2016 Best Practices for International Internships: University and Provider Perspectives


Organized by the NAFSA Work, Internship, Volunteer and Research Abroad (WIVRA) Subcommittee

Originally aired on April 27, 2016

Jennifer Baird of Georgia Tech and Alex Paisner of Global Experiences review WIVRA's resources available for international internship programming, and compare best practices for both in-house and partnered program models.


Jennifer Evanuik Baird
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jennifer Evanuik Baird is currently the Director of the Global Internship Program and the International Plan at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. She is also a member of NAFSA's WIVRA subcommittee and TrainerCorps. Over her career, Jennifer has managed many aspects of education abroad, including overseas internships, academic exchange programs, and integrating global education into the curriculum (particularly in the STEM fields). She is also an experienced facilitator of intercultural communication training workshops and has taught courses on intercultural communication and doing business in other cultures. Jennifer holds a B.S. in French and International Business from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.Ed. in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Alex Paisner
Global Experiences

Alex Paisner is the Director of Enrollment for Global Experiences and responsible for the marketing, admissions, and onboarding process for the organization's international internship programs. He holds a business degree from The George Washington University and has been with the organization for five years. Alex has worked in most areas of the organization and has lived in Australia and Ireland, the latter as a participant of the Global Experiences program.

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