Partner Resources

Partnerships with organizations and companies  are vital to our work, and are built on the principle of mutual gain:

  • Students gain hands-on experience, hone their professional skills and build networks through experiences aligned with their values and interests in creating a more just and sustainable world.
  • Local businesses and non-profits receive qualified, motivated, and UNH faculty-supported students for capacity building in their organizations and their investment in and creating a future employee talent pipeline.

We have a number of exciting ways in which we can potentially partner in our win-win model:

Social Innovation Internship (Paid, Summer, 9 weeks, primarily undergraduates)

Small cohort of idealistic, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders, each pre-screened and interviewed by us, before sending 2-3 finalists that best match each position for interviews with host organizations. Interns spend the majority of the summer at their respective host organizations, but also receive intensive orientation and cohort trainings from us to help ensure successful outcomes for both host organization and student.

  • Application deadline to host a summer intern is December of the prior year

Sustainability Fellows (Paid, Summer, 10 weeks, primarily graduate students)

Pairs exceptional students from across the U.S. with host partners to work on transformative sustainability initiatives that lead to integrated solutions. Sustainability Fellows, mentored by the UNH team and dedicated individuals from our partner organizations, undertake challenging site-specific summer projects and achieve high-impact results.

  • Application deadline to host a summer intern is December of the prior year

B Impact Clinic (For credit, Fall and Spring Semesters)

In collaboration with New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility  the Clinic gathers teams students to act as researchers, project managers and consultants for companies who want to assess and improve their social and environmental impact, and/or help develop their application for B Corp certification. Using the B Impact Assessment (BIA), an open-access, rigorous assessment tool, which is widely regarded as a comprehensive way to assess a company’s impact, students are matched with companies to help them complete the assessment, become B Corp certified, recertified, or to simply understand how they perform

Sustainability Dual Major Capstone Project (Spring)

The undergraduate Sustainability Dual Major (SDM) is a program of study that enables students to understand and act on the environmental and social challenges and solutions needed to create a more sustainable world. Students from any UNH college or major can pair the Sustainability Dual Major with the first major. We partner with local companies and non-profits to create community-engaged, real world capstone projects. 

  • Please let us know if you are interested in partnering to provide a capstone project

Events (Year-round)

We host many campus events, also open to the public, with speakers from organizations who align purpose and profits.

  • Please let us know if you are interested in adding your voice, experience and expertise as a speaker at our future events
  • In addition, to help defray the cost of these events, we welcome sponsor partnerships

Social Venture Innovation Challenge (Fall)  

The NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge, an idea-stage competition designed to engage students from across the state in addressing sustainability challenges by designing novel, sustainable, and business-oriented solutions.

  • Please let us know if you are interested in:
    • judging (preliminary online and final live round)
    • providing corporate sponsorship (funds) prizes and operating costs of the competition

Monthly Newsletter

We’d love to keep you connected with our programs and opportunities. Our monthly newsletter is a great way to stay connected.