files for printing. Applicants should include a detailed description of their experience and comfort level with each program (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premier, Final Cut, iMovie, and Lightroom). Applicants who are not experienced in all programs will still be considered. Available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact Professor Wilcoxen to confirm that the position is open. PAID
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
TABOR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | The intern will help create content for the social media channels, assist in monitoring the social media platforms, and analyze and report on Tabor’s social media efforts. Available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact Becky Stubblefield to confirm that the position is open. PAID
WEB DESIGNER/DATA ANALYST
OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH | Design departmental web pages for campus and off-campus use; data entry; survey analysis; report generation; other tasks as assigned. Available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact the Office of Institutional Research at 217.420.6661 confirm that the position is open. WORK-STUDY PAID
WEB DESIGN AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATIONS | Assist with maintaining and updating content for multiple departments through the creation of design and capturing photos. Students should be proficient with Adobe Photoshop, familiar with Windows and Excel, and have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. A familiarity with Drupal CSS and/or Google Analytics is a plus. Contact Jodi Silotto to confirm that the position is open. PAID
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
MILLIKIN CREATES | Interns will collaborate to help brand MU as an institution that also values creativity, innovation, and technology by creating original digital media and editorial content and distributing it on social media. Multiple interns will be hired, each representing a different concentration such as Design, Photography, Audio Recording, Photography, Videography, Information Systems, Theatre Technology, Entrepreneurship and more. Available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact Professor Wilcoxen to confirm that the position is open. WORK-STUDY PAID
MILLIKIN ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT | Seeking students to work on various Athletic Department video productions including streaming broadcasts, Lindsay Field video board productions and video content for web and social media. As a videographer students will operate camera during live athletic contests and shoot interviews with coaches and athletes. Video producer\director will lead video board productions including operating Tricaster and graphics computer. Applicants should have previous video experience. Experience with Final Cut and\or iMovie is a plus. Interest in and\or knowledge of sports is a plus. Schedule would require working athletic events on nights and weekends. Videographer position is available FALL and SPRING semesters. Producer\director position is available in FALL semester only. Contact Bryan Marshall to confirm that the position is open. WORK STUDY PAID
MILLIKIN ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT | Seeking students to work with Assistant Athletic Director to Sports Information to create print publications and web graphics to promote Millikin’s athletic programs. Experience and knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign is required. Interest in and\or knowledge of sports is a plus. Work would be performed at home while providing regular updates on progress. Position is available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact Bryan Marshall to confirm that the position is open. WORK STUDY PAID
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN
MILLIKIN ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT | Seeking students to work with Assistant Athletic Director to Sports Information to create social media content and campaign to promote Millikin Athletics. Students would develop content for social media including videos, photos and graphics. Experience in digital marketing is a plus. Interest in and know of sports is a plus. Position would require attendance at Millikin athletic events including on nights and weekends. Position is available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact Bryan Marshall to confirm that the position is open. WORK STUDY PAID
OFFICE OF INCLUSION AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT | ISE aims to involve students in the development of graphic design, media technology, and brand development within the office. The ISE Media Intern will be responsible for the development and implementation of various printed marketing, electronic publication, social media platforms, and visual media to inform the campus community about ISE programming and events. Interns will also be responsible for capturing photos at key ISE events and must be able to commit at least five hours per week to the position. Contact Molly Berry to confirm that the position is open. WORK-STUDY PAID
SCHOOL OF MUSIC | Seeking one or more students to serve as EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER for the MU School of Music. Responsibilities include delivering event images electronically suitable for web and/or print media distribution. Please prepare a summary of your experience and samples of your work. Employment is project-oriented. Estimate 2-3 hrs per week–evenings & weekends. Contact Brian Justison to confirm that the position is open. PAID
SCHOOL OF MUSIC | Seeking one or more students to serve as VIDEO EDITOR for the MU School of Music. Responsibilities include working with music faculty and students to compile and edit event videos suitable for media publication and publishing to the web (YouTube). Please prepare a summary of your experience and samples of your work. Proficiency in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier (preferred) or iMovie required. Employment is project-oriented. Estimate 2-3 hrs per week. Contact Brian Justison to confirm that the position is open. PAID
NEW TECHNOLOGIES STUDIO - STUDENT STAFF
STALEY LIBRARY | Work with the Educational Technology Department at Staley Library to operate the New Technologies Studio. Responsibilities will include assisting patrons with the equipment in the studio, such as the 3D printers and CNC router (no prior experience with these technologies is required – all training will be provided), recommending the appropriate software to patrons, troubleshooting equipment, and enforcing safety policies and procedures. You may also have the opportunity to design and teach your own workshops. While we will provide training on all of the technologies in the studio, candidates should have good basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and be willing to experiment with technology. Contact Rachel Bicicchi to confirm position availability. Work-study is preferred but not required. PAID
UNIVERSITY COMMONS | Looking for a student to work with the University Commons staff to create marketing pieces for the events and promotion in and of the building. The primary form of media needed will be print and digital graphics but the student should also be prepared to capture and edit photography and video. Position is available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact Z Paul Reynolds to confirm position availability. PAID and UNPAID opportunities.
WJMU RADIO | offers an opportunity for students to work on numerous projects in a variety of visual styles. A 1-3 credit internship with the station would entail working with WJMU’s student executive board in designing a promotional campaign poster, as well as various posters and handbills providing information on individual programs hosted by students and faculty. Skills in photography and design will be applied to materials reflecting the tone and content of these varied shows, including programming covering sports, specialty music genres, campus happenings, national news, and international and multicultural focuses. This internship offers a unique opportunity to create works and build a portfolio containing many aesthetic styles, as well as promotional elements, all while serving a campus organization and performance learning tool. Position is available FALL and SPRING semesters. Contact Sam Meister to confirm position availability. PAID and UNPAID opportunities.
MUSIC/SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
MILLIKIN MEN’S BASKETBALL | The intern will be involved in the promotion of our social media accounts (Facebook, IG, Twitter, Snapchat) in order to boost our following. This can be done through a variety of ways such as Social Media Videos, Photography, Player Spotlights, Player Highlights, Clips of practices/games, as well as any other suggestions that may be effective. The intern must also be involved in our game day preparations involving music, particularly cutting/editing songs so that during 30 second and full timeouts the music will be played at the best parts of the songs. It would be ideal that the selected intern be able to attend home games. This position will run throughout the season. Interns will be PAID for the music editing portion of this position however the remainder of this position will have to be either WORK STUDY PAID or UNPAID. Digital Marketing as well as an interest in sports is a plus but not a requirement. Contact Jamal Russell to confirm position availability.