The Studio 701 digital media internship is a program in the Poway Unified School District that provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop experience in the field of videography and photography. As interns, students are able to gain hands-on experience with top-of-the-line equipment and work with industry professionals to create content that it presented to the PUSD community. Every month, the interns are tasked with creating a high quality video and photo essay, highlighting several programs and events in PUSD schools. So far this year, they have highlighted the AVID program at Black Mountain Middle School, Park Village Elementary's visit to JA Biztown, the farmer's market and garden at Abraxas High School, and many more.
Every year, advanced digital media students from high school all around PUSD are selected to participate in this program. Many of these students have completed the digital media pathway at their school and are looking for an opportunity to continue growing their knowledge, which may continue on into their college or career.
This program was created as a collaboration between the Communications Department and the Career Technical Education Department of the Poway Unified School District. Christine Paik, the Director of Communications for the district, and Ross Kallen, the teacher on record, lead the interns in creating professional quality content every month .
The interns meet every week at Rancho Bernardo High School in Studio 701, hence the name. They work hard to design each piece from start to finish. This may include prepping equipment, writing scripts, editing content, and everything in between.