This paid opportunity was created for actively enrolled MIT undergraduate students in partnership with the PKG Center’s Social Impact Internship program. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Remote work allowed. In-person work is possible if mutually agreed by student and host site.
Bennett College is a small, private, historically Black liberal arts college for women located on a sixty-acre campus in Greensboro, North Carolina. Bennett College, a United Methodist Church-affiliated college, offers bachelor’s degrees in 15+ areas of study in Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Social Sciences and Psychology and STEM. The College is on the verge of reinventing/reimagining itself for the 21st Century. We are doing so in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environment in the world and on our campus. This is a critical moment requiring a team of people who are willing to dive in and be part of something big, something challenging, something important. At this moment, we have an opportunity to reinvent and reimagine the roles of Bennett College, HBCUs and the liberal arts in the 21st Century preparation of women of color who aspire to leadership in social justice, civil rights and social mobility.
What better way to signal 21st Century reinvention and reimagination than to add interactive digital art to the campus? The role of the Digital Art Intern is to design and create a prototype interactive digital art piece/ installation that conveys a campus that is future-focused and that cares about the health and wellbeing of students, faculty and staff.
We are very excited to work with a Digital Art Intern. Reporting to the President, the Intern will play a key role in the development and execution of special projects for the College.
- Design an interactive digital art piece/ installation—it can be for inside or outside. Bonus points if the piece incorporates or is inspired by Afrofuturism
- Develop the prototype for the piece
- Host a virtual unveiling for the prototype
Preferred skills + qualifications:
- Experience with rapid prototyping
- Experience creating digital art work
- Artist sensibility
- Set ambitious and realistic plans and priorities, implement, and monitor relevant milestones, track progress
- Great attention to detail and extremely organized with a strong sense of urgency
- Self-directed, independent, and proactive work ethic; dedicated team player with a strong sense of ownership and follow-through skills
Timing + Stipend: Full-time for IAP; between 120-160 hours. As part of the Social Impact Internship program, students may be eligible for a stipend of up to $2,000.