The Media Academy will provide Madison teens the opportunity to work with music and film industry professionals on the development and publishing of a mixtape for social justice. This 8-week summer academy will aim to produce a full compilation mix tape, package design, a music video, a marketing plan, and a live performance by pairing teens with adult mentors to work on group-oriented and self-guided digital learning projects of interest to them.
The Media Academy internship opportunity was provided by the Public Library Association's Inclusive Internship Initiative (III). The overarching goal of iii! is to introduce students from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship. Through a summer-long mentored learning project, library mentors and interns will engage with multiple facets of library life, from administration to programming to user services. Interns will have opportunities to connect with one another, and learn from mentors across the country.