Paid Student Internship at Start-Ups Program

hands-on experiential SUMMER internships with start-up founders

 

The Paid Student Internship at Start-ups Program provides a unique opportunity for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to get hands-on, in-the-trenches experience at an innovative start-up, working directly with the founder or co-founder! 

 

Top Reasons to Participate:

Paid Student Internships at
Start-Ups Program

  •   In-the-trenches work experience (no gophers here!)
  •   You pick the start-ups you want to interview with
  •   One of the highest paid UNH internship opportunities!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS & START-UPS

The final deadline to submit applications is February 12, 2021.

 

     STUDENT Application                                 start-up application   

                 

Important Dates

Student applications are due by February 12, 2021.


Application

Applications must consist of:

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document. This includes the cover letter, resume, application form, and writing sample. Submit all materials to Heather MacNeill at Heather.MacNeill@unh.edu


Internship Process

Application Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the ECenter on a rolling basis.
  • Students and start-up applications will be notified if they were selected for the interview round the week of February 22, 2021.

Interview Process

  • Students will sign up for interview slots with the companies of their choosing.
  • Interviews will take place at the ECenter the week of February 22, 2021.
  • After the interviews, both the students and start-ups will rank their top choices.
  • Based on those selections, our matching algorithm will select the ten student and company matches.
  • Selection notifications will be made to all parties within 24 hours of the conclusion of our final interview.

Internship Process

  • The internship will take place from May 31, 2021 - August 6, 2021.
  • Mid-point and final evaluations must be completed by both the student and start-up.
  • Students and start-ups are required to post to social media channels regarding the internship experience at least once during the course of the 10-week internship.
  • Students are required to keep a weekly blog.
  • Students will present at the Student Summer Showcase at the ECenter on August 3, 2021. 
  • A video summary from the student is due at the conclusion fo the internship, no later than August 13, 2021.

For questions about these requirements, please contact Heather MacNeill at Heather.MacNeill@unh.edu

Important Dates

Start-up applications are due by February 12, 2020.


Application


Internship Process

Application Process and Requirements

  • Applications will be reviewed by the ECenter on a rolling basis. Please note, remote internships are not accepted.
  • Students and start-up applications will be notified if they were selected for the interview round the week of February 22, 2021.
  • Start-ups must have legitimate, professional office space (could be co-working space).
  • <$5mm revenue preferred.
  • Preference given to UNH alumni.

Interview Process

  • Students will sign up for interview slots with the companies of their choosing.
  • Interviews will take place at the ECenter the week of February 22, 2021.
  • After the interviews, both the students and start-ups will rank their top choices.
  • Based on those selections, our matching algorithm will select the ten student and company matches.
  • Selection notifications will be made to all parties within 24 hours of the conclusion of our final interview.

Financial Paperwork

  • If selected, the start-up is required to provide completed financial paperwork and application fee prior to May 1, 2021.
  • Paperwork requirements will be emailed to the selected start-ups.

Internship Process

  • The internship will take place from May 31, 2021 - August 6, 2021.
  • Mid-point and final evaluations must be completed by both the student and start-up.
  • Students and start-ups are required to post to social media channels regarding the internship experience at least once during the course of the 10-week internship.

 

For questions about these requirements, please contact Heather MacNeill at Heather.MacNeill@unh.edu

About Our Sponsor
 

Due to the generosity of the Patten Family Foundation and UNH alumni donors, each summer up to ten (10) UNH Durham students from any college or major can get hands-on experience working at a start-up company. Priority is 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. Our internship program provides that experience. The summer of 2020 is the fourth iteration of the program. This opportunity is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Our Students and Start-Ups Have To Say

Having the chance to work at a start-up company is rare and I took full advantage of the opportunity. I was able to see start-up culture and what goes into developing a successful company. I think every UNH student should apply for the Paid Student Internship at a Start-ups Program!

Jessie DeLouis ’21, intern at YouScheduler


Having an intern from UNH has been fantastic!  She is a real go-getter and has jumped in with us on all operations. We are loving having her as a part of our summer team!

Karen Larson, President, Soake Pools

Watch Our Summer Internship Videos

Summer 2020 Internship Companies

 

 

MEET OUR PAST INTERNS

   

Rob Andreasse ('21, Paul College) is interning with NextStep HealthTech, a digital health services company founded by a UNH alum. 

Rob's Blog


   

Isaiah Barba ('22, Paul College) was paired with Brickleaf Properties, a real estate investment company founded by a UNH alum. 

Isaiah's Blog


   

Carola Davis ('23, Paul College) got an internship with Soteria Solutions, a company providing research-based, strategic, and thoughtful approaches to prevent sexual and interpersonal harassment.

Carola's Blog


   

Kelsie Dawe ('22, Paul College) is working with Kikori, a tool which aligns experiential education activities with teaching and social emotional standards which educators can use to meet their students' unique needs and transform their classroom

Kelsie's Blog


   

Darren Gibadlo ('21, Paul College) got an internship with NOCA Beverages, a spiked still water company started by a group of UNH alums.

Darren's Blog


  

Aidan Kittredge ('21, Paul College) interns with Aisling Organics Cosmetics, a natural and organic cosmetics company with a plastic neutral footprint. 

Aidan's Vlog Channel


  

Marisa Labadini ('21, Paul College) in interning with Unruly Splats, a Boston-based company building ridiculously fun learning tools and experiences for the young people who will create the future. 

Marisa's Blog


  

Anna Pollak ('23, Paul College) is working with Soake Pools, a NH company building revolutionary, space-saving pools that combine the best of a pool and a hot tub, and provide year-round enjoyment.

Anna's Blog


  

Hailley Simpson ('22, Paul College) was paired with Craic Sauce, a local and independent small batch hot sauce company!

Hailley's Blog

 

   

DJ Beasley ('21, College of Liberal Arts) got an internship with Sleepbox, a microhotel bringing affordability to popular destinations. “I am very excited to to intern at Sleepbox in Boston, MA this summer. I will serve as a marketing coordinator and I look forward to the experience that I will gain from this position,” said DJ. 

DJ's Blog  |  DJ's Video Summary


   

Alex Bunnell ('20, Paul College) got an internship with UniteGPS, experts in solution development and vehicle tracking. “I'm excited to gain insight into what it's like to work for a local tech startup.” said Alex. 

Alex's Blog


  

Jessie DeLouis ('21, Paul College) interns with YouScheduler, a technology that empowers students to build their best possible schedules around their needs and preferences.  It was founded in August 2018 by two Computer Science majors at the University of New Hampshire.  Their office is right across the hall from the ECenter!

Jessie's Blog  |  Jessie's Video Summary


  

Jon Dryja ('20, Paul College) is working with Twin Barns Brewing, a brand new brewpub near Lake Winnipesaukee in NH.  “I'm very excited for the opportunity to work with Dave Picarillo and the team at Twin Barns Brewing this summer. It's a huge opportunity,” said Jon.

Jon's Blog


  

Annie Henry ('20, Paul College) was paired with Wallit, a smart digital wallet and money app for families with teens.  “I am looking forward to gaining valuable, hands on work experience at a growing startup company,” said Annie.

Annie's Blog


  

Jacob Lenef ('22, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences) interns with SplitFit, an app making the best workout, with a personal trainer, convenient and affordable.  “I am super excited to intern at SplitFit in Boston, MA this summer. I cannot wait to start,” said Jacob.

Jacob's Blog  |  Jacob's Video Summary

   

Alexandra Fogarty ('19, Paul College) got an internship with Industolutions, a discovery platform focused exclusively on industry solutions. “I feel that I am learning so much regarding business, start-ups, and marketing that will become so relevant in my future business studies,” said Alexandra. The internship was so successful that Alexandra is staying on at Industolutions part-time during the 2018-2019 academic year!

Alexandra's Blog | Alexandra's Video Summary


   

Emily Masse ('19, COLA) got an internship with NOBL, a nitro-brew coffee start-up founded by a UNH alum. “It’s a great office to be in, very casual and welcoming while also very driven towards success,” said Emily. We're excited to share that Emily is staying on at NOBL part-time during the 2018-2019 academic year!

Emily's Blog | Emily's Video Summary


  

Sierra Migneault ('19, Paul College) interns with PickUp Patrol, a cloud-based web application that streamlines the school dismissal process.  A start-up "is very different than a professional setting that I am so used to. Working with a family startup I feel like I joined the family!” said Sierra.

Sierra's Blog | Sierra's Video Summary


  

 

Arseniy Shapovalov ('19, Paul College) interns with Cuseum, a Boston start-up dedicated to increasing user engagement with museums through customized mobile interfaces.  “In a startup, growth happens every single day. Hard work pays off with new horizons for the company and a doze of endorphins for each contributor. This environment excites and motivates me, so I look forward to exit the program as a better person,” said Arseniy.

Arseniy's Blog | Arseniy's Video Summary


 

 

   

Josefina Ondo-Baca (Senior, Paul College) got an internship at Mayflower Venues, a blossoming wedding planning startup in the Boston area. She said of the internship program, “The experience gave me insight into the challenges and opportunities of a start-up and it has made me more confident in my ability to enter the professional work force.”

View Josefina's Blog  |  View Josefina's Video Summary


  

Sriyaa Shah (Senior, COLA) interned with Cuseum, a Boston start-up dedicated to increasing user engagement with museums through customized mobile interfaces.  “It was truly rewarding having the CEO of the company as my supervisor. He constantly presented us with opportunities to visit events. This gave the entire team a chance to network and make connections with other professionals,” said Sriyaa.

View Sriyaa's Blog  |  View Sriyaa's Video Summary


   

Adrianna Lamparelli (Junior, Paul College) got an internship with NOBL, a nitro-brewed coffee start-up founded by a UNH alum. “The company quickly became my family,” said Adrianna. “Also, this internship has filled my resume more in these 10 weeks than any of my other jobs have in the past 5 years.”


  

Cody Twombley & Nick Stuart (Sophomores, Paul College) got internships with Minim, a Manchester based tech startup focusing on IoT cloud security. They said, “Experiences like this are few and far between. It has been a crucial part of our development as entrepreneurs.”

View Cody's Blog  |  View Cody's Video Summary

View Nick's Blog  |  View Nick's Video Summary

Other Internships Available Through UNH Career and Professional Success (CaPS)


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.

Learn more here.

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