2018 Internships

Our Social Innovation Internship hosts are leading for-profit, non-profit and government organizations, each with an innovative, market-based approach achieving its social or environmental mission.  Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in meaninful projects that are strategic to the host organization. 

Logos of 2018 internships


Community and Economic Development

  • The COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY (CDFA) will work with an intern to investigate opportunities to remove barriers to the development of clean energy projects in NH. [Concord, NH] 
  • ***The INSTITUTE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS (IRT) will work with an intern to conduct research on national impact and diversity. [Andover, MA]
  • The NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION will work with an intern to assist in the evaluation of outcomes from scholarship investments in New Hampshire students. [Concord, NH]
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND (ROC NH) will work with two interns on their state team to end housing insecurity and financial vulnerability among residents of manufactured housing (mobile home) communities. [Concord, NH]
  • ROC USA will work with an intern on their national team, to help with loan underwriting and closing, portfolio management and portfolio research. [Concord, NH]

Social Enterprise

  • **The FREEDOM CAFÉ will work with an intern to assist with the development of systems to control financial sustainability and missional impact. [Durham, NH]
  • KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS will work with an intern to support the implementation of large-scale Shared Services projects. [Newburyport, MA or Boston, MA]
  • NEW GENERATION will work with an intern to increase their programs and services to fulfill a broad range of essential needs for homeless pregnant women and mothers of small children. [Greenland, NH]
  • UNH TRASH 2 TREASURE (T2T) will work with an intern to serve as their Summer Coordinator, a primary and integral role in preparing T2T for the annual yard sale. [Durham, NH]

Sustainable Investing

  • IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC | PAX WORLD FUNDS Pax World Funds ("Pax") are advised by Impax Asset Management LLC, formerly Pax World Management LLC, a pioneer in the field of sustainable investing. [Portsmouth, NH]
  • PRIME BUCHHOLZ LLC will work with an intern to collect environment, social, and governance (ESG) policies and responses to ESG questionnaires across our recommended investment managers, to score the managers with respect to ESG implementation and to assist members of the Mission-Aligned Investment Committee in the ongoing due diligence monitoring of recommended managers.

  • VERIS WEALTH PARTNERS will work with a part-time intern to help improve Veris’ commitment to corporate responsibility. [Portsmouth, NH]
  • The UNH FOUNDATION will work with an intern to help support the Committee on Investor Responsibility and the Foundation’s continuing work on sustainable investing. [Durham, NH]

Sustainability

  • BERRYDUNN will work with an intern to develop and implement a prototype Corporate Sustainability Benchmarking Program. [Manchester, NH]
  • CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS will work with an intern to help build their community engagement strategy. [Flexible.  Concord NH, Salem NH, Auburn MA, Saco ME, White River Junction, VT]
  • COCA-COLA NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND will work with an intern to support their team in pursuing further opportunities to build a stronger, more strategic culture of community partnerships. [Londonderry, NH]
  • COLE HAAN will work with an intern to support their commitment to Code of Conduct compliance and continuous improvement in the supply chain. [Greenland, NH]
  • **GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND will work with an intern to strategically analyze and enhance its sustainability practices. [Gorham, ME]
  • PETE AND GERRY’S will work with an intern to support their key sustainability initiatives for continuous improvement opportunities to reduce waste in the production process and improve their environmental footprint.  [Monroe, NH (free housing available)]
  • The POST-LANDFILL ACTION NETWORK (PLAN) will work with an intern to support a UNH campus wide assessment and strategic plan of Zero Waste infrastructure. [Dover, NH/Durham, NH]
  • REVISION ENERGY will work with an intern to increase awareness of the ReVision Energy brand in the local community. [Brentwood, NH]
  • TIMBERLAND will work with an intern to develop a toolkit of resources for global stewards to efficiently implement programs and practices that minimize environmental impacts at their locations. [Stratham, NH]

**This internship opportunity is restricted to undergraduates in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and is made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Internship Opportunity Fund.

***This internship was made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Social Justice Leadership Project in the UNH Women’s Studies Program.


BERRYDUNN

BerryDunn LogoBerryDunn is the largest certified public accounting and management consulting firm headquartered in Northern New England. With over 330 employees, our people bring experience from both national and regional accounting firms and provide the high-quality, proactive, value-added services required to support the complexities of our clients’ financial needs, at fees they can afford.

BerryDunn was founded in 1974 by three principals who sought to embrace client focus, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to the communities where we live and work. As a result, those small-firm values are built into everything we do. Our professionals are deeply involved as leaders and innovators in the local community and in protecting the natural environment, and take a forward-thinking role in driving related initiatives.

Comprised of nine members from BerryDunn’s Manchester office, our Community Action Board guides our civic and sustainability initiatives within the firm and in our communities. BerryDunn employees are active volunteers and contributors for myriad organizations across New England, giving back in ways that make sense for each individual. Every Friday, we hold Jeans for Charity Day, focusing our giving over the course of the year on a variety of employee-nominated organizations doing good work in our communities—from animal rescue to environmental groups and more. Moreover, BerryDunn is a member of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, whose mission is to build and support a network of businesses committed to adopting socially responsible business practices, recognizing that people, principles and profits are inseparably linked.

Social Innovation Internship at BerryDunn

Corporate Sustainability Benchmarking Program

BerryDunn’s Social Innovation Intern will develop and implement a prototype Corporate Sustainability Benchmarking Program—a first-of-its-kind program for the firm. Through this work, the intern will play a pioneering role in advancing BerryDunn’s social responsibility efforts in New Hampshire and beyond, and enhance the firm’s ability to support the corporate sustainability of our clients.

Under the supervision of a team of dedicated supervisors the intern will:

  • Craft a prototype corporate sustainability benchmarking assessment that is both comprehensive enough to yield meaningful measurements and resultant recommendations, yet flexible enough to be applied to companies and organizations across diverse industries.
  • Research, identify and document the key measures of corporate sustainability across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, real estate, entertainment, construction, professional services, natural resources, telecommunications, energy and more.
  • Collaborate with BerryDunn stakeholders at all levels to measure and drive the project’s success, including regular written and verbal communication, meeting facilitation, completing internal training sessions, and potential travel to BerryDunn headquarters in Portland, ME.
  • Champion continuous program improvement by performing frequent reviews to identify strengths and areas for improvement; soliciting feedback from internal subject matter experts; and adjusting as appropriate.
  • Perform the prototype Corporate Sustainability Assessment on-site at client locations, including issuance of a final assessment report to BerryDunn engagement team members and key client personnel.

 

  • Location: Manchester, NH

CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS

Casella LogoCasella Waste Systems is a vertically integrated solid waste resource management company headquartered in Rutland, VT. Founded in 1975, the company has established itself as a leader in providing customer-focused sustainable waste and recycling solutions. Casella’s methodical Resource Solutions approach applies the organization’s knowledge and experience in recycling, collection, organics, energy and landfills to create measurable economic and environmental value for its customers and communities.

Social Innovation Internship at Casella Waste Systems

Our Social Innovation Intern will focus on our community engagement strategy. At each of our many locations throughout the northeast, we are proud to engage with and invest in our local communities. We believe that effective community engagement makes our business stronger.

Specifically, the intern will be tasked with some or all of the following projects:

  • cataloging our various current forms of community engagement
  • identifying opportunities for more effective community engagement
  • preparing a plan for building an increasingly robust and effective platform for community engagement across the company
  • evaluating our website to better serve sustainability-focused customers
  • developing and delivering more effective recycling education material
  • building out the sustainability services we offer to our municipal customers

The goal of the project will be to integrate community engagement into our sustainability management and reporting program to ensure that we fully and consistently apply our core values of service, trust, responsibility, integrity, continuous improvement, and teamwork to this important aspect of our business.

Location: Flexible.  Concord NH, Salem NH, Auburn MA, Saco ME, White River Junction, VT


COCA-COLA OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND

CCNE LogoCoca-Cola of Northern New England (CCNNE), is one of the largest franchise bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the country. Headquartered in Bedford, NH, CCNNE offers an expansive portfolio of popular drinks that includes everything from its namesake beverages to Dasani waters, smartwater, vitaminwater, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Powerade sports drinks, Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffees, Minute Maid juices, Zico coconut waters, and more. The company owns and operates three state-of-the-art production facilities and 29 sales centers that serve customers all over New England and Upstate and Western New York.

CCNNE employs more than 3,700 associates across its seven-state territory. The company embraces sustainable business practices, economic empowerment for its associates and their families, and genuine connections to the communities that CCNNE is fortunate enough to serve. For more information, visit www.ccnne.com, and follow CCNNE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Social Innovation Internship at Coca-Cola of Northern New England

CCNNE prides itself on deep and meaningful connections to local communities in the Northeast, including key partnerships with organizations such as the Special Olympics, American Red Cross, and New Hampshire the Beautiful. CCNNE’s local branches strive to support a diverse range of community events and initiatives through product donations, sponsorships and employee volunteerism.

Last September, CCNNE acquired two new production facilities and 19 sales centers. This major acquisition created an opportunity to strengthen community partnership throughout CCNNE’s expanded territory, and the company would like to be more strategic in its community outreach and giving.

The UNH Social Innovation Intern will be tasked with helping CCNNE build a stronger, more strategic culture of community partnerships by managing a multi-faceted project to inventory current community initiatives and recommend ways of enhancing those partnerships and growing new ones. The Social Innovation Intern will have access to senior leaders from CCNNE for project guidance and mentorship. In turn, CCNNE expects the intern to develop a comprehensive database of existing community partnerships for all of the company’s facilities. The intern will then draft recommendations to guide the future of CCNNE’s community engagement. This could include guidelines for evaluating sponsorship and product donation requests, suggestions for new community partnerships and more.

Working closely with CCNNE’s Public Affairs and Communications team, the intern will be encouraged to tailor the scope of the project to achieve the greatest shared value across divisions of the company. The ideal intern will have an interest and experience in research, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, an understanding of non-profit partnerships and a desire to foster new collaborations.

Experience in the beverage industry is not required, as CCNNE is excited to immerse the intern in various aspects of the business through facility tours, market visits and participation in community events, as schedules permit.

Location: Bedford, NH


COLE HAAN

Cole Haan LogoCole Haan LLC, with its Global Headquarters in Greenland, New Hampshire and Creative Center in New York City, is an iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer of premium men’s and women’s footwear, handbags, leather accessories, outerwear and eyewear. Cole Haan stands for its commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. 

At Cole Haan, our mission is to inspire people to live extraordinary, purpose-filled lives. Naturally, this includes the millions of people who buy and wear Cole Haan products every year. However, it also includes our dedicated employees around the world and extends to our innovative manufacturing partners and their dedicated employees as well.

To become a respected global lifestyle brand and a company that maintains profitable growth, we believe we must do our part to create meaningful social impact through our business practices. This begins with our greatest opportunity for impact: our global supply chain.

We are making a long term commitment to continuous improvements in the labor conditions and social performance in our supply chain. Moreover, looking to ways to make social compliance a routine part of our supplier evaluation and purchasing process. We are initiating programs to ensure all partners receive a consistent message from our production, technical, and Corporate Responsibility teams.

Social Innovation Internship at Cole Haan

The Social Innovation Intern at Cole Haan will help to consistently integrate our recently launched management systems approach to continuous improvement in the supply chain by introducing suppliers and brand partners to our new supply chain management software.

Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility, the intern will have exposure to and communicate with Cole Haan leadership, NGO partners, software partners, factories, and licensees.

To help implement Cole Haan’s commitment to Code of Conduct compliance and continuous improvement, projects may include:

  • Introduce and on-board a designated set of licensees and their factories into supply chain management software system
  • Trouble-shoot technical on-boarding issues
  • Helping to create documents to educate internal and external teams (supply chain and licensees) and streamline on-boarding and audit scheduling processes to across global partners
  • Conduct data analysis comparing a set of licensees’ Social Fingerprint results to their corresponding factory audit performance

Location: Greenland, NH


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY (CDFA)

CDFA LogoThe Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is a statewide nonprofit public authority established by New Hampshire state law (RSA 162-L). CDFA currently manage nearly $60 million annually in deployed and managed community resources consisting of grants, loan products, and tax credit equity allocations to address issues such as affordable housing and economic opportunity for low and moderate income New Hampshire residents. CDFA’s Clean Energy Fund offers financial products and technical assistance to help municipalities, non-profits and businesses in New Hampshire better control their long term energy costs by improving the energy efficiency of their buildings and adding renewable energy technologies when economically appropriate.

A well-known barrier to the development of clean energy projects is often referred to as “the Split Incentive.” A building owner that rents space to a utility-paying tenant will often be slow to engage in clean energy projects because the cost savings resulting from any improvements will primarily benefit the tenant in the form of lower utility bills and improved spaces. Similarly, a tenant is unlikely to pay for improvements in a space that they don’t own and that they will occupy for an unknown period of time.  

The impacts of the split-incentive can affect both commercial and residential tenants with higher utility costs, deferred maintenance, and in many cases, poor indoor air quality and comfort. In the case of low to moderate income tenants, this issue can have a significant impact on quality of life and ability to cover utility expenses.  Landlords can be impacted by higher vacancy rates, lower building value, higher maintenance costs and more tenant complaints.

Social Innovation Internship at the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA)

The Social Innovation Intern will research, compile and summarize existing examples of lease agreements or other structures that have helped overcome this barrier for clean energy projects elsewhere, and then to help develop structures that could be used in New Hampshire. In addition, this process might require conversations with a variety of stakeholders including building owners, tenant groups and energy industry professionals. 

The intern will work directly with Scott Maslansky - CDFA’s Director of Clean Energy Finance and Clayton Mitchell, Ph.D. – Lecturer in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UNH Durham.

Location: Concord, NH


FREEDOM CAFE

Freedom Cafe LogoThe Freedom Café is a non-profit specialty café working to end human trafficking and the commercial exploitation of all people by providing consistent community engagement, education, and a simple way to fund the work necessary for a traffic-free world. The Café provides a space for individuals and organizations to connect, learn, volunteer and invest in the mission to create a traffic-free world. If you are passionate about this mission and enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea, we invite you to share your energy and strengths to help us make a greater impact. 

Social Innovation Internship at the Freedom Café

The Freedom Café Business Development Intern will assist the director in advancing the overall mission of the Freedom Café and will assist with the development of systems to control financial sustainability and missional impact. Internship duties will include a mix of data analysis, corporate financial management, content creation and donor relationship management. The Business Development Intern will apply marketing mix tools, leadership and organizational skills to successfully complete one to three specific marketing projects (such as product development, consumer promotions and advertising, brand analysis and competitive evaluation) and an Alumni Impact Analysis.

  • Gather, consolidate and synchronize customer, donor and alumni data across platforms, analyze results to gain business, volunteer and customer insights.
  • Develop customer and partner-facing reports, marketing and awareness materials
  • Optimize and manage marketing / missional awareness campaigns across digital and traditional formats
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget, recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of the overall operation, and develop financial forecasting report
  • Attend internal meetings, training and development courses as agreed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Location: Durham, NH

**This internship opportunity is restricted to undergraduates in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and is made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Internship Opportunity Fund.


GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND (GOODWILL NNE)

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Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (Goodwill NNE) is a nonprofit social enterprise that creates jobs, delivers needed services for people with diverse challenges, uses environmentally friendly products and processes – all while earning revenue to pay for and expand innovative workforce services in all three states.  Goodwill NNE operates retail stores, health care and cleaning services which help fund the innovative workforce programs that empower individuals and families to find personal stability through work.

Headquartered in Portland, Maine, Goodwill NNE has a three state service area comprised of Maine, New Hampshire and nine northern counties in Vermont (Gran Isle, Franklin, Orleans, Essex, Lamoille, Caledonia, Chittenden, Washington and Orange). Combined, this territory encompasses slightly more than 50 thousand square miles. An autonomous 501 (c) (3) organization, governed by a volunteer local board of directors with members from throughout our three state region of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Goodwill NNE is a member of Goodwill Industries International (GII), which is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. There are 165 community-based Goodwill organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Each Goodwill organization is independent and autonomous, managed by local staff and a local Board of Directors.

Social Innovation Internship at Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

At Goodwill, sustainability is the deliberate integration of economic, social and environmental considerations as the driver of our business model to ensure long-term mission fulfillment.  The Intern will research purchasing and sustainability practices, as well as support current practices.

Specifically, the intern will have the opportunity to work directly with the Director of Purchasing, learning best practices for sustainability in the workplace and about Goodwill’s purchasing practices through active participation on its Sustainability Committee.  The summer project will entail:

  • A review and analysis of the current Energy Consumption Tracking Process & Energy Cost-Savings Plan
  • Research and identification of opportunities for improvement
  • Report outs to various stakeholders

Location: Gorham, ME

**This internship opportunity is restricted to undergraduates in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and is made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Internship Opportunity Fund.


IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC | PAX WORLD FUNDS
 

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Pax World Funds ("Pax") are advised by Impax Asset Management LLC, formerly Pax World Management LLC, a pioneer in the field of sustainable investing. Pax offers a diverse lineup of mutual funds focused on the risks and opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy. Each fund integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) research into the investment process to better manage risk and deliver competitive long-term investment performance. Since 1971, Pax has made it possible for investors to pursue financial returns while having a positive social and environmental impact.

The firm is committed to high standards of corporate social responsibility, both in its investment approach and in the manner in which it conducts its own business. Headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, the firm strives to manage its operations as sustainably as possible. In 2016 and 2017, Pax was named one of the Best Companies to Work For in NH by Business NH Magazine and NH Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Social Innovation Internship at Impax Asset Management LLC/Pax World Funds

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Sustainability Research, our intern will:

  • Conduct research on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that illuminate Pax’s ESG analysis and principles
  • Assist the sustainability research department with research related to sustainable investing

 

Location: Portsmouth, NH


INSTITUTE FOR RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS

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The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) empowers talented underserved and underrepresented future educators to teach and serve as leaders in American education because diversity is essential to excellence.

CORE VALUES:

  • Diversity. We believe that a diversity of educators, pedagogies, and ideas elevates the quality, expands the scope, and enhances the richness of education.
  • Excellence. We believe creating a culture of inquiry that seeks to cultivate analytical rigor, high standards and innovation in approaches to teaching and learning as core attributes of our future educators is the most effective way to realize educational excellence in our schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Influence. We invest in the next generation of educators because we know that a quality education provided by an effective teacher is the single greatest influence on student success.
  • Empowerment. We believe that providing diverse students with educational and professional advocacy and mentorship in higher education will expand their career options as well as equip them to inspire more students as teachers, role models, and innovative thought leaders in education.
  • Leadership. As an organization, we will act with intention and integrity in our decision-making, leadership, and governance through a culture of adaptability, assessment and introspection, and innovation. Fiscal sustainability is fundamental to our purpose.

Social Innovation Internship at the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

The Social Innovation intern will support us with several key research projects, as well as provide day-to-day assistance with our Summer Workshop, a four week intensive academic fellowship program on the campus of Phillips Andover in Andover, MA.

  • Key responsibilities might include, but are not limited to:
    • Amassing an IRT Resource Guide that compiles not only key information about graduate school applications, professionalism in academia, funding opportunities, but also provides key readings and canonical texts in our most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
    • Conducting research on national impact and diversity in all areas of K-12 and higher education – utilizing clearinghouse data as well as surveys from our alumni to assess the program
    • Working with the Recruitment and Admissions Program Specialist to assess past recruiting strategies and outreach efforts and design and compile a database that provides recruitment metrics for all 27 years of the IRT’s history
    • Support in programming for the Summer Workshop, including planning GRE sessions, workshops on professionalism and graduate school preparedness, and general administrative support

Location: Andover, MA

***This internship was made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Social Justice Leadership Project in the UNH Women’s Studies Program.


KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS

KOYA LOGOKoya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. Clients come to Koya—and return—for the gold standard in executive search. The executives we place are widely considered leaders in the nonprofit field.

Our founding philosophy, ‘the right person in the right place can change the world’, guides our work with clients across the country and around the world. Our team of close to 50 professionals nationwide hails from global executive recruiting firms as well as all corners of the nonprofit sector. Our combined experience provides us with an insider’s and outsider’s view of the field, and a deep network within the nonprofit and private sectors.

A key differentiator of Koya is that each member of our firm has a genuine passion for, and commitment to, mission-driven work. This firm-wide commitment impacts our approach to our work and results in trusted and lasting partnerships with our clients and candidates.

This commitment to mission-driven work is also core to how we treat our employees. Koya is a place where employees can bring their full selves to work; staff members are developed professionally and empowered to support the personal causes that matter most to them. We believe wholeheartedly that best-in-class service to candidates and clients can, and should, go hand in hand with being a best-in-class organization for our team.

Diversity is a deeply held value at Koya. We believe diversity spans gender, race, faith, ability and sexual orientation and strive to build diverse pools of talent in our work with clients and track metrics on diversity as a performance outcome for our recruiters. We are proud of the results of this commitment: over one-third of the leaders we place are executives of color and over 50% are women. Internally, we believe in and strive to foster a workplace in which all perspectives are valued and welcomed.

Koya has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, by Hunt Scanlon Media as one of the top 50 fastest growing executive search firms, and by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Best Staffing Firm to Work For in 2016 and 2017. In addition, Koya’s CEO & Founder, Katie Bouton, was named a 2016 Boston Brava Award Winner by SmartCEO, which recognizes high-impact women business leaders, and featured by the Boston Business Journal as an Emerging Leader for her success as founder and CEO of Koya.

To learn more about our story, our values and our portfolio of clients at Koya, please visit www.koyapartners.com.

2018 Social Innovation Internship at Koya

The Social Innovation Interns will join the Shared Services team of Koya which provides support across multiple business functions to the executive search teams based all over the country.  From Human Resources to IT, Finance, Operations, and Talent Management, the Shared Services team develops systems and processes that support the work of the search staff as well as responding to needs that arise as a result of a company growing in size, expanding its product offerings, and constantly striving to deliver the highest quality work product possible to our clients.

Reporting directly to the Vice President, People, Values, & Culture, they will serve as a strategist, consultant, and key implementer whose work will allow the Vice President and the entire Shared Services team to function at the highest levels through streamlining activities, communications, and projects as well as facilitating effective decision-making at all levels. The intern will be responsible for key projects during their internship tenure that will result in significantly more efficient processes for Koya on both the executive search and the shared services sides of the business. 

Glossary of DEI Terms (Special Project)

Our intern will work with multiple stakeholders internally and externally as well as draw on current research to create a glossary of DEI terms (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).  This glossary/guide will be critical for our search staff as they work with clients and navigate the ever-changing landscape of vocabulary and nomenclature in this space.  It will also be useful as our clients look to us to set an example for how relevant these are to our work together.  Accompanying pieces could be articles, research and other literature that gives context and background to terminology relevant to our clients and the work they do with communities across the country.  Additionally, the intern will research what other companies have on their websites and other accessible material with regard to DEI to propose additional steps we should take in our DEI efforts.  

Additional Information:

  • Assist with research and preparation for implementation of large-scale Shared Services projects which impact the entire firm. Projects may include – Shared Services scorecard; post- retreat follow up and survey analysis; Assistance with cross-functional projects involving HR, Finance and/or IT.  
  • Create communication plan and intended impact of Shared Services initiatives to the firm-at-large;
  • Function as project lead for Shared Services Team retreats and gatherings throughout the year in collaboration with Director of Talent Recruitment and Development;
  • Own and update Shared Services annual calendar and proactively anticipate necessary preparations for annual cycles and processes; 
  • Assist with other special projects as needed.

Research Intern

The Research Intern works is responsible for working with the research team to develop and implement research-based strategies to source candidates for Koya Leadership Partners’ executive searches. The research team is responsible for developing the pipeline of connectors and candidates at the start and the heart of each executive search.

The Research Intern’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate closely with the research team to develop and execute research to identify and contact potential candidates and connectors across a wide range of executive searches
  • Develop lists of target organizations and individuals
  • Conduct internet research to confirm contact information for prospects
  • Efficiently and effectively input, retrieve and update information in Koya’s proprietary database
  • Execute advanced research across an array of public and private sources, including Koya’s proprietary database, LinkedIn Recruiter, GuideStar, social media sites and tools, publications, and other informational sources on the web

Location: Newburyport, MA or Boston, MA


NEW GENERATION

New Generation provides shelter and guidance for pregnant and parenting homeless women and their infants regardless of race, religion, marital status, disability, or economic status.  New Generation offers more than shelter. Each resident participates in a program designed to increase proper and effective parenting and increase self-sufficiency. In addition to group housing for 7 residents, New Generation provides two Transitional Apartments for 1 woman with 2 children, or 2 women with 1 child each. Second Generation Thrift Shoppe, located in Greenland generates operating funds for the shelter programs, along with your donations.

New Generation programs and services fulfill a broad range of essential needs for homeless pregnant women and mothers of small children. Our services include providing shelter and food, parenting education, case management, life-skills coaching, transportation, and aftercare services.

2018 Social Innovation Internship at New Generation

New Generation’s Social Innovation Intern will develop one or more of three distinct projects and launch at least one program (depending on the intern’s skills and passions):

  • Resident Computer Lab

Establish a computer lab to teach the residents technical skills in order for them to independently research social services, permanent housing, education and job opportunities in the community. Supervised instruction and support, as well as direct one on one time with the residents to work on their specific goals will be included.  Additionally, the Intern will be responsible for undertaking research into securing needed resources for equipment.

Once a Computer Lab is established, the Intern will compile data to provide an electronic resource directory for staff and residents, leaving New Generation with tools to serve our current population of clients and many more in the future.

  • The Garden

Establish a Garden on the New Generation property to plant and harvest vegetables and incorporate healthy eating messages. This would ideally involve cooking and visits to the local Farmers Markets where residents get double dollars with food stamp benefits. Fitness walking, local hikes and exploring our natural environment would be complementary.  Dovetailing with our health and wellness goal, teaching habits like healthy eating and incorporating movement into everyday living, is how New Generation’s strives to instill the idea of health habits that will stay with residents as they launch into the community.

  • Budgeting for Success

Teaching a program for understanding personal planning for managing basics like rent, utilities, food and transportation. Additionally, covering concepts such as saving for the future, opening and maintaining checking accounts and establishing credit. The Intern will assess our current curriculum and provide additional resources to create an even better tool kit promoting financial knowledge and success to our clients. An assessment of the new tool kit (pre and post-test will be included). This project could include planning and facilitating field trips to banks, credit unions, the grocery store and car dealership to explore how finances work in a variety of settings. The residents we serve have often come from generational poverty and New Generation is focused on taking specific educational steps to build awareness and skills in this area.

Location: Greenland, NH


NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

NHCF LogoThe New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded by and for the people of New Hampshire.  The Foundation manages more than 1,800 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships every year.  We work with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, support great work happening in our communities, and lead and collaborate on high-impact initiatives.

Social Innovation Internship at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The Charitable Foundation's intern will work alongside our Senior Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer to help us better understand outcomes from scholarship investments in New Hampshire students by analyzing data sets and designing and administering a survey of New Hampshire students.  The intern will also have the opportunity to assist with review of the financial health of Foundation grantees, and to participate in convenings on workforce and education needs in the state.

Tasks involved include: 

  • Design, testing and administering survey
  • Data analysis and evaluation of outcomes
  • Written report with conclusions from survey
  • Recommendations to improve student outcomes

Location: Concord, NH


NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND (ROC NH)

Roc NH LogoImagine you own your home, but rent the land beneath it. The person or corporation that owns the land has you in a tight spot. If they decide to raise the rent every year, they can. If they decide to sell the land to someone who wants to make even more profit from it, they can.  Worst-case scenario: They sell to someone who wants to get rid of all the homes and build a big-box store. He can do that, too. And it means you either have to abandon your house and lose all of the money you’ve but into it, or come up with thousands of dollars to move it. It’s a crazy-sounding scenario, but for most of the 2.7-million Americans who live in this country’s 50,000 mobile home parks, this scenario is a fact of life.

At the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, we think there’s a better, more-just way. We tackle this issue of unfair insecurity by helping residents of mobile home—nowadays, they’re called manufactured home—parks purchase their communities and manage them as cooperatives. Cooperative resident ownership is the quickest and most-straightforward means for these homeowners to gain the economic security that comes with land ownership—control over costs and community improvements, limits on outside party profits and community closures. 

The Community Loan Fund pretty much invented the solution to this problem, and today, almost 7,000 homeowners live in New Hampshire’s 121 resident-owned communities (ROCs). Before and after we finance resident community purchases, our ROC-NH team provides expert coaching and technical assistance through the life of the community’s loan. We don’t simply shake hands and walk away after a sale goes through.

The ROC-NH model has been replicated in 13 other states, through a national organization called ROC USA. 

Social Innovation Internship at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

The Community Loan Fund will work with two highly motivated Social Innovation Interns. They will work alongside the ROC-NH staff canvassing and community organizing, creating budgets, and attending community meetings. As part of our work to educate and inform new communities about the process of becoming resident-owned, interns will also have the opportunity to create short videos that capture ROC life. You will create a valuable resource for the 121 (and growing!) ROCs in New Hampshire and even more communities nationally.

Interns won't be parked at a desk and never see sunlight. In this internship, they will work with the talented ROC-NH team in the office and the field and learn more about this affordable housing movement. It’s unlikely that two days will ever be the same! 

Location: Concord, NH


PETE AND GERRY’S ORGANIC, LLC

Pete and Gerry's LogoWith humble beginnings as a 3rd generation farm, Pete and Gerry’s has grown to become the nation’s #1 specialty egg producer.  As we continue to experience unprecedented 20-30% year-on-year growth, we remain committed to small family farm values.  We are dedicated to the sustainability of small family farms across America and the humane treatment of animals.  We are adamantly opposed to factory farm practices, believing that family farms are the best stewards of healthy hens, great tasting eggs and environmental sustainability. 

Today we are a 200+ employee multi-state employer with egg processing facilities in NH and PA; offices in Monroe, NH and Lebanon, NH; an extensive network of over 125 family farms in 13 states; and product distribution from coast-to-coast.  

As we’ve grown, we’ve remained committed to a triple bottom line (People, Planet, and Profit). 

  • In 2003, we became America’s first Certified Humane egg producer, under the auspices of Humane Farm Animal Care.
  • In 2013, we became America’s first egg producer to earn the “B-Corp Certified” designation as a For-Benefit Corporation, under the auspices of B-Labs.
  • In 2017 Pete and Gerry’s was named as one of twenty two New Hampshire based companies to  make the Inc. 5000 ranking
  • Between 2016 and 2017, we made over $5 mil in food bank donations

Interns with Pete and Gerry’s will find challenging learning opportunities in a very unique industry with a highly complex supply chain that provides opportunity to champion key sustainability initiatives that will drive our ongoing success.

Social Innovation Internship at Pete and Gerry’s

The Social Innovation Intern will be responsible for documenting and analyzing our waste streams to identify continuous improvement opportunities to reduce waste in the production process and improve our environmental footprint. 

The role will work cross functionally with our leadership, production, and quality teams.  The work will be done at our headquarters in Monroe, NH.  Consequently, Pete and Gerry’s offers free housing to the intern for the duration of the internship. The scope of this internship will include a paid trip (approximately 3 days) to our Greencastle, PA facility. 

Location: Monroe, NH 


POST-LANDFILL ACTION NETWORK (PLAN)

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The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) cultivates, educates and inspires the student-led Zero Waste movement. We inform students about the waste crisis and equip them with the necessary skills and resources to implement Zero Waste solutions in their campus communities. PLAN empowers our generation to be change makers. 

PLAN was founded by UNH Alum Alex Freid '13, and was built off the model of the UNH Trash 2 Treasure program. PLAN has 9 full-time staff located in 5 states across the country, and works with over 200 campuses nation-wide. 

2018 Social Innovation Internship at the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

Zero Waste Campus Assessment at UNH

The Social Innovation Intern at PLAN will work with PLAN staff to continue development of a new initiative - called the "Zero Waste Atlas", by testing a pilot of the program at UNH. Over the last year, PLAN has been working with campuses all over the U.S. to develop a new tool to assess Zero Waste infrastructure on college campuses and provide strategic implementation plan recommendations.

The intern will work with the UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise and the UNH Sustainability Institute (advised by Jenn Andrews) to fill in a campus wide assessment of Zero Waste infrastructure at UNH, and provide the outline of a strategic plan to achieve Zero Waste at UNH. 

Location: Dover, NH/Durham, NH

*This internship opportunity is restricted to undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts who transferred to UNH from a CCSNH institution and is made possible in part by support from the New Hampshire Humanities Collaborative, an initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


PRIME BUCHHOLZ LLC

Image of Prime Buchholz LogoPrime Buchholz LLC was established in 1988 and has grown to become a leading, uniquely independent investment advisory firm providing comprehensive investment solutions for more than 250 institutional clients. Headquartered in Portsmouth, NH—with offices in Boston and Atlanta—Prime Buchholz was one of the first investment advisors to develop in-depth expertise in alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, and real assets.

Our clients include educational endowments, private and public foundations, cultural and faith-based organizations, health care and insurance organizations, pension plans, and high net worth families.  We work closely with our clients to create, implement, and monitor investment policies and asset allocation strategies to meet their unique investment goals.

Throughout our history, Prime Buchholz has partnered with clients who have sought to align their investments with their mission.  From endowments seeking to divest from tobacco and alcohol to environmentally oriented foundations that both divest and proactively invest in solution-oriented products to clients who want their managers to integrate environment, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their investment process, we have been helping clients create portfolios that reflect their values for nearly three decades.

2018 Social Innovation Internship at Prime Buchholz LLC

Under the supervision of the co-Chairs of the Firm’s Mission-Aligned Investment Committee, our social innovation intern will:

  • Collect ESG policies and responses to ESG questionnaires across our recommended investment managers.

  • Work with research professionals to score the managers with respect to ESG implementation and update this information in our central data repository.

  • Assist members of the Mission-Aligned Investment Committee in the ongoing due diligence monitoring of recommended managers.

  • Participate in Mission-Aligned Investment Committee meetings.

Location: Portsmouth, NH


REVISION ENERGY

Revision LogoReVision Energy is a full-service design, engineering, and installation company with an unmatched depth of experience in Northern New England.  Our company has been ranked #1 in New England for rooftop solar installation and our work has been featured in industry magazines such as Solar Pro.   Since our founding in 2003, ReVision has grown from two guys in a garage to more than 200 employees across six locations. Our success is centered around a hiring philosophy of attracting exceptional, self-motivated individuals and empowering them to be the best professionals in the industry.  

Social Innovation Internship at ReVision Energy

The mission of the Events and Community Outreach Specialist is to increase awareness of the ReVision Energy brand in the local community through events, volunteer events, and networking groups, ultimately increasing sales in New Hampshire.  

Roles and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Primary responsibility is to source and plan local and regional events that build the ReVision Energy brand and result in qualified lead generation
  • Find, schedule, coordinate and represent ReVision Energy at local events, trade shows, and networking events
  • Locate and organize opportunities for ReVision employees to volunteer within the local community
  • Develop and grow marketing relationships with our local communities and non-profits
  • Identify events where ReVision Energy can present; schedule speakers to be at these events

Location: Brentwood, NH


ROC USA, LLC

ROC USA LogoImagine you own your home, but rent the land beneath it. The landlord who owns the land has you in a tight spot. If he decides to raise the rent every year, he can. If he decides to sell the land to someone who wants to make more of a profit from it, he can. Worst-case scenario: He sells to someone who wants to get rid of all the homes and build a big-box store.

He can do that, too.

Sounds unusual, but for most of the 2.7 million Americans who live in this country’s 50,000 mobile home parks, this scenario is a fact of life.

Homeowners themselves have demonstrated for over 30 years that there’s a better, more just way.

With the help of a national network of nonprofits, homeowners have been tackling their housing insecurity through self-help: They have been buying the mobile home park — nowadays, they’re called manufactured home communities — as cooperatives.

Resident ownership of the community through a co-op is simply the quickest and most-straightforward means for homeowners to gain the economic security that comes with land ownership – control over costs, limits on outside party profits, community improvements, and limits on change-of-use community closures.

ROC USA is a non-profit social venture that uses market-based strategies and an underlying self-sustaining economic model in order to better serve our customers at scale. ROC USA offers financing for community purchases as well as expert coaching and training from the first pre-purchase meetings through a sale and then for at least the life of the community’s loan. We don’t simply shake hands and walk away after a sale goes through.

Our national scope grew out of 25 years of experience here in the Granite State. The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund pretty much invented the solution to this problem, and today, almost 6,000 homeowners live in New Hampshire’s 120 resident-owned communities (ROCs).

Since our launch in 2008, we’ve used the New Hampshire model to help 86 co-ops in 14 additional states purchase their communities, preserving over 6,500 homes in the process. That represents $180 million in direct lending by our subsidiary community development financial institution (CDFI), ROC USA Capital. 

ROC USA was founded to “make resident ownership viable nationwide.”  In a word, that means scale at every level of the organization; all of which is in support of local ownership by the homeowners in each community.

Social Innovation Internship at ROC USA

In 2018, ROC USA Capital's intern will assist with loan underwriting and closing, portfolio management and portfolio research.  This internship will provides the intern with a solid background in community development lending enhancing anyone’s resume in the fields of finance and financial services. 

We know many interns are treated like, well, interns. Be assured that making coffee, fetching sushi or answering phones is not be part of the duties at ROC USA. 

Ask any of our past interns, you will be another staff member here, with real responsibilities, expectations and deadlines. The intern will make a real difference in people’s lives — people who have been treated unfairly simply because of their address.

ROC USA Capital, a US Treasury-certified CDFI, annually closes roughly 10 commercial mortgage loans, which averaged $3.5 million each of the last two years. These loans finance the purchase of Manufactured Home Communities by co-ops. ROC USA Capital staff also underwrites an equal number of due diligence loans and a smaller number of community rehab loans each year.  The last two years, annual lending has exceed $32 million per year. 

The 2018 Social Innovation Intern will report to our Loan Officer, a seasoned community development lender with over 12 years of CDFI experience. We expect the intern will participate in underwriting all loan types and assist with credit approval memos, ordering and analyzing due diligence reports including Appraisals, Property Conditions Reports and Environmental Site Assessments, and undertaking Portfolio Analyses to measure trends and project impact.

Location: Concord, NH


TIMBERLAND

Timberland LogoTimberland is a global outdoor lifestyle brand and an industry leader in environmental and social responsibility. At Timberland, we strive to be Earthkeepers in everything we do. We work hard to make products responsibly, to protect the outdoors, and to serve the communities around the globe where we live, work and explore. Click here to learn more about our corporate responsibility strategy. 

In 2006, Timberland launched the Global Stewards program, a group of employees from all Timberland’s regional locations, who volunteer above and beyond their regular job responsibilities to drive community service, forward Timberland’s environmental agenda, and create business value in their locations. The Global Stewards program increases the reach and impact of Timberland’s corporate responsibility efforts around the world by using locally relevant tactics that support global strategies.

Social Innovation Internship at Timberland

The 2018 Social Innovation Internship at Timberland will focus on the refinement and implementation of a Global Stewards Environmental Sustainability Toolkit (GEST). This toolkit will provide resources for global stewards to efficiently implement programs and practices that minimize environmental impacts at their locations. The toolkit will be customized to meet the needs of different location types (i.e. office, retail, distribution center) as well as cultural differences in varying regions of the world. 

Deliverables/Outcomes: 

  • Customized toolkit which provides relevant and effective resources to aid Global Stewards in reducing the environmental impacts at their locations as efficiently as possible.
  • Presentation explaining the toolkit development process and demonstration of how the toolkit can be used.

Location: Stratham, NH


UNH TRASH 2 TREASURE (T2T)

T2T LogoUNH Trash 2 Treasure (T2T) is a student-run social enterprise with the mission of assisting students, UNH and the local community in reducing waste. T2T’s main initiative is to run the move-out collection and yard sale program, reducing unnecessary discarded items from entering landfills. Consequently, T2T significantly reduces trash removal costs for the University and provides families back-to-school savings at move-in weekend yard sales. The success of this social enterprise is achieved through strong student leadership and passionate, active volunteers who want to promote sustainability.

T2T collects massive quantities of furniture and dorm items from students at the end of each school year to recycle or resell them at discounted prices the following Fall. Since its inception, T2T has saved students over half a million dollars in back-to-school expenses and diverted over 174 tons of waste from entering landfills.

The T2T intern will participate in the planning and implementation of our crowd-sourced collections and university-wide tag sale that generates over $20,000 in annual revenues. This exciting and invaluable opportunity will provide the intern with hands-on experience in the social enterprise sector. Taking part in the management, marketing, and innovation of T2T's operations provides the intern the chance to apply studies (from all disciplines) in a real-world scenario and have discretionary authority rarely found in student-run organizations.

Social Innovation Intern at UNH Trash 2 Treasure

T2T’s summer intern will serve as the Summer Coordinator and will play a primary and integral role in preparing T2T for the annual yard sale.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete initial position training with PLAN (Post-Landfill Action Network)
  • Organize materials in Williamson, Christensen, and all other storage locations
  • Gather waste items for recycling and disposal and coordinating their pickups
  • Schedule major clean up days (plastic cleaning, carpet cleaning, clothing, electronics testing, etc.)
  • Maintain positive rapport with UNH and Durham administrative bodies
  • Maintain a detailed journal throughout the summer of relevant dates, times, volunteers, tasks completed, problems/solutions, and suggestions for the future
  • Participate in weekly Executive Board meetings
  • Facilitate Sale during Move-In Weekend (with other Board Members and Volunteers of T2T)

Location: Durham, NH


UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (UNH) FOUNDATION

UNH Shield The UNH Foundation was established in 1989 to build private support for the University of New Hampshire. Our energetic team of dedicated professionals works in concert with the University to strengthen programs, support deserving students, provide opportunities for our talented faculty, enhance facilities, and address other areas of need.  In May 2017, the UNH Foundation created the Committee on Investor Responsibility to advise and educate the UNH Foundation Board’s Investment & Finance Committee on sustainable investing matters.  One of the key roles of the UNH Foundation is to oversee the University’s endowment, and works to preserve the purchasing power of its endowed funds, while providing a continuing and stable funding source to support the current and future mission of UNH. This new committee on Investor Responsibility is an important new initiative which will help UNH better align its investment philosophy with the University’s commitment to sustainability. The Committee was an important element in UNH’s successful initiative in 2017 to become one of three institutions in the country to achieve the Platinum level in STARS (Sustainable Tracking, Assessment and Rating System). 

Social Innovation Internship at the UNH Foundation

The Foundation's Social Innovation Intern will help support the CIR and the Foundation’s continuing work on sustainable investing. The focus for this internship is to evaluate ways for the Foundation and UNH to engage with the managers in its investment portfolio to promote sustainable investing. 

This could include a number of avenues:

1.    To increase our understanding of the state of the art in proxy voting that uses sustainability as an overlay;

2.    To investigate and develop a customizable communication to the Foundation’s existing fund managers (with whom proxy voting is not an option) that delineates the Foundation’s preferences for a fund’s proxy voting guidelines; 

3.    To investigate how UNH students, faculty and others can engage with UNH’s investment activities either via direct engagement with a small number of holdings, and/or via partnering with existing affinity organizations such as IEN or Ceres.

Location: Durham, NH


VERIS WEALTH PARTNERS

Veris LogoVeris Wealth Partners is a national sustainable wealth management firm dedicated to aligning families’ and foundations’ financial objectives with their mission and values. We structure fully-diversified portfolios that aim to drive social and environmental change while bringing rigor and discipline to the investment process. We believe this approach represents today’s most sophisticated investment thinking. Understanding the landscape of sustainable investing is a core Veris expertise. We strive to help our clients access superior investment and impact opportunities by leveraging deep knowledge of relevant financial, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Veris is a certified B Corporation, recognizing the firm’s social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Social Innovation Internship at Veris Wealth Partners

At Veris Wealth Partners, the Social Innovation Intern will be a part of Veris’s multi-office Sustainability Team tasked with improving Veris’ commitment to corporate responsibility. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating team meetings by helping to prepare meeting agendas, maintaining team’s action/item list and documenting meeting minutes
  • Creating the company’s annual carbon footprint documentation spreadsheet and calculating the company’s 2017 carbon footprint
  • Participating in the selection of the company’s 2017 carbon offset
  • Supporting the creation and implementation of company sustainability initiatives
  • Supporting companies’ ongoing evaluation for B Corporation status (B Corps are a new type of corporation that use the power of business to create public benefit.
  • Other projects as assigned

Location: Portsmouth, NH