Why World Internships

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Why World Internships 2017-09-18T11:16:45+00:00

Who is World Internships

World Internships is comprised of a tight-knit team of enthusiastic and well-traveled individuals who are passionate about living and working abroad. Our U.S. office is based in Northampton, MA where we work with partners around the world in twenty countries to coordinate customized internship programs for people ages 18-30. We believe culture and cultural immersion are key components of professional development. At WI, our goal is to provide you the opportunity to build skills and gain relevant, global experience through an internship abroad. If you are seeking to start your professional career in an international setting, we are prepared to help you achieve the success and development you are looking for. Apply now!

Helping you launch your career

World Internships specializes in providing practical placements and support services to ensure your experience is a personal and professional success. In each of our locations, our on-site coordinators will advise and support you throughout your internship experience.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students, recent graduates and young professionals of all backgrounds with opportunities for international work experience and personal growth through affordable, customized internships around the world.

Organizational Values

We pride ourselves in our personal and professional demeanor. We treat each participant as an individual and take into consideration his/her background, experience and career goals when searching for the optimal placement. All of our staff has traveled and interned abroad and understand the investment of time and resources participants provide for an overseas internship. As such, we strive to provide the maximum return on that investment in terms of both personal and professional growth.

Our USA staff

Richard Webb
Richard WebbCo Founder
Born in Lima, Peru. Richard holds a B.A. in History from Vassar College and an MBA from Oxford University.

Following his undergraduate studies, Richard enjoyed a brief career as a professional soccer player in Hong Kong, after which he began to pursue his interest in grassroots development work and education abroad.

Richard founded the intern and volunteer abroad social enterprise ProWorld in 2000. After establishing more than 10 bases in 8 countries, Richard sold ProWorld in 2010 to focus on new challenges. In 2012, Richard founded World Internships with a vision of broadening the existing internship opportunities available to students to include more global locations as well as professional social enterprise and NGO placements.

Kailee Moszynski
Kailee MoszynskiPresident
A native of Denver, Colorado, Kailee Moszynski is an alumni of Colorado State University where she studied Business Administration, Marketing and Spanish. In her years in international education, Kailee has been an integral part of all stages of international placement: from initial advising to admissions, enrollment to in-country program delivery.

Kailee believes the best way to experience a new culture is to live like a local as she did during her own internship abroad experience in college. Kailee’s travels have taken her throughout five continents as a traveler, student, and intern. When not venturing far afield, Kailee has lived between Colorado and Puerto Rico where she has family.

When Kailee is not with her amazing WI team, she is likely to be found with her head burrowed in a crossword puzzle; researching Mexican recipes; entertaining her bored cat Greg; or porch-sitting with her friends in the summer and sipping a variety of warm beverages in the winter.

Emily Tong
Emily TongEnrollment Coordinator
As World Internships Enrollment Coordinator, Emily helps establish the relationship with participants and WI’s on-site partners. Emily is a Bowdoin ‘11 graduate receiving a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Visual Arts. She has spent quite a bit of time overseas and has (so far) traveled to 7 of the World Internship locations, with extended time in Varanasi, India teaching photography to teenagers; Tasmania, Australia studying abroad; Hefei, China teaching English; and the South Island of New Zealand backpacking during her honeymoon. Emily comes to us after spending three years in California where she devoted a lot of time photographing and backpacking the gorgeous Sierras. Aside from travel and photography Emily loves knitting, yoga, and all things Harry Potter.
Hannah Bernhard
Hannah BernhardProgram Advisor
As the WI Program Advisor, Hannah works directly with all students and young professionals interested in our internships abroad. She answers any questions they may have, and helps them take the first steps toward their World Internships experience. Hannah spent several months living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she studied European History and Literature. She has traveled to 9 countries (and counting!), and is eager to add more to her repertoire. Hannah graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. Outside of her role with World Internships, Hannah writes poetry, explores the Western Mass outdoors, and plans her next international adventure!
Leah Mertes
Leah MertesMarketing Coordinator
As the World Internships Marketing Coordinator, Leah comes to WI with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a minor in Women’s Studies. She has been fortunate enough to travel around the world, including spending part of her childhood in the Caribbean and many weeks volunteering in South America. Like anyone who travels, Leah has a list of countries on her “to go” list and is hoping to hit them all, adding new ones along the way.

Outside of her role with WI, Leah loves to drink coffee, spend time outside, support the Red Sox and be among friends. She is grateful to work within the world of travel because she knows the importance of experiencing new places and meeting new people.

Our on-site coordinators

Bob Alagh
Bob AlaghAustralia
James Joyce
James JoyceChina
Yoanne Nivard
Yoanne NivardColombia
Timothy Wells
Timothy WellsCanada
Matthew Barfield
Matthew BarfieldColombia
Lorenzo Abarca
Lorenzo AbarcaCosta Rica
Diana Balarezo
Diana BalarezoEcuador
Ilse Damkoehler
Ilse DamkoehlerEngland
Richa Nagare
Richa NagareIndia
Marc Larsen
Marc LarsenIreland
Romina Marchionne
Romina MarchionneItaly (Rome)
Cristiana Gallai
Cristiana GallaiItaly (Florence)
Ali Bensabaa
Ali BensabaaMorocco
Anish Neupane
Anish NeupaneNepal
Rich Kurtzman
Rich KurtzmanSpain
Mo Nguyen
Mo NguyenVietnam

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