We are passionate about matching amazing students with global startups.
meet our team

We are based in New York City.

Our team is has deep expertise in global education, internship programs, startups, and experiential learning models. We are the leading global internship program for students interested in startups and tech companies.

Advisory Board & Leadership

Brian Whalen, PhD
Brian Whalen is Executive Director of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC). He is one of the most respected and influential international education leaders globally. Brian also served as President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad.
Todd Rothman, MA
Todd is Director of the Office of Academic & Student Affairs at Vanderbilt University. He has a distinguished 20-year career in higher education and previously served as the Director of Admissions at Yale Law School. He earned his M.A. from Columbia University.
William Hyndman, EdD
William is Assistant Vice President for International Education at Florida A&M University (FAMU) where he oversees the Office of International Education and Development. He manages all international programs at FAMU and has 30+ years of experience in international education.
Lawson Kuehnert, CEO
Lawson Kuehnert is CEO & Founder of Terra. Prior to Terra, Lawson was CEO of Atlantis, a global education program in Washington, D.C. that grew from 300 to 2000+ students annually under his leadership. Lawson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC- Chapel Hill.
what we do

We help our partners build world-class intern programs.

Terra connects the most talented students from around the world with the most interesting and fast-growing startups anywhere. We have a serious screening and application process that allows us to access the top 1% of student talent globally.
Work globally
8+ internship tracks
Dozens of companies
thousands of applicants
summer 2022

Stay in touch with our team.

#1 summer internship program for US students interested in global startups & VC-backed companies.
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“We love helping the world's fastest-growing startups find top summer interns.”

Lawson Kuehnert
Founder & CEO, Terra
New York, NY
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