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2018 SAAIP Internship - Media Specialist (ICS)

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Instructional Communications Systems

Summer Intern Position Description –

Media Specialist


Brief Summary of Duties:

The Media Specialist Intern will work under the supervision of a full-time Instructional technologist to  ensure that each of the assigned instructional events, either in the building or electronically, are successfully implemented throughout the instructional life-cycle; including pre-event design and setup, event support, and post-event production and follow-up. 


This position will acquire skills in:


  1. Essential duties of a media specialist in a Distance Education (DE) and Collegiate Conferencing (CC) facility.
  2. Using software associated with DE and CC operations, such as Event Business management System. 
  3. Learn the entire life-cycle of an educational event, including providing first-line instructional technology-support, and first-line maintenance of instructional equipment.


Required Knowledge/Skills:


  1. Experience or aptitude in operating and monitoring audio, video, and web-based conference collaboration systems.
  2. Experience in media production involving cameras, switchers, and other classroom related technology.
  3. Be a strong customer advocate with exemplary customer service and personal interaction skills


Preferred Knowledge/Skills:


  1. Able to multi-tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  2. This position requires evening and weekend hours.
  3. Analytical mind, able to troubleshoot, and provide technical solutions.
  4. Knowledge of helpdesks and experience in incident reports and resolution process.
  5. Currently Studying Instructional Technology, Media Studies, or related fields


Eligibility: To be eligible for the Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (SAAIP), you must be:

  • A full-time Wisconsin student or out of state student enrolled in a college/university, or vocational technical program in the state of Wisconsin, AND
  • A current student who will be a junior in the fall following the internship, or has completed at least one year of a 2 year technical college program.

Work will be performed 20-30 hours per week for 12 weeks, in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. (on Madison Metro bus lines). Pay is $10 per hour.


To apply, send resume and a personal essay outlining your interest in and suitability for this internship to: Alex Behnke, 821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706 or alex.behnke@wpr.org.  For best consideration, please submit your materials by March 2, 2018.