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 and partnerships with artists, institutions, and community planning and development initiatives, as well as 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.
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) is interning 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) recently interned with the company managers at Wicked: The Musical. She describes her experience 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.
Kiana 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.
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
Ilana Krugolets (Class of '17) is currently interning at Limebeat, an award-winning music strategy consultancy and sound production company in New York City, where she works on design and editing projects. Previously, Ilana recieved 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: https://vimeo.com/137447070.
Ilana also interned at the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, where she edited a variety of TV shows on NYCtv.
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.