DLINQ Intern

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Summer DLINQ Intern


Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry


Level B (Skilled)

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General description of the position and department

The mission of the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) is to explore and create digital practices and spaces that advance the transformative potential of education in students’ lives, and to advance digital fluency and critical engagement with the digital at Middlebury.

Student interns play a key role in the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry’s (DLINQ) student engagement program which centers student learning that, as an extension of the mission and reach of our office, applies equally to and serves to unify and connect students across Middlebury programs. DLINQ interns actively engage with DLINQ staff, project partners, and one another as peer mentors in ways that engage their curiosity, advance and prioritize their learning, and foster their sense of cross-institutional community.

Under supervision of an assigned DLINQ staff member, DLINQ interns will work to support the academic work of faculty and students, on-going strategic instructional design projects, departmental logistics and communications related to support of programs, as well as on-going digital fluency projects sponsored by DLINQ studios.

Interns work autonomously and in collaboration to assist community members with digital technologies, tools, environments and practices. At the start of employment, interns work through an on-boarding training program that explores digital fluency and critical engagement with the digital. Over the course of their employment, interns are also expected to deepen their knowledge of digital tools.

Responsibilities and duties

Under supervision of an assigned DLINQ staff member, intern responsibilities and duties include:

  • Participating in individual and group inquiries on topics of digital fluency.
  • Supporting or co-leading one and one or small group learning sessions on topics relevant to DLINQ’s areas of focus.

Digital Fluency Teaching Assistance

  • Facilitating peer-to-peer consultations with other students, faculty, and staff.
  • Partnering with faculty and staff to develop digital fluency activities for courses.

DLINQ Project Work
  • Writing and updating website posts, calendar events, as well as documentation for common digital tools, environments and practices.
  • Contributing to the development, progress, and success of DLINQ sponsored as well as community partner projects and initiatives. Projects are assigned by DLINQ supervisors based on interns’ experience, skills, interest, or professional/academic development goals.

Knowledge, abilities, skills and prior experience

Interns will bring a unique set of skills to the team and have opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills. Successful interns will be self-motivated and creative problem solvers, curious about digital practices and tools while continuing on their own learning curve, and work well in a remote working supervisory setting. Though DLINQ Interns may not possess all of these skills and areas of expertise, they may be asked to develop and deepen the following:

  • strong verbal and written communication skills including writing for the web
  • excellent customer service and the ability to communicate clearly and patiently about complex technical issues
  • ability to effectively coordinate and collaborate in geographically-dispersed and team-based environments
  • ability to think creatively and critically about digital tools, practices, and environments
  • taking initiative to investigate problems and work through viable solutions autonomously
  • troubleshooting or researching solutions to technical issues
  • adopting a partnering mindset with faculty, staff, and other students to move projects forward
  • learning new technologies and developing new skills independently that benefit personal growth or the intern team
  • familiarity with multimedia production tools and processes including video and audio editing and digital storytelling
  • familiarity with website development
  • familiarity with Canvas, Panopto, Wordpress, MiddCreate tools, and Domain of One’s Own movement
  • familiarity with visual presentation practices and various graphic design tools, for example the Adobe creative suite
  • experience with digital collaboration tools like Google docs and communicating with tools like Zoom web conferencing and Slack

Typical Schedule demands

Regular attendance at mandatory meetings is expected as is contribution and follow-up to tasks and topics discussed at the meeting. Interns will often be called upon to complete professional presentations of services and tools.

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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time