Changemaker Fellowship

Changemaker Fellowship
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Pre-accepted into our distinguished internship program, 2 location options



Matched with a peer mentor



Build your UNH community and professional networks

What is the Changemaker Fellowship?

We're glad you're taking your first step to become a UNH Changemaker! The Changemaker Collaborative offers high-impact programs steeped in real-world experiential learning, framed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our mission is to inspire, train, and support the next generation of changemakers, to have the experiences necessary to build their confidence, courage and skills to create substantial impact towards a world where people, plant and economies all thrive.

Incoming first-year Changemaker Fellows are paired with a Changemaker Coach - a UNH student and peer mentor, with experience in our Changemaker Collaborative programs. They're here to help you make the most of your UNH experience and figure out how to make positive impact a reality. Fellows attend monthly "happy hours" with Changemaker Coachers and guest speakers, making this an awesome opportunity to get to know new, like-minded and mission-driven friends, network and explore opportunities to get involved and make a difference on campus and beyond. 

All Fellows are pre-accepted into our distinguished internship program Semester in the City (fall/spring 16 UNH credits). You can choose to intern in Boston or right here at UNH!
Questions? Reach out to our Director

Changemaker Fellowship benefits: Peer mentor, monthly networking happy hours, pre-accepted into Semester in the City internship program
Pre-Accepted program

Semester in the City (SITC) is an internship-based program in Boston; students earn 16 UNH credits, have a dedicated mentor and work on strategic projects for their host organization. Live in the BU/BC area in apartments with your cohort, plus other perks!

Now students can choose to intern right here at UNH through SITC @ UNH! Make an impact on campus and work with a mentor on a strategic sustainability project with a UNH department.



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    Fellows are paired with a peer mentor, a Changemaker Coach – who are UNH students with experience in our programs and changemaking here on campus and in the community. They're here to help you make the most of your UNH experience, while driving social, environmental and economic action.

    "Being a part of the Changemaker Fellowship has not only allowed me to meet peers of similar mindsets, yet who are so diverse in what their majors are and what they want to accomplish, but has also allowed me to create change and make an impact on campus."
    - Brooke Healy '24

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    Fellows attend monthly "happy hours" with the Changemaker Coaches and guest speakers – great networking and resource opportunities to get involved on campus and beyond.

    "Being a Changemaker Fellow has given me the network and the opportunities I need to help solve today’s most pressing problems.”
    - Jason Plante '23

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    Fellows are pre-accepted into our distinguished internship program:
    Semester in the City (fall/spring in Boston, credit bearing) NEW for 2021: choose to intern in Boston or right here at UNH!

    "Becoming a Changemaker Fellow not only provides us with the tools and values to grow as a people and a more conscious consumer, but also applies programs that allow the follow-through implementation of said skills for the better of the surrounding community. The opportunities are limitless, unique, and completely satisfying!"
    - Sierra Walsh '24

  • Tatum VanSicklen Headshot
    Changemaker Fellow
    Tatum was a first-year student majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  Prior to her college experiences, she was involved in many academic and extracurricular activities such as involvement in her high school’s student government, participation on the varsity volleyball team, and volunteer work with the American Red Cross as a donor ambassador.  She also extended her capabilities through the Perry…
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  • Samantha Pearson Headshot
    Changemaker Fellow
    Samantha was a first-year student majoring in Engineering Physics. During high school, she was involved in Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and GirlUp. She also founded an organization called Conquer with Cryo that raises money for storage fees for adolescents who must freeze their eggs and sperm due to cancer treatments. At UNH, she was a part of the Ski and Snowboard Club, Baking…
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  • Patrick Rubinas Headshot
    Changemaker Fellow
    Patrick was a first-year student who was undeclared in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Previously, Patrick was a Student Council Representative and a cross country runner. Additionally, he helped found his school’s fishing club. At UNH, Patrick was a Changemaker Fellow as well as a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team and Precision Racing Club. As a Changemaker Fellow, Patrick…
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  • Olivia Morel headshot
    Changemaker Fellow
    Olivia was a CS: Cybersecurity major and minor in International Affairs. In high school, Olivia was President of Key Club, President of Student Council, and Secretary of the Class of 2021. She also served on the district school board as the Student Representative. She received many prestigious awards and titles including the Maine Principal’s Award, Bates High School Scholar, Mitchell Institute…
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  • Olivia Fieldsend Headshot
    Changemaker Fellow
    Olivia was a first-year student majoring in Music Education with a focus in Voice. Previously, Olivia participated in marching band, concert choir, and the vocal arts project which performed “Dido and Aeneas.” Through these experiences, Olivia developed teamwork skills as well as personal commitment to her studies and time management. At UNH, Olivia was a Changemaker Fellow, who most looked…
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