Internships & Jobs
Internships and jobs are crucial to all college students, helping them gain the experience needed to build their dream careers. Muse Scholars enjoy special campus advising services, including access to internship sessions designed for Hunter's high-achieving honors cohorts.
Muse Scholars have held some of the most sought-after internships and entry-level jobs in New York, working for museums, theatres, media outlets, dance schools, and even city government. Please read below to learn about the diverse organizations that have welcomed Muse Scholars into their internship programs.
Gaspare Caruso (Class of '16) graduated from the Muse Scholar program with a BA in Sociology and will be attending Hunter's School of Social Work in the Fall. He served as an arts administrative intern for the New York Academy of Art in Tribeca where he worked with professional artists to organize an online library system and to organize events, including art auctions.
Caruso also volunteered with Smack Mellon, a non-profit art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon suffered significant damage to its facilities during Hurricane Sandy, and Caruso assisted in the organization's Sandy Relief Kentucky Derby art auction as well as a Summer Solstice event.
Leah Drayton (Class of '18) is currently serving as a Marketing Intern at CB11, the East Harlem (district 11) Community Board. The Community Board is the official municipal body whose primary mission is to advise elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting the social welfare of the district.
The Economic Development, Culture & Tourism Committee of CB11 works to strengthen and maintain East Harlem’s cultural assets through promoting collaborations with artists, institutions, community planning and development initiatives, and advocating for the participation of East Harlem artists and cultural programs.
Nelly Gordpour (Class of '16) served as an intern at the International Center of Photography (ICP), the world's leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography. She began her internship with ICP during the Summer of 2014, working as a Teaching Assistant for a darkroom photography class and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Community Programs Department.
In addition to her work at the ICP, Nelly has interned at the Magnum Foundation, an organization that champions documentary photography as an agent of positive social change. She has also volunteered as a docent at the Museum of Tolerance and has been a head photographer at Ziba Film in Long Island, where she has photographed events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs and birthday parties.
Julia Jong (Class of '16) has served as a museum intern at the Asia Society, supervised by the Head of Museum Education Programs.
"Through this internship, I got an inside look into how a museum and its corresponding cultural and educational programs are run," said Jong.
Jong has also worked as a teaching assistant for the College Now Summer Art Program at York College. The six-week class is designed to give high school students exposure to color theory and sculpture through the study of relevant art history and various studio projects.
"When I was in the College Now art program two years ago, it was one of the major experiences that steered me towards a career in the arts. It was exciting to be given a chance to do the same for other students," said Jong.
Joy Scanlon (Class of '15) has worked as a casting intern at fine-art photography house Ryan McGinley Studios, gaining experience working with the photographer as well as scouting for "interesting faces," or young people without professional modeling experience who fit the photographer's aesthetic.
Scanlon has also interned at Algus Greenspon, an art gallery in the West Village that represents contemporary and "outsider" artists.
Erica Galluscio (Class of '19) is currently working at Agora Gallery in Chelsea. After Erica completed her internship at Agora Gallery, she was offered a part time position as a social media coordinator and blogger. Starting in 2017, Erica will be interning as a social media coordinator at Girls Write Now, a feminist organization that pairs up underserved girls with writing mentors.
Previously, Erica interned at Parragon Publishing, focusing on product presentation design and editing. During the fall semester of 2016, Erica worked as a transcriber for Professor Matthew Knip on the Philip C. Van Buskirk Archive project at CUNY Graduate Center.
Since 2015, Erica has been working at Bluestockings, a bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center. Erica became social media manager at Bluestockings in June 2016. For an entire year, beginning in January 2016, Erica wrote weekly for the Odyssey Online at Hunter College, covering a wide range of social, political, and academic topics.
Sara Tabio (Class of '19) will be a dramaturgy and research apprentice at TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), a company of theatre artists that "reveals, reclaims, and reimagines" great plays of literary merit, during the Spring of 2017. TACT is a resident company of NYC’s famed Theatre Row and produces their Mainstage, Off-Broadway productions there in the Beckett Theatre.
Devan Davis (Class of '20) is currently a Community Outreach Intern at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater where he helps spread awarenesss about the company as well as current and upcoming shows, traveling to various locations throughout NYC to promote these productions. He also helps gather content for Rattlestick to post on their social media accounts.
Aissatou Bah (Class of '20) is currently a Social Media Intern at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater where she creates monthly media calendars with post ideas for their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. She also works with the marketing team on projects such as designing posters for upcoming performances.
Samantha Dubin (Class of '17) has served as an apprentice at TACT (The Actors Company Theatre). She has also served as a Patron Services Representative for the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), working in the non-profit group's TKTS discount ticketing services.
Maureen Murray (Class of '17) interned at Caparelliotis Casting, a casting office that works on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater productions. Recent Broadway productions that Caparelliotis Casting has worked on include Blackbird, An Act of God, Fish in the Dark, Disgraced, and It's Only a Play.
Murray previously served as an apprentice at TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), an off Broadway theatre company. There, she assists in various aspects of theatre administration and production as well as house manages for some performances.
Kiana Carrington (Class of '17) has just returned from studying abroad in Amsterdam and is currently on the programming committee of the Lincoln Center Student Advisory Council, where she collaborates with staff and other students to develop student-oriented events at the performing arts venue. She is also the assistant manager at Hunter College's Student Resource Center.
Kiana previously served as artlife coordinator at the Museum of Arts and Design and as a company management intern at Wicked: the Musical. She described her experience interning at Wicked: the Musical as eye-opening to the world of theatre. Through the position, which was organized through the Broadway League, which provides year-round internships for high school and undergraduate students, she also worked on a benefit concert and assisted producers during rehearsals.
Serafina Tiranno-Cimisi (Class of '17) is interning at Caparellotis Casting, which casts Broadway and off Broadway as well as TV and film. She has also served as an apprentice at TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), an off Broadway theatre company. She assisted in various aspects of theatre administration and production as well as house manages for some performances.
Film & Media
In the Summer of 2016, Isabel interned at Storyville Entertainment, a production company that creates content for television, film, branded and multimedia outlets. While interning at Storyville Entertainment, Isabel worked on an MTV International TV Show and assisted in creating a viral video.
Isabel also worked as a production assistant for Columbia University's New Plays Festival and interned at The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), a resident company of NYC’s famed Theatre Row and produces their Mainstage, Off-Broadway productions there in the Beckett Theatre.
Ilana Krugolets (Class of '17) recently interned at Limebeat, an award-winning music strategy consultancy and sound production company in New York City, where she worked on design and editing projects. Previously, Ilana interned at The Wooster Group, a company of artists who make theater, dance, and media productions that tour nationally and internationally. Ilana received a summer fellowship from the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) for a paid summer internship. The program awards funds to female CUNY students. As part of the position, she created a video to promote their summer program.
Ilana also interned at the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, where she edited a variety of TV shows on NYCtv.
Nailya Khalizova (Class of '19) is an undergraduate researcher in Ortiz Lab at Hunter College. Ortiz lab is trying to better current immunotherapy trials by coupling therapeutic genes with regulatory elements. Nailya's project entails building a plasmid with a therapeutic gene and a regulatory element, Locus Control Region (LCR), for delivery into T-cells.
Nailya was awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship funded by the Provost Office's Undergraduate Research Initiative for her studies in the Ortiz Lab. She volunteered in Powell Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the summer of 2016. There, she was involved in a project that studies homologous recombination (HR) in cancer cells.
Ariele Block (Class of '17), a neuroscience major, is a Summer Lab Intern at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The project Block is working on focuses on spliceosomal gene mutations. Block has been previously involved with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Lab Extern, Pathology Intern, and has held an Observership there with an Oncologist specializing in hematology.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. It is currently one of 45 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with cutting-edge research and science flourishing alongside clinical studies and treatment.
Krisha Mehta (Class of '17) is currently interning at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Previously, she volunteered at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian at Columbia University Medical Center and at Weill Cornell Medical Center's Heart to Heart program.
In the Child Life Program at the Children's Hospital, Mehta has engaged ill children in therapeutic play and activities to promote growth and development. At Weill Cornell, she has assisted in a free treatment and consultation program by recording the blood pressure, height, and weight of patients as well as conducting surveys for research studies.