Your international internship team
Our team is comprised of former senior executives from a wide range of industries that include investment and commercial banking, telecommunications, software development, consulting and the United States Senate. We have cultivated a network of experienced business executives and professionals - ones who recognize the potential influence that a well-designed internship experience can have on one's career.
Paul Lakind, Director of The Global Intern
Our director has a passion to combine teaching with real, practical experience. Paul has been a senior executive in banking and international financial services. Paul also spent 4 years at the United States Senate in Washington, DC. In addition, Paul has a both a BA and MBA from Rutgers University and has taught a variety of business courses on the university level. Having seen the profound impact internships have had upon people's lives, his goal is to help you find the right opportunity to flourish.
Lisa Helsby, Regional Manager UK
Our regional UK Manager Lisa Helsby has over ten years experience in the educational training and fashion industries. As Head of the Foreign Language Department at Cheney Court Lisa organised and oversaw language courses for a wide range of blue chip companies including Cultural Awareness training. As an English Language Trainer Lisa taught business people in both one to one and small groups. The students came from companies throughout Europe and much of the training involved working on specific skills required in business, such as making presentations, negotiating and participating in meetings. As a manager and buyer for an exclusive independent boutique, Lisa also knows the fashion world and is a superb resource for anyone contemplating this field. Lisa has a degree from Southampton Solent University, Chippenham College
If you are interning in England, chances are Lisa will be performing your orientation and taking you out for a night on the town!
Catherine Dundie, Regional Manager Italy
Our Regional Italy Manager has been working over seven years directly in Italy/US business relations and education. Catherine functioned as the North American representative to Fanara & Associati an Italian company specializing in International Business Development between Italian and American clients. She now owns a company with a mission to bridge the cultural and linguistic gaps between Italian companies and their New York offices. She teaches private and group Italian classes. Catherine has degrees from Rutgers University, as well as the Polyglot Language Institute, Alliance Francaise, and Universita per Stranieri di Perugia.
Catherine fell in love with Italy during her own study abroad and lived there for several years after college. She is the perfect source to guide you through your Italian internship adventure.
Michal Ester Alatin, Regional Manager Israel
Our Regional Israel Manager has over four years experience in the travel industry. As a travel consultant, she has helped groups and families from all walks of life experience Israel to its fullest. She has worked as a graphic designer in Los Angeles and New York, and still dabbles in the field as an artistic outlet. If you're thinking about an internship in Israel, Michal will be happy to show you the best sites and host you for a traditional Jewish Sabbath meal!