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 nyinternshipcoordinator@aiusa.org.
  • Bellamy Fields Assisted Living (Dover, NH): Assist a licensed healthcare facility specializing in the memory, medical and movement challenges of aging.Contact Melissa Sabina at m.sabina@bellamyfields.com or (603) 516-8888.
  • 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 Jolene Felix at jfelix@bbbsnh.org or (603) 430.1140, ext. 2403.
  • The Cambridge Women's Center (Cambridge, MA): 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 Courtney Zehnder at courtney.cambridgewomenscenter@gmail.com
  • Freedom Cafe (Durham, NH): Work to end human trafficking and commercial exploitation of all people. Contact Bryan at bryan@greedomcafe.org or (603) 815-4916.
  • 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 Terri A. Smith, M.Ed., Youth Mentoring Program Director, at tsmith@friendsprogram.org or (603) 228-1193.
  • 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 Assistant Director of OMSA & LGBTQ+ Initiatives, at lu.ferrell@unh.edu or (603) 862-5053.
  • 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 Mike Bellamente at mike@greenalliance.biz or (603) 817-4694.
  • Haven (formally SASS and A Safe Place) (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 Joi Smith, Internship Coordinator & Manager of Client Services at joi@havennh.org or (603) 436-4107, ext. 104.
  • 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.
  • New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (Concord, NH): Assist this statewide network committed to ending sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking.

    Contact Jessica Eskeland, Public Policy Coordinator, at jessica@nhcadsv.org or (603) 224-8893 x309.

  • 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 at allison@nhwomensfoundation.org or (603) 226-3355.
  • Office of Admissions (UNH): Act as the Diversity Ambassador Coordinator to help create a more diverse student body and organization. Contact Richard Haynes, Associate Director of Admissions/Diversity, at Richard.Haynes@unh.edu or (603) 862-0059.
  • 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 at jaboggis@portsmouthhistory.org or (603) 380-1231.
  • Seacoast Eat Local (Dover, NH): Connect people with sources of locally grown foods and advocate eating locally for the health of the environment, community, culture and economy. Contact Jill Hall at jill@seacoasteatlocal.org.
  • Seacoast Peace Academy at Portsmouth Library (Portsmouth, NH): SPA seeks to support, facilitate and promote the meaning and value of peace building among all individuals and their communities. Contact Melinda Salazar at msalazar@unh.edu.
  • Social Innovation Internship (UNH): The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise offers the Social Innovation Internship program for students who want to create meaningful change in the world.
  • 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.
  • Women’s Studies Program (UNH): Work within the Women’s Studies Program to organize and facilitate events and campaigns and day-to-day program tasks.

The Department of Women's Studies offers students the opportunity to work as an Intern for the Women’s Studies Program Office to gain knowledge and increase skills in this area. Interns attend the WS Internship Seminar (six to seven meetings a semester) and complete all work for the seminar. Interns also collaborate, facilitate and participate in special events/programs for Women’s Studies. To apply, submit an internship application form to Womens.Studies@unh.edu.