NYU Wasserman Center Internship Grant Past Winner Spotlight!

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We have highlighted a past winner below to showcase their internship experience and the impact the grant had on their time at NYU.

Jessica Chimoff is a second year Counseling and Guidance graduate student (NYU Steinhardt ’19). She is currently interning at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts as a counseling intern. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College, completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

What is it like working at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts?

Interning at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is an incredibly enriching experience. As a counseling intern, I have the opportunity to learn from insightful counselors as well as from remarkable students. The students that I work with at LaGuardia are exceptionally talented, insightful, and creative, and being in this environment allows me to witness how students at a young age can possess such passion and dedication, which is extremely motivating.

What is the best part of winning the Internship Grant?

The best part of winning the Internship Grant is feeling that my work outside the classroom is encouraged by my university. I am grateful to know that the Wasserman Center serves as a resource for me and supports the work I do at my internship.  

What has been the most challenging or rewarding part of the internship?

The most rewarding part of my internship is being able to see the students I work with grow not only as students but as exceptionally talented individuals.  

Why shouldn’t you shy away from a non-paying internship?

Internships are an excellent way to allow students to augment their skillsets, and students should not shy away from a non-paying internship if it is in a field they are passionate about. Additionally, there are resources available to students that can assist them assuaging the costs of a non-paying internship.


Deadline for the Spring 2019 Wasserman Center Internship Grant is open to February 28th. Apply today!