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Muses take on new internships during Summer 2014

The Muse Scholars had a productive summer at internships in New York and beyond, gaining experience working in museums, universities, hospitals and elsewhere. Read below to learn what three Muse Scholars accomplished from June through August.

Ezra Benus (Class of '16) spent the summer at Brandeis University's BIMA Internship in Jewish Arts Education. The internship is for a select group of university students who are interested in learning and practicing arts education in a Jewish context. The interns work with the arts faculty in the BIMA arts majors, live with the BIMA participants in the residence halls, and engage in professional development as a group and individually.



Nelly Gordpour (Class of '16) worked as the Teen Academy Intern with the International Center of Photography (ICP). Her duties included outreach, program implementation, assessment, archiving and database maintenance. She also worked as an ICP teaching assistant for a black-and-white darkroom photography class, where she provided one-on-one assistance to students and otherwise supported the instructor.

When she wasn't at the ICP, Gordpour was on campus helping to launch the Photographers Collective of Hunter College, for which she serves as Secretary. The club will launch this fall by offering photography workshops, hosting a gallery show and publishing student images.


Sandra Talbot (Class of '16) spent the summer shadowing medical residents and attending Diagnostic Radiology conferences for the Health Career Opportunities Program at NYU Rusk Institute.

An aspiring doctor, Talbot also volunteered this summer in the emergency department of the Rutgers NJMS University Hospital in New Jersey.