History

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.

Team

Robin Neff Clebnik

Founder & Chief Internship Officer


Robin directs all internship programs, outreach efforts, and curriculum development at InternWorks. Most recently, Robin founded InternBoston after 30 years of coaching and management experience in education, information technology, and consulting. Prior to that, Robin managed the mentor development effort for a well-known career exploration program in the greater Boston area. Inspired to build an innovative and collaborative internship program, Robin and a team of seasoned colleagues succeeded in creating a successful comprehensive, highly structured internship program designed for high school and early college students. In 2020, InternBoston expanded, incorporating virtual internships, leading to the decision to expand to a national program. Robin brings passion, energy, and dedication to InternWorks and is deeply committed to using her relationship-building expertise to connect students with top-flight employer partners from her ever-expanding network.

Beth Stewart

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. She was Director of Strategic Communications for InternBoston for 5 years following two years of placing students into summer internships in the Greater Boston area. Beth also works as an independent career development consultant and resume writer, a career that stemmed from her tenure as a career counselor for MBA students at Rutgers Business School in NJ. Additionally, Beth is a freelance curriculum development writer with 20+ years of experience in educational publishing. Beth enjoys the highly energetic collaborative working with IW's founder/CIO and other IW staff members. She is committed to producing curriculum materials that are robust, topical, and presented in a variety of mediums that not only keeps students interested and motivated but also provides a foundation to apply career readiness skills to their college and career pathways.

Susan Melaugh

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

Internship Coach


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.

Ali Newman

Internship Coach


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.

Holly Ellinwood

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.