Come join our TEAM! (applications for Spring 2020 being accepted now. Deadline: November 11th, 2019)

DASH Lab interns are an important part of our campus community. Interns develop &  give trainings on various digital software and tools. They work with DASH Board members on digital scholarship and creative projects. And they staff the DASH Lab during our open office hours, providing assistance to student, faculty & staff on their academic and creative digital projects.

You can earn between 3-6 Internship credits!

Read the SUNY New Paltz College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Newsletter article featuring our DASH Lab interns!

Questions? email

To apply for an internship at the DASH Lab, please email us a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship. Let us know about your relevant strengths (what you have to offer) as well as what you hope to get out of the experience. In addition, please send us your  current resume. In addition, we ask for a brief letter of reference to support your application. It can be from a faculty member, prior employer, a university club mentor, or advisor. Please provide them with the URL for this webpage so that they can become familiar with our program, if they aren’t already. And ask them to send us a letter commenting on your strengths and suitability for a DASH Lab internship position.

All materials can be sent to: (Subject line: YOUR NAME Internship Application, Spring2020)
Recommendations subject line: YOUR NAME recommendation

DASH Lab Intern Alumni

2018-2019 Interns

Dylan Hirsh, 2019 (Digital Media Production: Journalism, Digital Design & Fabrication minors)

Dylan Hirsh majored in Digital Media Production, Journalism, and Digital Design and Fabrication. Dylan has made movies since he was a child and dreams of becoming a director. Dylan has worked on many student films in a variety of positions, but is most interested in lighting, cinematography, and directing. Dylan joined the DASH Lab to sharpen his technical skills and learn how to educate others.

Lauren Jinete, 2019 (Digital Media Production, WGSS minor)

Lauren Jinete majored in Digital Media Production with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Lauren finds her passion in storytelling through digital mediums, and hopes to encourage others to be creative. She joined the DASH Lab to develop her areas of interest and work with peers.

Catherine Keefe-Harris (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & International Relations)

Cat Keefe – Harris is a Senior double major in International Relations and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at SUNY New Paltz. Cat became interested in audio projects when they began DJing at WFNP 88.7 their freshman year, and has thus gone on to create multiple podcasting related projects for their Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies courses. After serving as a Student Activities Manager in the Student Union, Cat gained an understanding of how to document real life events with technology and provided technical support for on campus conferences, performances, and speeches.

Leith Kusmider, 2018 (Geography & International Relations)

Leith Kusmider graduated in December 2018.  He double majored in International Relations and Geography with a concentration on urban planning. He enjoys walking places, making ridiculous pictures on photoshop and exploring the world via google earth. Leith led numerous trainings on StoryMaps ESRI), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Audacity.

Eveline Levin, 2019 (Digital Media Production)

Eveline Levin is a senior studying Digital Media Production & Journalism at SUNY New Paltz. Raised in Kiev, the cultural heart of  Ukraine, Eveline independently moved to the United States at the age of 17. She’s interested in creating content through multimedia storytelling that uses text, video and photo to present a narrative in the most compelling way. After earning her degree, she plans to bring her storytelling skills to her native country and inspire social change. 

Shu Yan Li, 2019 (Digital Media Production, Music minor)

Shuyan Li majored Digital Media Production and minoring Music at SUNY New Paltz. She has worked as Director of Photography and Director for most of the films she worked on. She joined DASH Lab to solidify her foundation as a filmmaker and assist others in becoming better visual storytellers.

Dynahlee Padilla, 2019 (Journalism, Spanish minor)

Dynahlee majored in Journalism with a Spanish minor. She works as a Student Activities Manager (SAM) for the Student Union and is a News Reporter for WNPC-TV, the SUNY New Paltz campus new station. She loves crafting questions, interviewing people, making conversation and sharing stories. Dynahlee joined the DASH Lab to hone her storytelling skills as a video editor, and to help others execute their visions for storytelling, too!

Cafari Reid, 2019 (Journalism: Creative Writing, Black Studies minors)

Caroline Rowley (Undergraduate, Digital Media Production & Public Relations)

Caroline Rowley is a double major in Digital Media Production and Public Relations. She has interned with Woodstock Film Festival as a PR Coordinator and made Marist College’s MCCTA promotional video for “Anything Goes”. Her passion for filmmaking started in high school when she took her first Advanced Broadcasting course, and attending SUNY New Paltz has strengthened her specific love for editing. Caroline joined the DASH Lab to broaden her knowledge in technology and complex softwares while educating her peers as well.

Meg Tohill, 2019 (Journalism)

Meg Tohill is majoring in Journalism. She is experienced in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Her passions include reading, writing, and pretty much anything that has to do with the english word.

2017-2018 Interns

Amanda Simmonds, 2018 (Geography)

Amanda Simmonds majored  in Environmental Geography. Her skills include working with Google Maps, SketchUp, and ArcGIS. Most of her time is spent in the GIS lab (Science Building) or the DASH Lab (STL); however, when she is not there you can find her reading and studying at local coffee shops or hiking.

Amy Mackin, 2018 (Digital Media & Journalism)

Amy Mackin majored in digital media production with an interest in pursuing library sciences in graduate school. She is experienced in using Adobe Premiere, Audacity, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Avid. She has a basic (self-taught) proficiency in photoshop and graphic design. She is a firm believer in the attitude of “I don’t know that yet“.

Kayla Gleeson, 2017 (Digital Media & Journalism)

Kayla Gleeson majored in digital media and journalism with an interest in video production and animation. She continued her work in the field after graduation through a local production company, Flicker Filmworks in New Paltz.

Andrea Guilbo, 2018 (Visual Arts, minor in Fabrication)

Andrea Guilbo majored in Visual Arts and minoring in Computer Fabrication (3D Modeling).  She is experienced in Photoshop, Illustrator, and a little in coding software like Brackets and in 3D modeling like Rhino.  When she’s not reading a good mystery book, Andrea can be found working on her own art pieces using some of these programs.

Erin Johnson, 2018 (Digital Media & Journalism)

Erin Johnson majored in Digital Media Management who hopes to pursue entertainment management after graduation. She has a basic level of experience with Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, and Avid. Erin is a quick learner and is always open to learning new skills. When she’s not doing schoolwork, you can find her listening to her favorite music or binge watching one of her favorite shows.

Hannah Phillips, 2018 (Graduate Student and HASTAC Scholar, English)

Hannah Phillips is an English MA student at SUNY New Paltz. She works as a Composition Teaching Assistant and is a 2017-2019 HASTAC Scholar, two pedagogical roles which she hopes to merge together during her time at the DASH Lab. When she is not reading, Hannah can be found grading papers, looking at 19th-century houses, or speed learning something new.

Meagen Stone, 2018 (Geography)

Meagen Stone majored in Geography with a concentration in Urban Planning. Her research focuses on how the spatial arrangements of and within cities affect communities and social behavior, and vice versa. Her skills include work with Adobe Photoshop and digital mapping software (ArcGIS, Google Maps, Mapbox, StorymapsJS, and QGIS).