People: Interns


This is Joules! One of the Canadian interns at the Sanctuary for the 2019 summer. Currently finishing up her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, Joules was attracted to the sanctuary for the myriad of mediums available! Her past work …


Diani Drake is a perspective film major with a music minor at Brooklyn College. She is 21 and a current summer intern at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, with a primary focus on video and radio engineering. With this program, …


Mikaela is a BFA student completing a specialization in Art Education with a minor in English Literature at Concordia University. For the past four years, she has been very involved in student union politics and activism on issues, such as …


Petra is an undergraduate student at Concordia University in the Art History/Studio Arts split major. Their visual practise and research interests include critical examinations of the archive, “North American” pop-culture, and experiences of gender. They are very excited to contribute …


Megan is a third year undergraduate student at Siena College, majoring in English with a minor in Writing and Communication as well as a Certificate in Community Development. At Sanctuary, Megan will be working on radio production for WOOC 105.3 …


My name is Cassidy McCabe (pronouns: she/her and they/them), and I was a Spring Intern at the Sanctuary of Independent Media from the University at Albany. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Now …


Morgan is the social media producer intern here at the Sanctuary. She is a final semester Senior at University at Albany studying Communications with a minor in Business. She comes from Queens, New York and is excited to pursue a …


Maya is an undergraduate student at RPI, in the Sustainability Studies program with a focus on Ecology. During the Summer of 2018, Maya volunteered with the Uptown Summer program, where she gave workshops about Grassroots Science, and helped the youth …


Lydia Robb is the 2018 Uptown Summer Urban Ecology and Social Media Intern. Lydia is currently pursuing a BFA in Studio Art at Concordia University. She brings to the internship a background in environmental activism, gardening, and community arts organizing. …


Catie Rafferty is a photography and video intern at The Sanctuary for Summer 2018. She will be documenting the 2018 Uptown Summer youth employment program.

Catie is working on her BFA in Photojournalism at Rochester Institute of Technology. …


Chris Johnstone is one of Uptown Summer 2018’s video interns. Chris studies Photography and First People’s Studies at Concordia University. He makes video art that incorporates history, satire, and non-linear forms. Chris is excited to research the history of the …


Durasia, an RPI mathematics student, is the Uptown Summer 2018 Data Justice Intern. She first discovered the Sanctuary on a class visit in Spring of 2018. Durasia has been involved in volunteering with her own community since high school and …


Cristina is an intern at the Sanctuary for Uptown Summer and Fall 2018. She is working on social media, radio, and video. She is currently going into her junior year at SUNY Albany, working toward a BA in Journalism and …


Traevon Vautrin is the Sanctuary’s youngest intern. Traevon has been volunteering since he was 8 years old. As of 2018, he is 11 years old and attends Knickerbacker Middle School in Lansingburgh, NY. Through his experience at the Sanctuary, Traevon …


Giselle is an intern for The Sanctuary for the Spring of 2018. She is a double major and her focuses are English and Theatre. She is currently wrapping up her last semester at Russell Sage College here in Troy. At …


Sofia Villela joined the Sanctuary as a social media intern for the fall 2017 season. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a minor in Global Studies. As an undergraduate, …


Kristen is an intern at The Sanctuary For Independent Media. She is currently a graduate student in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at SUNY Albany. She has a B.A. from SUNY Oswego where she studied Cinema Studies and …


Cody Updike is an intern at The Sanctuary for the Spring of 2018. He attends SUNY Albany, majoring in Communications with a focus on digital and social media marketing. He minors in Journalism. At The Sanctuary, he works advancing social …


Edison Su(Shengjie Su) is a intern in The Sanctuary.  He is a SUNY-ALBANY student studying Communication and Documentary study.  He is a documentary filmmaker, advertising man, phtographer.  He wants to make the world a better place.  For example, He wants …


Jessica Onion is a student from RPI, majoring in Sustainability Studies. She started interning with the Sanctuary in the fall of 2016, and will continue until June of 2017. Some of her academic/community interests include food sovereignty and community resilience. …

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