IPSE Digital Media Internship Program

IPSE Digital Media Internship Program

About the Program:

Claritas Creative’s digital communications team is looking to fill one internship position for the Fall 2022 semester. Students with an interest in pursuing a career in media, including marketing, public relations, photography, videography, graphic design, publishing, or other digital media focus are encouraged to apply.

This IPSE Digital Media Internship Program is designed to provide opportunities for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) to explore their interests and gain experience in the diverse media field. This inclusive program has a focus on training and skills development with the aim of providing a meaningful and successful internship experience. The selected applicant will work with a diverse team of communications professionals with and without IDD on projects that support the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD).

This internship consists of a flexible schedule of 3 hours of independent course work and 1 hour of live virtual training per week for approximately eight weeks. Upon successful completion of the internship program, the intern will receive a stipend of $900.

Position Title: Digital Media Intern


  • Currently enrolled in Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) in Georgia
  • Expressed interest in entering the field of digital media upon completion of IPSE

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop work plan with supervisor based on student’s interest area
  • Assist in creation of publications, including digital magazines, web content, or related area
  • Complete reflection assignment at conclusion of internship


  • Access to computer with internet
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word
  • Experience using Zoom

 IPSE Programs:

Candidate must be enrolled in one of the following IPSEs:

  • Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth, Kennesaw State University
  • Excel, Georgia Tech
  • Destination Dawgs, University of Georgia
  • EAGLE Academy, Georgia Southern University
  • IDEAL, Georgia State University
  • CHOICE, East Georgia State College
  • GOALS, Columbus State University
  • LEAP, Albany Technical College
  • THRIVE, Georgia State College & University

Internship Timeline:

Applications: August 8-September 5, 2022
Submissions Due: September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Internship Selection Announced: September 9, 2022
Internship Program: September 12-December 2, 2022
Internship Reflections: December 5-9, 2022

Application Process:

  • Submit application and resume using the online application form
    • Note: We suggest writing the response to the essay in a separate program and copying it into the online form.
  • Contact Hilary Vece at or call (571) 775-3460 with any questions about this internship program or application, including inquiries related to accommodation needs

About the Application:

  • All application materials are submitted through the online form
    • Note: The online form cannot be saved. We recommend gathering all application materials before starting the online form.
  • Applicants are required to attach a resume to the online form as a Word Document or PDF file
  • Applicants must write a short essay answering the question below on what digital media focus they are interested in pursing. Digital media includes media, marketing, public relations, communications, writing, photography, videography, graphic design, publishing, or related areas. We suggest writing the response to the essay in a separate program and copying it into the online form. Please keep your response to 200 words or less.
    • Essay Question: What digital media focus are you interested in pursuing and why?
  • Applicants may attach up to two letters of recommendation to the online form as a Word Document or PDF file. Letters of recommendation are optional and not required.
  • Applicants may include contact information for up to two references. References are optional and not required.
    • Note: You will not be penalized if you do not include letters of recommendation or references.

About Claritas Creative:

Claritas Creative is a visual-centric communications agency specializing in health and disability work. Claritas Creative is headquartered just outside of Washington, DC, and executes work across the state of Georgia and nationally. Claritas Creative is an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business and is run by a parent and sibling advocate.

Claritas Creative is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

The Inclusive Media Internship Program is executed by Claritas Creative, who received grant 22PR1: Manage GCDD’s Communications Platforms from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001GASCDD-03, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.