Semester in the City




The University of New Hampshire and the College for Social Innovation (a Boston non-profit) have partnered to bring undergraduates the opportunity to spend a semester in Boston in a rigorous 30+ hour per week internship with a leading social change organization (nonprofit, business, or public sector) – in community development, social justice, health, education, environment, and other areas dedicated to the public good. This 16-credit Semester in the City program includes an intensive evening course that examines the theory and practice of various social change approaches, and a series of Friday seminars and reflective workshops – thereby equipping a new generation of leaders who understand both direct and systemic approaches to social and environmental change. 

Make an appointment with a student Changemaker Coach 
who has completed Semester in the City!


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Applicants must complete the UNH Study Away Eligibility Form and you're encouraged to schedule a chat with Faina

Fall & Spring Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Spring Deadlines: Priority: September 30  Final: October 31
Fall Deadlines: Priority: March 1  Final: April 1

Apply any time for a future semester!

Have a friend who isn't Enrolled at UNH?

Semester in the City is now accessible to ALL STUDENTS working towards a four year degree!

In January 2018, the UNH formally became the University of Record for Semester in the City. Meaning students at colleges/universities that have not yet directly partnered with the program can now partake in Semester in the City, earning 16 credits through UNH, to transfer back to their home college/university.

Learn more about Semester in the City in UNH Today


Hear from a few Social Innovation Fellows about their internships through Semester in the City.

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Leah Kupperman


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Becca Barton


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Jill Howard


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Adam Stevens

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Anh Thomas Vu


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Jonathan Davis
  Sean Fogarty  
James Smugereski 

UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise Semester in the City