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Internships for COLSA Students

Don’t wait until March to start planning your summer internship or research experience. Many deadlines approach early winter and even late fall. Additionally, preparing your materials to apply to an internship takes time. Identify opportunities you plan to apply to and what application materials are needed in advance to remain organized and ensure you aren’t missing out on internships and research experiences that interests you.

How to Find Opportunities:

1. Handshake

Use Handshake to assist in your internship site. Employers post to our site because they are interested in UNH students.  For a more specific guide on how to search for opportunities, follow the link below:



2. COLSA Careers Website

We have compiled a list of available internships and research opportunities for students. Browse this document organized by departments and includes information on internship focus, and associated application deadlines. View this resource on https://colsa.unh.edu/careers/student-resources


3. R.E.U. Sites

Interested in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (R.E.U.)?These competitive opportunities allow undergraduates to conduct research at universities and research institutions nationally. Many opportunities provide students with room & board, a stipend and travel expenses. Search for opportunities on sites such as:




4. Intentionally Seek Out Companies

Identify companies and organizations you would like to intern with and search for opportunities and reach out to the organizations that interest you. Not sure where to start? Use Buzzfile.com to search for employers by major by state as a starting point.


5. Aggregated Sites

Use search sites such as Indeed.com, internships.com, wayup.com. Use a variety of keyword searches based on what you are interested in.


6. Network

Talk with family, friends, and faculty about what you are interested in. You may find you are know someone has a connection with company in your field and/or knows of an available internship.

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Opportunities include:

  • Conservation
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Wildlife
  • Ecology
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Planning and Development
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Plants and Gardens


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Opportunities include:

  • Animal Care
  • Marine Sciences
  • Pre-Health
  • Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Neuroscience



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Opportunities Include:

  • Genetics
  • Pre-Health
  • Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical



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Opportunities Include:

  • Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Research

Frequently check Handshake for the most recent internship postings!

Student Involvement Resources

Build your skills and experience by engaging in volunteer opportunities. See the attached document for COLSA-specific opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities


Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise


UNH E-Center

Resources to help bring your ideas and innovations to reality!



Career Express: Walk-In Hours

No Appointment Necessary

COLSA's St. Martin Careers Walk-in Hours:

Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday

1:00- 3:00pm

Rudman Hall, G11