Do you want to change the world? Whether you’re already committed to a career at the intersection of mission and business, or curious how to apply your major’s skills towards social and environmental good, the 9-week Social Innovation Internship will: (1) Connect you to leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations for a rigorous and meaningful summer internship; (2) Provide UNH training in social innovation; and (3) Support you to mobilize your UNH peers during the school year. All this, along with a $4,000 stipend!
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. Interns spend the majority of the summer at their respective host organizations and occasionally come together as a cohort for trainings in social innovation and entrepreneurship and externships at mission-driven organizations. At a high-profile Showcase at the end of the summer, interns present on their experiences and their recommendations for how UNH can better support student change-makers and social entrepreneurs.
2019 Timeline (2020 Dates Coming Soon)
|Friday, February 15, 2019
|Early application deadline for preferred consideration|
|Friday, March 1, 2019
|Final application deadline|
|Monday, February 11 to Friday, March 8, 2019||
Interviews at UNH with Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise
|Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 22, 2019||Host organizations interview finalists at host sites|
|Monday, March 25, 2019||Internship matches announced|
|Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, July 24, 2019||
2019 Social Innovation Internship in Progress
On Campus Training and Externship Days
- Orientation Days (Both cohorts together both days)
- Monday, May 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Training Day One
- Cohort A: Thursday May 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Cohort B: Friday, May 31, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Training Day Two
- Cohort A: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Cohort B: Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Training Day Three
- Cohort A: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Cohort B: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Showcase Prep Session 1 (Both cohorts together)
- Monday, July 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Showcase Prep Session 2 (Both cohorts together)
- Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Wednesday, July 24, 2019||
Social Innovation Internship Showcase | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.