2017 Application Deadlines:
Priority deadline: February 13 | Final deadline: February 27
UNH juniors, sophomores, and exceptional freshman in good standing are encouraged to apply. Seniors and Graduate students are also eligible. The internship is awarded and administered by the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, and applicants are chosen by an independent review panel and the host organization after interviewing.
Students will be selected based on:
- Evidence of prior achievement in academic and extracurricular activities
- Relevant skills, interests, and goals
- Potential for, and commitment to, UNH peer leadership in the following school year
- GPA 3.0 or above
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: Student applications will be considered on a rolling basis (translation: it benefits you to apply early). The priority deadline is February 13 and final deadline is February 27, 2017. Promising candidates will interview internally at UNH. On March 3, two to three top candidates for each host organization will be forwarded to host partners for their consideration. Interviews at the Host Site will take place March 6-10. Final placements will be announced by March 14, 2017.
Internship: Students must be available from Orientation on Monday, May 22 until the final Showcase on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Students will work at host sites full-time (35-40 hours per week) for nine weeks from May 23 through July 21, 2017, with the exception of three UNH trainings.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Faina Bukher, Program Manager, Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise.