Experiential & Internship Opportunities

Learning happens not only in the classroom and on campus, but also, and equally important, through hands-on interactions and engagement. Discover the opportunities for experiential learning.

Paid Student Internship at Start-Ups Program

Sponsored by The Patten Family Foundation

Due to the generosity of Harry Patten ('58) and the Patten Family Foundation, ten (10) students 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, with a stipend of $4,000. 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.


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Other Internship Opportunities

If you have an interest in working at a start-up during the school year, there are often opportunities available at many area start-up companies. 

Email the ECenter for an updated list at e.center@unh.edu.

Each spring, the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise selects a handful of idealistic, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program.  Each intern works at a different host organization based on their skills and interests and reports to a supervisor at that organization.

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UNH undergraduates have the opportunity to spend a semester in Boston in a rigorous 30+ hour per week internship with a leading social change organization (nonprofit, business, or public sector) – in community development, social justice, health, education, environment, and other areas dedicated to the public good.  This 16-credit Semester in the City program includes an intensive evening course that examines the theory and practice of various social change approaches, and a series of Friday seminars and reflective workshops – thereby equipping a new generation of leaders who understand both direct and systemic approaches to social and environmental change. 

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Internships provide real world experience—a key factor employers look for when hiring.  Internships encourage you to apply your class knowledge to solve problems and contribute to an organization, develop transferable skills that you can use to compete for entry-level jobs, and expand your professional network.  There is no substitute for experience, so the more experience you seek out through informational interviews, job shadowing, and internships, the more prepared you will be to compete for the jobs you want after graduation.

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