Students devote summer to social innovation

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Each spring, the UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise selects a handful of motivated, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program. The 9-week Social Innovation Internship connects students to leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations for a rigorous and meaningful summer internship; provides UNH training in social innovation; and supports student-lead efforts to mobilize their UNH peers during the school year. All this, along with a $3000 stipend.

The program has grown since its inception in 2011, and this year provided internships for 27 students, including Devon Guyer ’20 and Vincent Pagano ’20, both Environmental Conservation and Sustainability majors.

Devon, a member of the NREN Honors Society, is interning at Pete & Gerry’s, the organic, free-range egg producer in Monroe, NH, where she is responsible for reducing waste to improve their overall environmental footprint. At his internship with accounting and management consulting firm BerryDunn, Vincent developed a prototype Corporate Sustainability Benchmarking Program to promote sustainability for the company’s clients.

Interested students should submit their intent to apply for the 2019 internship on the Social Innovation Internship website.

  • Written By:

    Sarah Schaier | College of Life Sciences and Agriculture