Collat Media Internship Program
Student Proposal Application Requirements
Who Can Submit Student Project Proposals?
Undergraduate women attending Tulane University as full-time students, including those enrolled in 4+1 programs, and who plan to be full-time to Tulane University for the duration of the internship.
April 7, 2013: Summer semester project
July 15, 2013: Fall semester project*
* Projects may include an optional extension into the Spring semester, provided the logged time involved does not exceed 250 hours.
Submit a project proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the following information:
- Project Title
- Student Name
- Year in School
- Email address
- Mentor name(s)
- Project Description, including the motivation for the project.
- Methods, technology, and/or new media applications to be used.
- List of any courses taken relevant to this project.
- A description of the student activities and responsibilities on the project.
- Include how the student will use the required lab hours to further the project.
- A description of the mentor’s activities and responsibilities on the project.
- Any other information pertinent to the proposal.
- Student’s resume, including information about any skills, past experience or interests relating to the project.
The project proposal must meet the following criteria:
- Include a gender and/or public service area of focus and be in line with the goals of the Collat Media Lab to increase participation of women in technology and new media.
- The project must be reasonable and realistic in the given time frame, based upon the students' prior education and experience.
- The project must include a component that will be completed in the Collat Media Lab during a minimum of 10 regular weekly lab hours.
- Enable student empowerment, leadership development, confidence-building, and skill-building in new media and digital applications.
- Be complete and well written.
Students must meet the following criteria:
- Must be actively involved in writing the proposal, with guidance and support of the sponsoring mentor(s).
- Should have good potential for doing independent work.
- Be willing and able to keep a minimum of 10 regular weekly lab hours in the Collat Media Lab while working on their project. These can be during week days, evenings and/or weekends.
Lab responsibilities include:
- Checking out equipment to other lab users.
- Ensuring that the lab is kept clean and secure.
- Minor tech support.
- Locking up the computer lab and/or building at night.
- If the student has been a Collat Intern in the past, performance on the earlier project will be considered.
Project mentor(s) must meet the following criteria:
- Must plan to be a Newcomb Fellow or Newcomb College Institute staff member during the length of the project.
- Should have the background necessary to oversee the research and there should be an appropriate strategy for keeping the students on track.
- Must have enough time to devote to the project so that regular meetings can take place between the student and the mentor.