Tasnuba Earns Paid Internship at Metropolitan Museum of Art
By Emily Ram, Junior Writer
Media, Arts and Music Art student Tasnuba Showmi went through a rigorous process to win a paid art internship at Metropolitan Museum of Art to be able to experience the feelings of being a real professional artist.
"When I found out I got the internship, I was extremely excited!" Tasnuba stated. She had to go through a group interview and an one-on-one interview explaining what the internship meant to her. Facing contestants from other titled schools such as Bronx Science High School of Science, she was chosen out of the many seniors from around NYC that had applied for this internship.
This internship is for high school seniors who want to gain experience in a professional working environment so that they can learn for their future careers. In the internship, there are different departments of the museum you can work with. Tasnuba gets to choose from helping with special events, government affairs, fund raising at this huge and very famous museum.
By applying onto the museum's website, she had to explain why she wanted to be apart of this internship and get letters of recommendation from School Counselor Ms. Dejean and Art teacher Ms. Varoski. Being encouraged by Ms. Varoski to apply, she took the chance and is now experiencing a professional art career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tasnuba credits Ms. Varoski for all the support she has given’ her during this period of achievement. "If it weren't for Ms. Varoski, I would have never even known about this internship. She suggested I sign up for it because she thought I would be a good fit and that I present myself well. She also helped give me an amazing recommendation and even helped me fill out my application. I wish all teachers cared like Ms.Varoski does."
When Ms. Varoski got an application for a paid internship at the Metropolitian, Tasnuba seemed perfect for it. Ms. Varoski told us how she’s extremely jealous, but excited and proud at the same time.
Hillcrest High School congratulates Tasnuba on the amazing internship she has received.