The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE) is an interdisciplinary center offering high impact experiences for UNH students to apply their academic learning in real world settings. CSIE drives student, faculty, staff and community engagement in social innovation, an exciting emerging field which harnesses the tools of business and public policy, as well as more traditional tools such as philanthropy, advocacy and civic engagement, to contribute to a socially and environmentally more sustainable world.
Aligned with UNH’s vision to prepare individuals to excel in their careers, engage in their communities, and actively contribute to solving local and global challenges, CSIE initiates innovative experiential education and engaged research through active collaboration with the business and broader community.
The Social Venture Innovation Challenge engages aspiring and practicing student and community social entrepreneurs in designing novel, sustainable, business-orientated solutions to some of society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Click to learn more
Semester in the City gives UNH students a chance to pursue or discover their passions while earning college credit and building skills as a change-maker. Leading social change organizations in Boston are hosting students in fall and spring semesters. Click here to learn more and apply!
Each spring, the Center selects idealistic, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program – a paid, 8-week summer immersion combining business and social/environment change. Click here to hear more about the 2016 internships