Paid Student Internship at Start-Ups Program

UNH ECenter student interns with local beverage startup
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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!

About Our Sponsors

Thanks to the generosity of the ECenter's friends and sponsors, each summer up to ten UNH Durham students from any college or major can get hands-on experience working at a start-up company. Our sponsors are generous UNH alumni donors. 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. This opportunity is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

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What Our Students and Start-Ups Have to Say


Jessie Delouis

"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!"


Karen Larson

"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!"


Summer 2024 Internship Companies

Sports Viso Inc. logo
Kikori logo
NOCA logo
GoodWork logo
Auris Bioenergy Inc. logo
Account Tree logo
get Axel logo
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New England Barrel Company logo
R3vamp logo
Ursa logo

Meet Our Interns

William Joyner

William Joyner ('24, CEPS) is interning with CADSPARC. Check out William's weekly blog.



Yassine Jakib

Yassine Jakib ('24, CEPS) was paired with Polyjoule. Check out Yassine's weekly blog.

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Tom Keegan

Tom Keegan ('23, Paul College) got an internship with Evolve Talent.

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Taylor Ribeiro ('23, Paul College) worked with Aisling Organics. Check out Taylor's weekly blog.

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Sia Manna ('25, CEPS) got an internship with Wristruments. Check out Sia's weekly blog.

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Nova Robbins ('25, Paul College) interns with Blustream. Check out Nova's weekly blog.

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Luke DeRidder ('23, Paul College) in interning with Helios Sports. Check out Luke's weekly blog.

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Johanne Nichols ('24, Paul College) was paired with Auris BioEnergy. Check out Johanne's weekly blog.

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Jocelyne Bisson ('24, Paul College) is working with GoodWork. Check out Jocelyne's weekly blog.

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Jason Guinard ('23, Paul College) is working with Prapela. Check out Jason's weekly blog.

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Ivy Shattuck ('23, COLA) is working with NOCA. Check out Ivy's weekly blog.

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Gunnar De Young ('23, Paul College) is working with Kikori. Check out Gunnar's weekly blog.

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Francis Molino ('23, CEPS) is working with FAT Mongoose. Check out Francis' weekly blog.

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Burke Griffin ('22, Paul College) is working with Sports Visio. Check out Burke's weekly blog.

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Bella Dziak ('24, COLSA) is working with Waking Web Farm. Check out Bella's weekly blog.

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Addison Craven ('24, Paul College) is working with Great Bay Renewables, LLC. Check out Addison's weekly blog.

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Kate Bilodeau ('22, Paul College) is working with Sports Visio.

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James Sullivan III ('25, Paul College) is working with Sports Visio.

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Thank You to Our ECenter Corporate Sponsors

Premier Sponsors


Venture Plus Sponsors

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pierce atwood llp

Venture Sponsors

3edge asset management
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