Internships

Internships give you the opportunity to engage in service learning on campus, in the Seacoast region or throughout the state. You'll explore areas of potential career interest and also may earn credit toward your degree. View the list below to explore opportunities to work in your areas of interest, such as health, LGBTQ+, youth, and racial diversity.

UNH Career and Professional Success also maintains a full array of internship opportunities through Handshake (formerly Wildcat Careers).

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Internship ideas

The categories below are meant to serve as an introductory guide to possible internship sites. It is the student's responsiblity to follow the application guidelines for each site.

  • Amnesty International (New York, NY): Assist in the facilitation and organization of projects within their respective programs. Email
  • Arts in Reach ( Portsmouth, NH): Work with youth though creative arts pieces. Contact Becca Romanoski
  • Bellamy Fields Assisted Living (Dover, NH): Assist a licensed healthcare facility specializing in the memory, medical and movement challenges of aging.Contact Melissa Sabina 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Outreach (Keene, Manchester, Nashua, or Portsmouth, NH): Work directly with Community Relations focusing on community outreach and recruitment for Volunteers and Business Partnerships. Contact Lauren Bradshaw
  • Bridges: Domestic and Sexual Violence Support (Nashua,NA): Help provide women with the resources and support they need to emerge from conditions of domestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, discrimination, social isolation, and degradation and to challenge and change the attitudes, actions, and institutions that subjugate women. Contact Lisa Dunlap
  • Dover Adult Learning Center ( Dover, NH):  Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County helps all adults who seek to learn enhance their skills and improve their lives through education, job preparation, high school completion, and enrichment classes.  We help our students become more effective lifelong learners, family members, workers, and citizens. Contact Deanna Strand
  • Feminist Majority Foundation ( Washington, DC): Offers internships throughout the year in our Washington, D.C. office. Interns are an essential part of the Feminist Majority Foundation office and perform a wide variety of responsibilities, including monitoring press conferences, Congressional hearings, and coalition meetings; research; web and social media outreach; digital content creation; event planning; community organizing; public policy analysis; and much more Contact Rachel 
  • Feminist Oasis (Somersworth, NH): Work to organize to cultivate feminist community and explore feminist values in action. Contact Crystal 
  • Freedom Cafe (Durham, NH): Work to end human trafficking and commercial exploitation of all people. Contact Bryan 
  • Friends Youth Mentoring Program (Concord, NH): Become a mentor through a prevention program that matches quality volunteers with boys and girls ages 6-17 in 1:1 healthy mentoring relationships. Children referred all come from Merrimack County, NH, and have been identified as in need or at risk. Contact Michael 
  • Girls Incorporated (Girls Inc.) of New Hampshire ( Manchester, NH): Help Girls Inc. of New Hampshire offer research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, careers and leadership, and sports participation. Contact Karen Billings 
  • Girls on the Run of New Hampshire ( Charlotte, NC)
    Inspire and empower girls by volunteering as a coach. Our girls need you more than ever! You do not need to be a runner, you simply need to have a desire to support and encourage girls. Safety of girls and coaches is our top priority, that’s why we’ve included safety modifications and virtual options. Contact Jen Hubbard
  • Gender Identities Awareness (GIA) Week (UNH): Work with Trans-UNH during the Fall Semester to direct the planning of the annual Gender Identities Awareness (GIA) Week. Contact Lu Ferrell
  • Green Alliance (Portsmouth, NH): Help grow a community of close to 100 green businesses and thousands of eco-conscious consumers connecting to build a sustainable local economy. Contact
  • Joan G. Lovering Health Center (Feminist Health Center of Portsmouth): working for the right of everyone to maintain freedom and choices regarding their own sexual and reproductive health. Contact Emily
  • HAVEN (NH Locations): Help prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives. Contact Annie Dowling
  • Health & Wellness, Peer Education (UNH): Work as a peer educator through Nourish UNH or the Eating Concerns Mentors group to help promote and maintain the overall health and well-being of the UNH community. Apply online.
    Contact Dawn Zitney
  • NH Task Force for Human Trafficking (Concord, NH): join a collaboration of law enforcement, service providers, attorneys, state agencies, and other community stakeholders dedicated to improving the statewide response to human trafficking. Contact Becky Alying
  • New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (Concord, NH): Assist this statewide network committed to ending sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking. Contact Christine Lacourse
  • New Hampshire Women's Foundation (Concord, NH): Help promote opportunity and equality for women & girls in New Hampshire through research, education, philanthropy & advocacy. Contact Allison Hawkins
  • Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail (Portsmouth, NH): Guide tours to a selection of sites where Portsmouth’s black residents lived, worked, prayed and celebrated. Contact JerriAnne 
  • Seacoast Outright (Portsmouth, NH): Advocacy and Support of LGBTQ Youth in the Seacoast. Contact Hershey
  • The Waysmeet Center (Durham, NH): Become an engaged citizen leader who honors the complexities of the human spirit and work to create just and sustainable communities. Contact Alissa 
  • YWCA New Hampshire ( Manchester, NH): YWCA NH is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Contact