Lawson Kuehnert

  • @lawsonk
  • Founder, Intern Scale
  • New York City
πŸ‘‹ Founder of Intern Scale in NYC. We build world-class intern programs for startup and growth companies. We recruit, screen, build intern plans, and even help manage. Interns made easy πŸš€.Β  Β 

πŸ’₯ DM me for our deck!

If you are a CEO, Chief People Officer, or CHRO of a fast-growing, VC-backed startup or growth company, would love to connect and see if we can help. We work with US, EU, and Latam companies.

I was previously the CEO of a $10m/yr student travel 🌍 company in Washington DC that 10x'ed revenue in 24mo. Managed a global distributed team of 50+ people.

Love learning from others and connecting even where there isn't a clear win-win. DM me anytime!
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  • Intern Scale
  • Sep 2020 - Present


  • Clerk
  • Sep 2020 - Present


  • Atlantis
  • Jun 2015 - Aug 2019

πŸ‘‹ Lawson's Highlight Categories

My conversations with 100+ Chief People Officers

1 Highlight


Dec 12, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
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Hosted a pop-up dinner
Hosted our first pop-up dinner! Theme was: all our fave things from our month in Tuscany. May have spent the entirety of the weekend re-organizing furniture in our apartment, testing pasta flours, and collecting free greenery scraps from Christmas tree sellers around the city but 100% worth it.Β 
Nov 23, 2021
Nov 23, 2021
Completed a Rebrand
πŸ™ŒVery excited to rebrand "Terra" to Intern Scale! πŸš€πŸš€

New Webflow site is live but very much in the works and will be updated significantly later today. Why did we rebrand? Terra was positioned more for our international products while Intern Scale is meant to highlight the new emphasis of our brand on helping startups and growth companies build and scale their intern programs. Excited for our summer 2022 class!

If you know any startups or growth companies who might benefit from a great summer intern program, DM me!
Nov 18, 2021
Nov 18, 2021
Spoke with an advisor
Had a great advising call thanks to Polywork!Β 
Nov 13, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Had a brainstorm
Had a couple wonderful chats today meeting with Keegan Sard and Margot Mazur about growing Terra through strategic partnerships. Both had super insightful ideas!

(And best thing? I met them through the new collaboration tool on Polywork!!)
Nov 12, 2021
Nov 12, 2021
Reposted by Lawson Kuehnert
Conducted a beta test
Made new friends
Have been running beta tests for some exciting new Polywork features πŸ‘€ over the last couple of weeks. Favorite part has been meeting and working with so many amazing Polyworkers (you all really do embody the term). Cheers to building this platform together!
Nov 11, 2021
Nov 11, 2021
Learned from a Chief People Officer
Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Abi Bulus, the Chief People Officer of 54Gene, a healthcare startup in the genomics space.

Who: Abi Bulus, Chief People Officer
Company: 54gene
Washington, D.C.
Healthcare startup
Funding: Series B ($44m raised)
Team size: 100+ FTE

What I learned: Abi is leading the people team at 54gene, a fast-growing genomics startup with team members in DC, Nigeria, and remote. I'm really impressed with the number of people Abi has hired in the past 18 months (hint: a lot). They are hiring a good number of molecular scientists and had to figure out an innovative way to do that quickly by building their own training program.
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