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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.

Deadline for 2015-2016 School Year

August 1, 2015

Application Process

Submit a project proposal to  Include the following information:

  • Project Title
  • Student Name(s)
  • Year in School
  • Major
  • 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.

Evaluation Criteria

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.

Student(s) 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.


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