The Abroad Internships team
Who are working to find you a perfect experience abroad? Meet our team!
Abroad Internships is a mediation agency for internships abroad. We help students to realise their dream internship or graduation position abroad. We do not focus on one specific country or location, so you can always contact us for a particular desired destination. We have lots of contacts and a ton of different positions in a variety of cities and countries.
We offer motivated students the ideal internship at a location of their desires. We find the best match for every individual student between the company, the field of study, the country and city of the placement. We wish all the students we send abroad as much life-experience as they can get.
We can't do this without our awesome team. We help the student wherever we can and beyond to make sure everything goes smoothly and students make the best out of their short amount of time abroad.
We love working hard, adventure and working with a personal touch. We all have had this experience abroad, now it’s your turn!
To become the market leader in a world where every student (rich or poor) will have the opportunity to go abroad to follow an internship.
Keep making sure all students get an internship placement where they will learn as much as possible. Not just working experience but also life-experience, independency and personal development.
Het allerbelangrijkste is dat studenten op een plek terecht komen die hen een ontzettend grote levenservaring en persoonlijke ontwikkeling biedt. We creëren jongvolwassenen die als wereldburgers de samenleving in kijken. Zodat jullie de levenslust voelen die komt kijken bij het wonen op een nieuwe plek, in een andere cultuur.
“EVERYTHING is better and more exciting abroad!”
Susanne de Bruin
Founder/CEO & All-round consultant
Susanne is The Mothership of Abroad Internships – makes sense, she put in full effort to build the company from scratch.
With a background in Fashion & Management and a head full of ambition and big dreams, Susanne oversees the team on a daily basis. Enthusiasm and major plans are self-evident. Growth! Dutch, English, Spanish: all available. Susanne herself once travelled to Barcelona for a language trip, she lived in Costa Rica for a year and did an internship in Miami: three experiences, one thought. Go abroad! She would love to try New York, but her heart lies in Australia. Living. There. Please.
“Why WOULDN’T you go abroad when you have the possibility?”
Consultant Spain & Southern Europe
Tessa already treasured Abroad Internships once and returned this year because it’s – of course – the best job ever.
Truly, there’s nothing Tessa can’t do. She’s busy finding the most heavenly internships, while she accompanies students on the phone in the friendliest matter, types about a hundred emails an hour as she prepares a few salads. All for you. A background in Marketing & Communication (events) and an internship on Gran Canaria prepared her for numerous beautiful travels. Addicted to Spain, South Africa and Asia, she is. Naturally she would like to see more of Asia. And South America. And everywhere else. A jack of all trades, this woman.
“Don’t expect anything and say YES to everything, I’m convinced you’ll make unforgettable memories and meet the loveliest people this way!”
Consultant UK, Germany, Malta, Caribbean and social media hero
Lynn, always in a good mood and a friend to talk to. She studied Media, Information and Communication in Amsterdam.
During this time, she went to Oxford for 9 months and met a world of fun people and super amazing experiences there. Afterwards, Lynn left for Asia, for MORE adventure. Now, Sri Lanka and Canada are high on the wish list. Bloody serious to grant others the time of their lives, this one. A talent!
Deborah is (together with Kim) the newest member of the group.
Deborah and Abroad Internships got to meet each other when she asked to arrange her internship; not abroad for a company far away - not at all - just around the corner, an internship at Abroad Internships. During her internship she found out that making students happy by giving them an experience abroad is an awesome feeling. Deborah is a great match in our team and is always looking forward to help!
"Thinking about going abroad? Don’t hesitate and just do it, you will have the most AMAZING TIME of your life."
Once you have spoken to Kim you definitely desire to go abroad for an internship. No matter how old you are.
Kim recently became our project manager and we like to say that she is ‘the one’. She will become our miss-know-it-all very soon and makes sure you will leave the Netherlands for your internship without any trouble on your mind. Kim knows all about going abroad, actually she is abroad! She was born and raised in Portugal, speaks Portuguese, English, Dutch and Spanish. Impressed? So are we!
Happiness officer & Security
Last but not least, this is Boef! Working two jobs at Abroad Internships. She is as well our security guard as our happiness officer. Because she is so busy combining those two jobs she is tired a lot and sleeps mostly during working-hours. We don’t care actually, even when she sleeps she is performing her job as happiness officer.