Paid Student Internship at Start-Ups Program

Get hands-on experience working at a start-up company and help in the building process.

Sponsored by Harry Patten ('58)

Due to the generosity of Harry Patten ('58), four (4) UNH Durham students from any college or major can get hands-on experience working at a start-up company (priority given to UNH alumni start-ups). We recognize that not all students have the “a-ha" idea right away and/or they want to learn about and understand the inner workings of a start-up and help in the building process.  The Internship Program provides that experiential learning opportunity over a 10-week period. Students will receive a stipend of $4,500.

10 week paid internship at start-ups with a $4,500 stipend. Students will work at start-up host internship companies full-time (40 hours per week). Each year the list of companies in the program varies, so look for more information each year. There is a $450 application fee for start-ups selected for the four interns. 

Note: There may be an opportunity for an internship during a school year. If interested, please email

2017 Program Student/Start-up Placements

We're excited to announce student/start-up placements for the 2017 iteration of the Paid Student Internship at Start-ups Program!

Adrianna Lamparelli | 2019 | Paul College

Nobl Coffee LLC | Newmarket, NH

Josefina Ondo-Baca | 2018 | Paul College

Mayflower Weddings | Cambridge, MA

Cody Twombley | 2020 | Paul College

Nick Stuart | 2020 | Paul College

IoT Company | Manchester, NH

Sriyaa Shah | 2018 | Liberal Arts

Cuseum | Boston, MA



2018 Application Process Dates and Overview

  • The dates and overview for the 2018 Paid Student Internship at Start-ups are to be announced. Check back later!