Founded in 2015, InternWorks (formerly InternBoston) began as an on-site summer internship program for high school and college students in the greater Boston area. Our mission was simple—to create internship opportunities for students that allowed them to explore careers that they were interested in AND to give them the tools they needed to excel in these internships as well as in their future education and workplace experiences. InternWorks continues to build partnerships with valued employers and mentors who are committed to providing our students with opportunities to learn about their organization as well as about prospective careers. Today, InternWorks offers both on-site internships in select U.S. locations and virtual internships nationwide with summer, school year, and gap year options. Many of our students participate in our virtual programs from around the world.
Robin Neff Clebnik
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Robin has more than 30 years of combined experience in business development, training, and consulting. Prior to founding InternWorks, Robin led the mentor acquisition initiative for a well-known, state-run career exploration program in Massachusetts. During that time, she recognized that a comprehensive internship program that includes guided support and structured educational components would best ensure that students have the right skills to succeed in their internships and future employment. In 2016, Robin assembled a team of experienced career education professionals to launch InternBoston, which soon became a successful on-site internship program in the Greater Boston area. In 2020, the company expanded and rebranded as InternWorks, adding both virtual and research internships. Robin leads her team in the implementation of all internship programs, student engagement, employer partner outreach efforts, and curriculum development. Robin brings passion, energy, dedication, and relationship-building expertise to build a broad and diverse array of committed employer partners. InternWorks partners range from start-ups to well-established companies, non-profits, research institutions, and top-tier universities.
Director of Communications & Content Development
Beth directs all internal, student-driven, and external communications and publications at InternWorks, including developing digital content for our career readiness curriculum components, website content, and marketing/promotional materials. Beth directed strategic communications at InternBoston for 4 years and was integral to the rebrand to InternWorks. Beth also works as an independent resume writer and career development consultant, which started following her tenure as a career counselor for MBA students at Rutgers Business School in New Jersey. Additionally, Beth is a freelance curriculum development writer with 20+ years of experience in educational publishing. Beth enjoys the highly energetic collaborative working environment with the InternWorks team. She is committed to producing curriculum materials that are robust, topical, and presented in a variety of mediums that not only keep students interested and motivated but also provide a foundation to apply career readiness skills to their college and career pathways.
Director of Internship Programs
Sue is our Director of Internship Programs after successfully directing InternBoston's Internship Coaches for the past 5 years. Sue has 10+ years of experience placing high school students into both summer and academic-year internships. As an educator for over 30 years, Sue has been fortunate to have built a fulfilling and gratifying career working with students of every age. Becoming part of InternWorks is yet another avenue in which Sue will have a positive impact on students’ education. Helping students explore a career and maximize their educational experience is a natural fit for Sue and her desire to see every student succeed drives her to develop meaningful connections with all her interns. Susan strives to ensure a terrific experience by being able to successfully navigate both the host organization and the student aspects of the internship.
Amy Sherter Less
Amy has more than 25 years of business experience in a variety of industries including retail, telecommunications, advertising, and education. In addition to being part of InternBoston's Internship Coach team for the past 4 years, Amy worked as a consultant in the nonprofit sector, where she helped organizations successfully increase their donor reach. She also worked with several small businesses, assisting them in increasing their market presence. Amy’s broad knowledge of industry combined with her many years of volunteering in schools enables her to give her students a unique perspective of what careers might align with their areas of education and interest. Amy excels at working with her students to determine their career exploration options based on their interests, skills, unique personalities, and passions. She enjoys coaching students, helping them strengthen their interviewing skills, guiding them through the internship process, and seeing them excel in their internship.
Over the last 20 years, Ali has excelled in diverse areas of the education sector, including working as a college student supervisor at Boston University and a certified teacher in Massachusetts. Ali spent the last 4 years as an Internship Coach for InternBoston and brings a vast knowledge of student career coaching and community-building skills, which support her in creating partnerships between students and employer partners. Ali is personable and a good communicator allowing her to work collaboratively with students and deliver feedback that encourages professional and personal development. Ali is inspired by the student’s energy and creativity and takes pride in her ability to assess a student’s potential career goals while guiding the student through the steps needed to ensure a meaningful and successful internship. Ali strongly believes that for a student, working as an intern is an essential component to the high school learning process. Ali brings enthusiasm to the table while fostering positive and enriching experiences for all InternWorks students.
Creative Content & Social Media Manager
Holly is our creative content developer, primarily graphic design, and recently began managing our social media initiatives. Holly joined the team in 2020 for our national rebrand and was integral in designing our logo. Additionally, she brings graphic design to many of curriculum components, delivering to our students carefully-crafted presentations, infographics, website content, and career readiness supplements. Holly is a senior at Stonehill College and will graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Holly wants to combine her background in biological sciences with her design expertise to work in the medical marketing field. Holly has been exploring different art mediums for most of her life, including painting, video production, photography, graphic design, and creative outlets such as makeup artistry and imaginative product design.