Each semester, paid professional internships are available to students enrolled in the Media Arts and Technology Program at New Mexico Highlands University.

Institutions hosting past interns include: the Bradbury Science Museum at Los Alamos National Laboratory, City of Las Vegas Museum, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, National Hispanic Cultural Center, New Mexico Arts, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Office of Archaeological Studies, Office of the State Historian, Palace Press, Santa Fe Institute, and SITE Santa Fe.

If you’re a current student and would like to learn more about our internship program, please contact Lauren Addario.


I worked on a 17th century 3-D Palace of the Governors. I photographed several adobe buildings and built a small texture library. I planned a floor plan based on given research and information. From there I built the building from the ground up including features such as beams of doors and windows, latillas and vigas. If I had more time, I could have added more details to the building, such as nicer fireplaces or rug to the floors. I think I improved on my technical 3-D skills and advanced my knowledge in Sketch-Up, the program I used to build the Palace. I also learned that not all research is done in a library. Research can be done just by looking and exploring places and talking with knowledgeable people.  – Jessica Lin Power, graduate student