Professional Fellows and Exchange Programs


ISM is proud to host professional fellows and interns every year since 2008. Professionals fellows and interns come to ISM from within the US and all over the world! Below is a sample of who we have hosted in the past.

Country:    Kaliningrad, Russia


Kaliningrad, Russia

Ms. Maria Knyazeva, CEO and English teacher

Ms. Knyazeva is a Co-Owner of English School Number One, a private language center that provides services to families with children seeking foreign language acquisition skills. Ms. Knyazeva’s main responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations, social media and marketing and client relations.

As a young entrepreneur, Ms. Knyazeva is interested in small business management particularly in learning how companies with small managerial staff successfully set and achieve goals. She is also interested in learning best practices in integrating digital apps into business.

Country:    Mawlamyine, Myanmar


Mawlamyine, Myanmar

Mr. Hein Paing Htoo Chit, Founder Cum Executive Director, SEED for Myanmar

SEED for Myanmar is a nonprofit organization that provides entrepreneurship education and financial management training for youth in the community. As Executive Director, Mr. Chit leads a team in running events, classes, and workshops for students to provide the next generation with necessary skills to drive the economic development of Myanmar.

While in the U.S., Mr. Chit is interested in seeing how similar organizations empower youth through entrepreneurship education. He also hopes to learn more about the social innovation system in the U.S. to more successfully manage his own social enterprise.