Mission Statement

 

Our mission is to provide the highest quality experiential learning programs in a global environment. With our 51 years’ experience and exceptional customer care, we prepare our students for a successful transition into college.

What is Discovery Internships

Discovery Internships is dedicated to helping students stand out and take control of their futures. Our customized internship programs provide life changing experiences for students at a pivotal time in their life. Whether you are a high school student looking to gain clarity on college choices or fields of potential study or just looking for a meaningful summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, you’ve come to the right place. 

What We Do

Discovery Internships is focused on helping our students explore their future. Finding a professional internship as a high school student can be extremely difficult. Arranging housing in a big city is equally daunting. Very few options exist for high school students, and even fewer provide any semblance of safety, supervision, or structure. The Discovery Internships program is an all-inclusive summer internship experience. In addition to access to hands-on, career-focused learning opportunities, students live in, and explore an exciting city. We provide meals, activities, and a social network of like-minded students, many of which will surely become life-long friends. Our staff takes care of all the details and creates a supportive environment where students can learn and grow. Our Career Accelerator Series, offered by NYU and Discovery Internships at all locations, ensures that our students excel in their internship and beyond. Most importantly, our students have a fantastic time both professionally and socially. In fact, the majority of students refer to their experience as “the best summer of their life.”

Customer Care

Delivering exceptional customer care

We know that you expect a certain level of service in all aspects of your life.  We are committed to providing the highest level of personal attention and individual support for every student and family, from your first call to our office to the time your son or daughter arrives home safely at the end of the program.

Customer care means communication

While our primary mission at Musiker Discovery Programs is to create the best environment for students to learn, grow, and have fun on our summer programs, we also recognize that communication with our families is crucial. We pledge to provide professional customer service that is helpful, quick to address your questions and concerns, and responsive to your needs.

We know that you have options

We take the safety, care, and education of our students very seriously. As we prepare for our 51st summer on campus, our family owned and operated company continues to grow and thrive because of our commitment to customer care. To be successful, exceptional customer care must be more than something we talk about, we have to demonstrate it every day.

The Discovery Internships Team

  • Bob Musiker

    Executive Director

    A founder of Discovery Internships and Summer Discovery, Bob earned his BA in Political Science at Colgate University, studied communications at UCLA, debating & literature at Cambridge and music at the University of Madras, India.

  • Jimmy Musiker

    Executive Director

    A founder of Discovery Internships and Summer Discovery, he has traveled and studied all over the world, including Asia, India, & Cambridge University in England. Jim earned his BA in Political Science from Hobart College.

  • Mary Floratos

    Director of Operations

    Mary earned her BFA in Computer Graphic Design and her Master's in Interactive Multimedia Arts from Long Island University. She has been affiliated with Musiker Discovery Programs for over 10 years.

  • Adriane Thorpe

    Director of Recruiting and Enrollment

    Adriane received her BS in Finance (with minors in Economics and Spanish) at the University of Delaware. She has provided experiential travel opportunities for students for 10 years.

  • Liz Clifford

    Director of Staff Recruitment

    Liz is in charge of hiring several hundred staff each summer. She earned her BA at the University of Vermont. She has worked in the teen travel industry for over 10 years. 

  • Theo Rabinowitz

    Internship Coordinator

    Theo received his BA in Communications from Hofstra University and a Master's in Education from Lehman College. He has over 10 years experience in camp leadership and development.

  • Halley Campbell

    Internship Coordinator

    Halley earned her Bachelor's in Merchandising and Event Planning from LIM College. She has worked and interned in several industries from Real Estate to Wedding Planning and Fashion Sales. 

  • Scott Klein

    Internship Coordinator

    Scott received his Bachelor's in Communication from Penn State University. He past experiences working in sales and media positions. 

  • Lori-Ann Clementson

    Internship Coordinator

    Lori-Ann earned her BA in English and Women's Studies from Tufts University. She has also studied at University College London for a year as part of a study abroad program.

  • Abydjana Tresalus

    Internship Coordinator

    Abby earned her BS in Biology-Psychology and a minor in Cognitive & Brain Sciences from Tufts University. She has past experiences in working with enrichment programs, event planning, and technology. 

  • Robert Friedman

    Director Educator Relations

    Robert received his BA in History from UMass - Amherst. He also studied Art History in Florence, Italy and has been involved in camp and enrichment programs for 14 years. 

  • Ron Jones

    Director

    Ron received his BA from the University of Maryland in Criminology and was a fraud investigator and security consultant in the insurance industry.

  • Doug van der Vossen

    Director

    Doug received his BS from Frostburg State and his MBA from Robert Morris University.  He is a high school teacher in Maryland and is pursuing his MA in ESOL from U of Maryland.

  • Victor Luna

    Director

    Victor received his BA in Business Economics at Cal State Long Beach, and his Master’s in Social Work from USC. He is a school Social Worker for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Sam Berey

    Director

    Sam graduated with a BS in History and Social Studies Education from NYU. He lived in Costa Rica, where he taught English and Social Studies at The Country Day School. He now teaches in Florida.

  • Maureen Stewart

    Director

    Maureen received her BA from the College of Saint Rose, a Master's from Fitchburg State, and a second Master's from Endicott College, all in Education. She is a high school English teacher near Boston, MA. 

  • Theresa Exenberger

    Director

    Theresa received her BA in Human Services from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, and her Master's in School Counseling from Lynchburg College. She is a high school counselor in Minnetonka, MN. 

  • Allison Yaffee

    Director

    Allison earned her BA in Political Science from Colgate University and a Master's in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Fordham University. She is an alumna of Summer Discovery.