Twelve New Mexico Highlands media arts students received paid internships this summer at several culturally significant institutions across the state.

Leif Percifield will help construct a multimedia interactive and video for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s exhibition of Ansel Adams’photography, which opens May 22.

Cabrini Martinez will help design interactive Web-based games for the Museum of the City of Las Vegas, and Adrienne Booth will help record Podcasts for the Museum of the City of Las Vegas’ Web site.

Students Kristin Quintana, Jason Valdez and Stacey Romero will assist with the Web site and multimedia projects for the Roy Frank Collection of Devotional Art at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, and Brandie Carlson will assist with the Web site’s user generated content production for KNME-TV’s “History of the Sandias” production.

Jessie Power will work in 3-D modeling for the New Mexico Office of Architectural Services in Santa Fe, and Kenny Bachicha, Veronica Black and Paul Conley will create a video and Web documentary of SITE Santa Fe’s Biennial, LuckyNumber7.

Student Luke Hoagland will be creating a brochure on public art in the New Mexico State Libraries.

“We have increasingly seen great things from our media arts students, and I’m delighted so many of our students will contribute to the cultural and intellectual fabric of New Mexico,” said Miriam Langer, chair of New Mexico Highlands’ Communication and Fine Arts Department.