Summer Community-Based Programs for Students

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Both Sustainability Fellows and Social Innovation Interns are outstanding students who complete high-impact sustainability projects for our mission-driven partners.  They work on-site over the course of the summer and their work and learning are scaffolded with training, professional development, and networking opportunities organized by UNH. 

1:00-2:00 PM, Changemaker Hub (Nesmith 111)
Come learn more about the Sustainability Fellowship & the Social Innovation Internship programs and application process. No registration necessary.

Now accepting applications for both programs!

 Apply for Summer 2020!


More Information:

Learn About the
Sustainability Fellowships

Learn About the
Social Innovation Internships




Here's how the Internship and Fellowship programs differ:

  Social Innovation Intern Sustainability Fellow
Goal Introduce a passionate young person to careers at the intersection of business and social mission, while helping leading organizations that use market-based approaches to tackle pressing social, economic and environmental challenges. Facilitate high-impact sustainability initiatives, while training the next generation of sustainability leaders, and fostering collaboration to accelerate progress toward a climate resilient New England.
 College/University  UNH Search Only National Search (including UNH)
Student High-performing Undergrads (recent Grads and Grad Students also considered) Grad Students and recent Graduates (exceptional Undergraduates also considered)

Student Commitment

375 hrs over 9 weeks, including UNH activities & field trips

May 26 - July 31, 2020

400 hrs over 12 weeks, including UNH activities

May 26 - August 14 , 2020

Student Application Deadlines Priority:  February 15, 2020
Final:  March 1, 2020
February 10, 2020
Student Stipend $4,000 $6,500

 Students Employed By 

Host Organization


 Host Organizations 

Primarily mission-driven businesses & innovative non-profits, government organizations with new initiatives encouraged

Sustainability-focused municipal & state government agencies, institutions, & non-profits, businesses encouraged as well

Host Site Investment $5,000 $5,000
Grant Support Available for Hosts Yes, see host application Yes, see host application
Events for Host Organizations at UNH Hosts Highly Encouraged:
Final Showcase - 7/23/20
Hosts Required at Two Events:
1) Orientation on 5/27/20, &
2) Presentations on 7/10/20 OR 8/7/20
Project Development Responsibility of Host Site
with support from UNH
Projects co-developed between
UNH and Host partners, and designed for student leadership
and collaboration
 Project Focus Areas  Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability (People, Planet, Profit) Sustainability with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, and food systems
 Project Location  Primarily New England (other locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis) New England