UNH juniors, sophomores, and exceptional freshman in good standing are encouraged to apply at the begining of spring semester. Seniors and Graduate students are also eligible. Applicants for the Social Innovation Internship are chosen by an independent review panel at UNH and then a smaller subset of selected applicants will go on to interview with the host organization(s) prior to final selection and matching.
Students are selected based on:
  • Prior achievement in academic and extracurricular activities
  • Relevant skills, interests, and goals
  • Potential for, and commitment to leadership 
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • References


Learn about the internship in The College Letter 

What students are saying about the summer Social Innovation Internship

“If you are interested in social and environmental issues but don't know how to make your interests into a career, the Social Innovation Internship is just for you. This internship will help you learn more about social innovation and how YOU can make a difference in your work and future career. When people think of making a difference, they automatically think of working for a non-profit of some sort. However, there are various career paths you can go down to still be making an impact. The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise will help you see the bigger picture of what you are capable of in terms of working on social change.”

“Having a career that is involved in social justice, social change, and/or social innovation feels more like a priority now than it ever did. Before, it was an option that sounded interesting, but maybe not all that realistic. Now, I feel more inclined to look for jobs that make me feel as though I have a real purpose that is driving me. I've always been informed and up-to-date on issues, but this experience made me feel like I can go a step beyond being informed and actually make change.”

Applications:  If you are interested in an internship for the summer of 2020, submit your intent to apply now! 

Priority deadline: February 16, 2020. Final deadine: March 1, 2020.

Internship: Students must be available from Orientation on Monday, May 26, 2020 - Friday, July 31. Students will work at host sites full-time (40 hours per week) for nine weeks from May 26  through July 31, 2020, with the exception of the UNH training/externship days.

Students will present at the end of summer Showcase on July 23, 2020.

If you have any questions, contact Faina Bukher, Program Director, Changemaker Education.