About International Internship Network

About Us

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP NETWORK?

The International Internship Network (IIN) is an organization dedicated to the fields of international experiential education and work integrated learning. The IIN is a collaborative community of program providers, universities & colleges, employers, governments and students which promotes best practices, professional development, diversity & inclusion, and partnership in the field of International Internships.

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IIN President - Matt Byrnes

Matt Byrnes, President & Founder, International Internship Network

BIO: Matt has had a distinguished career as an Entrepreneur, Corporate & Non-Profit Event & Conference Director, and Site Director for a 3rd Party Internship Provider. Matt graduated from Western University with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, it was on a backpacking adventure in SouthEast Asia, where Matt got the travel bug which would shape his career and many international adventures.

Matt cut his teeth in the Incentive Travel industry while living in Vancouver. He excelled in a number of roles for Destination Management Companies and Incentive houses in the first stage of his career. Matt also took some time away from the Events field to become a stay-at-home dad to two children, and started a Home Accessories business called Celtic Living. In 2011, Matt was tasked  to open the Toronto Office of AIC and Co-Create the Global Internship Conference. He went on to be the Director of the CIEE Study Abroad Conference until 2021.

Matt has lived and worked in the U.K. and Canada, has dual Irish/Canadian citizenships, and has traveled to six continents.  A proud Torontonian and Canadian, he is eager to share his hometown with international internship students and university faculty.

Matt is passionate about the culinary arts, travel, and sports. He is an avid tennis player, golfer and marathoner. During the winter months, Matt can be found at the local hockey arenas as a Level 2 Referee.

Contact: matt@internship-network.org

ADVISORS

Enda Carroll, Associate Director, Learning Abroad, University College Dublin

BIO: Enda Carroll is Associate Director at UCD Global, University College Dublin.  Enda heads up Learning Abroad which comprises of the Study Abroad and Student Mobility teams. These two teams lead on all aspects of incoming and outgoing student Learning Abroad worldwide, including year & trimester long and short-term programmes, and the related partnership and programme development.

Enda is the Past Chair of The Forum on Education Abroad. Her leadership, guidance and knowledge was instrumental in the organization’s successful navigation through the Pandemic.

Born in America, living and working in Ireland; Enda has a passion for International Education on both sides of the Atlantic.

IIN Advisor - Aurelien Lorange, Senior Lecturer, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Aurelien Lorange, Senior Lecturer, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

BIO: Aurelien is Senior Lecturer in the International and European Law Programme of the International and EU Law Programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, Internship and Alumni Coordinator and Founder-Organizer of the Employment Network Events, one of the largest networking conference and study-job fair for law studies in Europe and The Hague Inter-University Debate Tournament and the Concours Inter-Universitaire de Debat de La Haye, two debate competitions between universities of the world hosted in The Hague, the Netherlands. He is member of the external relations team (networking for internship possibilities, maintaining the alumni network, helping on the networking with partner and future partner universities).

Aurelien is the founder and organizer of the Employment Network Events since 2010, which is an event and a platform registered at the Transparency Register of the European Institutions since 2020 as and annual job-study Fair and conference where employers, alumni, universities and high level speakers meet with students to talk about career opportunities and propose internships. Before joining The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Aurelien worked at the European Commission (Taxation) and the European Parliament (MEP Assistant) and the IT multinational company SAS as a lobbyist.

Aurelien co-founded the Corax Foundation in 2021 to start hosting the expanded editions of The Hague Inter-University Law Debate Tournament (EN) and the Concours Inter-Universitaire de Debat de La Haye (FR).

Aurelien holds three Master degrees in International Law from Stockholm University in Sweden, in EU Law from the University of Tours and in French Public Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence in France.

IIN Advisor - Kate Moore, ED.D, Principal & Co-Founder, Global Career Center

Kate Moore, ED.D, Principal & Co-Founder, Global Career Center

BIO: Kate Moore is an international educator energized by our changing world of work and how we connect campuses, communities, and companies across the globe.

She built the Global Career Center (GCC) to partner with universities and colleges throughout the world, employers from a wide range of industries, and learners of all ages to connect employability and education through collaborative program development, comprehensive services delivery, and curated experiential education.

Kate serves the NAFSA Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EAKC) as content coordinator for programs and resources. She is also chair of the WIVRA (Work, Internship, Volunteer, and Research Abroad) Subcommittee for NAFSA, shepherding its transition to a Membership Interest Group (MIG). Kate was selected for the Forum on Education Abroad Internship Taskforce and is treasurer for the New England Association of Cooperative Education and Field Experience (NEACEFE). She served as content committee co-chair for the Global Internship Conference (GIC) for eight years and was co-editor and contributor for the GIC publication International Internships: Mission, Methods, and Models.

She is a founding team member for the American Civics Center (ACC) and remains actively involved in fulfilling its vision as an innovative, nonpartisan force in citizenship education dedicated to providing quality, affordable, and accessible programs that encourage participants to learn about history, government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.

Kate served as vice president of the Academic Internship Council (AIC) within the CIEE family, partnering with nearly 75 universities throughout the world to develop and deliver customized experiential programming across 15 global cities. Her work with AIC began at its predecessor organization, EUSA – Academic Internship Experts, where Kate’s first role as Boston Director focused on comprehensive internship programs for international and visiting students.

Previous positions include Director of Internships at American University Washington Semester, Government Relations and Academic Outreach Manager for the Close Up Foundation, and National Recruiter at the Fund for Public Interest Research.

Kate holds a doctorate in higher education management from University of Pennsylvania, a masters in nonprofit management from Eastern University, and a bachelor’s in international studies from American University.

Michael True, President, INTRUEITION

BIO: Mike serves as president of INTRUEITION, the parent company of InternQube.com. He worked in the field of internships for 29 years with Messiah University until July 2019. Over those years he provided resources to his global colleagues, employers, students, and faculty.

For his colleagues he began Internship-Net in 1995, an internet listserv now serving over 1,500 internship professionals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For students participating in internship and co-op experiences he wrote a book, InternQube: Professional Skills for the Workplace, and created a companion website – InternQube.com. For employers he compiled a free booklet entitled Starting and Maintaining A Quality Internship Program which is currently being used by hundreds of colleges, universities, employers and chambers of commerce across the United States and internationally. In 2016 he released Faculty Manual: Academic Standards and Best Practices for Internships. “Higher Education & Experiential Learning: Select Trends and Future Ideas” was published in the 2018 book, International Internships: Mission, Methods & Models (a collection of papers from the Global Internship Conference). His most recent contribution is “The Future of Internships” published in 2020 by the Future Talent Council based in Stockholm, Sweden.

He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Money Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, Newsday, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, as well as other national and regional newspapers and magazines regarding internships. He has served as Chair of the Internship/Co-op Special Interest Group of the National Society for Experiential Education and is a certified trainer with the Cooperative Education and Internship Association. Among his many achievements, Mike has been named one of ten Visionary Leaders in a national survey, presented with the Exemplary Leader Award and Higher Education Leader Award by NSEE, the Dean Herman Schneider Award from CEIA, and has received several other honors from various other organizations.

IIN Advisor - Michael True, President, INTRUEITION

Julie Ann Andreshak, PhD, Chief Academic Officer, Foundation for International Education (FIE)

BIO: Julie Ann Andreshak has been involved in international education for several decades, first as a student, and then as an administrator, researcher, and teacher. Her experience abroad includes study in France and teaching in Poland.  She served as a teacher-trainer in the US Peace Corps in Morocco prior to obtaining her PhD in Comparative and International Education at the University of Minnesota, focussing on widening participation to higher education in the UK. Julie’s BA degree is in International Relations, French and Political Science and her MS is in Curriculum & Instruction, ESL; both degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Julie joined the Foundation for International Education (FIE) in 2005 and is based in London.  In her early role as Director of Experiential Education, Julie was instrumental in creating FIE’s internship infrastructure, leading on experiential curriculum design in internships and service learning and has contributed to projects relating to quality assurance and standards in the internship space.  She has been a part of quality assurance reviewing for the Quality Assurance Agency (UK) and The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS). She is currently FIE’s Chief Academic Officer.

Julie is graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, London, earning her Diplôme de Cuisine. She has also undertaken qualifications in wine, food writing, fashion styling and health coaching.  Julie lectures on food, society and culture.

Leslie A. Bozeman, Ed.D, Director of Curriculum Internationalization, Indiana University

BIO: Leslie A. Bozeman is Director of Curriculum Internationalization. Dr. Bozeman was a vital member of the Planning Committee for the 2023 International Internship Conference at Indiana University in Indianapolis. 

She provides leadership for the vision, development, and implementation of the campus’ curricular and co-curricular internationalization efforts. With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, she has worked with academic and student affairs at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as local, state, national, and international initiatives.

Dr. Bozeman has taught seminars on global education and global engagement, and has guest-lectured on the topics of conducting international research and case-study methodology. She demonstrates a commitment to engaging with cultural populations and facilitating cross-cultural understanding on and off campus through a history of membership and leadership in cultural organizations and by designing and delivering workshops on intercultural communication and aspects of American culture.

She earned her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Boston College; focusing her research on collaboration between universities in the U.S. and Brazil. 

Maureen Manning, Ed.D, VP of Strategy & Insight, The PIE News

BIO: Dr. Maureen Manning participated in her first international program in Ecuador at 16 years old, an experience that had a deep impact on both her educational philosophy and the trajectory of her life. She studied educational leadership and French at university and then began what has become a 25+year career (and counting!) in education, with a focus on international education and language learning.

Maureen has traveled to 50 countries across six continents, and has worked as an adjunct professor, teacher trainer, and professional development facilitator in the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe, promoting best practices in language acquisition and in strengthening intercultural competencies. She has been a featured speaker at Harvard University, and numerous other universities in the US, Spain, Portugal, Pakistan, Singapore, and China. A regular on the conference circuit, Maureen presents about IE at US conferences each year. She is an author and consultant who received her doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston with a concentration in IE.

Maureen is a also trained musician who once serenaded a blind date on stage at a popular venue on Cape Cod. And now, 20+ years together and two sons later, she is immensely grateful to the three of them for filling her life and her heart with song, every day.

IIN Advisor - Aden Hayes, Ph.D., Executive Director, Foundation for Practical Education

Aden Hayes, Ph.D., Executive Director, Foundation for Practical Education

BIO: Aden is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Practical Education. Previously, he was co-executive director, with Tony Johnson, of EUSA Academic Internship Programs, in partnership with Boston University.

Earlier, he worked with Hill & Knowlton Public Relations in New York, then founded and directed COSIF-Comunicación Sin Fronteras, a public relations firm in Spain. He served on the faculties of both Wesleyan and St. Lawrence universities, and directed their study abroad programs in Madrid.

Aden has wide journalistic experience on travel, sports and cultural topics and is co-author of A Runner’s Guide to Europe (Penguin Books), as well as other books in English and Spanish.

He lives in Madrid, and holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from Princeton.

Bradley Titus, Director of Institutional Relations, Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota

BIO: BradleyBJ” Titus is currently the Director of Institutional Relations, Diversity & Inclusion in the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota. He oversees the Institutional Relations for the office and diversity efforts both abroad as well as on the UofM campus and is part of the leadership team in the LAC.

BJ has worked in education abroad since 2002, at the University of Minnesota as well as Macalester College. He holds a BA in Spanish Studies and Linguistics and an MA in Comparative and International Development Education focused on identity development and how identities change or develop when students spend time abroad. He has presented on numerous diversity topics such as heritage seeking, GLBTQIA, and developing trainings on US identities for onsite staff members.

BJ is currently the Past Chair of the NAFSA’s Education Abroad Knowledge Community and is the Education Abroad rep for the planning committee of  the NAFSA Annual Conference.

IIN Advisor - Randeep Kullar

Randeep Kullar, Institutional Relations Manager, CAPA

BIO: Randeep is a Career Counselor and International Educator. In her current role, Randeep serves as Institutional Relations Manager at CAPA: The Global Education Network. Prior to this, Randeep spent the first part of her professional career developing global internship programs while supporting students on their professional and study abroad journeys at UC Berkeley. She transitioned to supporting international institutions in creating customized experiential learning programs with CIEE and then returned to UC Berkeley, this time to support adult learners with their career journeys, prior to returning to international education with CAPA. Randeep received a M.S. in Counseling with a focus in College and Career Counseling from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in History with a minor in Education from the University of California, Davis. During her professional career, Randeep has been committed to providing access to higher education and helping remove barriers faced by underrepresented populations. She has served on committees with Diversity Abroad, NAFSA, and the Global Leadership League.

Steven Levy, CEO & Co-Founder, Connect 123

BIO: Steven, an energetic, slightly over-caffeinated American who moved to Cape Town in 2002 with his South African wife and Russian cat, launched Connect-123 in South Africa after ten years of starting and running various businesses in Moscow, London and San Francisco.

While working in finance and venture capital in Cape Town, Steven realized that thousands of local organizations could use the help of skilled, international students and that thousands of students and professionals could benefit from real, hands-on, international work experience. Together with Lea Levy, he developed Connect-123’s experiential learning programs to help students build their international work experience while simultaneously earning university credit. Steven, who now lives in Barcelona, holds a BA in Political Science from Cornell University and an MBA from London Business School.

IIN Advisor - Steven Levy, CEO & Co-Founder, Connect 123
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