summer 2022

We match students with internships at global companies.

Terra connects top US students with 8-week internships at fast-growing tech and VC-backed companies.
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Trusted by leading global companies.

How Terra works:
We match your student with top companies.
Our team specializes in recruiting and selecting incredible college interns from top US universities. Our interns are competing for placements at companies like Google, Apple, and Tesla.
Our fee covers summer housing & 24/7 support.
Terra charges a fee to manage intern summer housing and provide local staff support in all our locations. Our local staff will also organize regular group dinners and excursions for students in each city.
Daniel Snider
Senior Recruitment Manager, SoundCloud
“We really enjoyed working with the team at Terra. They were very responsive and did a great job of sending over very qualified candidates that were a good match for our internships at SoundCloud. ... I would recommend using Terra to find qualified interns.”
Meg Lyons
Head of GTM/Growth, Polywork
“Polywork is a venture-backed tech startup in NYC, and we have very high standards for recruiting and hiring. Terra was able to quickly introduce three summer intern candidates from top schools and we hired two of them. I highly recommend Terra to any fast-growing startup who is looking for amazing interns.”
Eric Johnson
CEO & Founder, Membersy
“Terra was easy to work with and quickly identified several excellent intern candidates for our growing team in Austin. It was significantly easier to hire an intern through Terra than recruit ourselves. Definitely worth considering!”
Mark Begert
CEO & Co-founder, FabuLingua
“Terra helped us quickly identify and onboard a bright intern that was the right fit to support some project-based work this summer. Time is always precious for start-ups, and we appreciated the convenient candidate review process with relevant background information and pre-recorded video interviews. It was a simple, quick decision to hire our intern through Terra.”
Roberto Kern
North America Growth, Finn.Auto
“ is reinventing car ownership by making mobility fun and sustainable and has raised over $35m in venture funding in less than 2 years. Terra served as a great partner in finding an exceptional intern to help with our US market expansion. Terra was easy to work with and I highly recommend them to other high-growth international startups.”
Christian Demers
Managing Director USA, air up
"Terra provided an efficient and client centric approach to intern recruitment.  The candidates were introduced quickly and feedback was quickly met with adjustments to recruiting needs.  We are very happy with the candidate we’ve signed on for the summer."
for parents

We value parents as partners.

We understand the critical role parents play in supporting our students. We look forward to working with you and answering questions.

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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.

We have hundreds of applicants from top universities:

8-weeks / summer 2022

Program details

Each city we work in has slight variability, but the basic details below generally apply to all programs. If you have specific questions, please contact our team!

Dates: June 5 - July 30, 2022
Language: all internship in English
Terra housing fee: $4,999 - $6,999
Flight cost: $600 - $1200 roundtrip
Are internships paid? Some are, but not all
Airport pickup? Yes, in most cases
Safety measures? see our safety page

What types of internships?

We have eight primary internships. If you have questions about these below, don't hesitate to contact us.

Software engineering
Design & UX/UI
Data science

What students think about Terra.

What our 2021 cohort thinks.
Students love our process.
Instead of applying to dozens of internships with different application processes, students who apply to Terra are considered for many companies with just one application.
Students love our relocation support.
Relocating to a new city for a summer internship can be a daunting process. Terra manages all housing and logistics for student interns and even hires local staff in each city to be available 24/7.
Questions? Contact us >
Natalie Leonard
Davidson College, Class of 2023
"Terra helped me land the high impact experience I was looking for this summer. I interviewed at Polywork, a fast-growing tech startup in NYC, and was recruited as a Social & Brand Strategy Associate."
Matthew Chan
New York University, Class of 2022
“Terra helped me find a summer internship at a company I am excited to work at. I would definitely recommend them to anyone searching for a job/internship in the startup space.”
Sydney Scott
Brown University, Class of 2022
“I applied to Terra after spending nearly six months unsuccessfully applying to internships. After getting accepted, Terra immediately connected me with interview opportunities at multiple startups that aligned with both my professional interests and experience... I am now interning at an amazing startup in New York (Polywork)!”
Hunter Galleher
UNC-Chapel Hill, Class of 2021
"Terra led me to an amazing internship in MedTech! They were extremely helpful/present throughout the process and introduced me to a number of interesting opportunities. Their support and guidance enabled me find the right job and to take a step towards my broader goals this summer!"
Keegan Lyle
Ole Miss, Class of 2022
“At the start of my internship search, I was searching tirelessly for the right opportunity and filling out dozens of applications... When I discovered Terra... I applied within minutes, completed an interview within days, and was placed with my current internship within weeks.”
Mason Shi
U Chicago Booth (MBA), Class of 2023
"Terra is fantastic at matching you with opportunities that fit your career goals. I was able to interview with several venture-backed global companies for internships that were very exciting and ended up getting my ideal opportunity. Highly recommend!"
Who we are

Founded in 2020, Terra has headquarters in New York City and works globally.

East Village
New York, New York
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