Monday, March 20, 2017
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Learn more about Semester in the City as a CEP Student


Have you heard of Semester in the City? It's a 15-week long program in Boston that gives UNH students the opportunity to intern in an organization (nonprofit, government agency or social mission business) while earning 16 credits towards your graduation. During your internship, you will be working closely with a mentor, and will work on special projects that fit your interests and/or your major.

During this program, you will learn critical skills that employers are looking for in recent graduates and build a professional network, which will open doors to paid summer internships or even full-time jobs when you graduate from UNH.

We are reaching out to you as a Community and Environmental Planning student because some of our internship placements align with your interests.

Check out some of our awesome internship placements below!


US Green Building Council promotes sustainability in buildings design, construction and operation. USGBC provides green building education, networking, advocacy and leadership opportunities for the sustainable building practitioner community and beyond. ​


You could:

  • Interact with the leading architects, engineers, and planners of the metro Boston region, focusing on the future of net-zero energy policy
  • Work closely with the city of Cambridge on their Pathway to Net Zero Framework
  • Design a plan to replicate the policy for Green Communities
  • Research tax and advise on how the organization can support the initiative strategically


Freight Farms is addressing the needs of the world’s changing food landscape by providing physical and digital solutions for creating local produce ecosystems on a global scale.


You could:

  • Help with the growing and maintenance of their research farm
  • Plan, coordinate, and write several case studies on some of their existing customers
  • Research various plant nutrients and supplements


Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation's Affordable Housing department builds high-quality homes, manages housing communities, supports permanent housing, and advocates for affordability -- understanding that when people live in homes they can afford, they have hope for the future and the whole neighborhood is healthier.


You could:

  • Develop your data analysis skills, learn about financial statements and annual audits of real estate developments 
  • Analyze water, gas, and electricity use, and view trends to spot issues and opportunities for savings
  • Document use and cost savings results of energy and water efficiency improvements installed at properties


Green City Growers transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing their clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency.


You could:

  • Develop education curriculum to be used for school programs and assist in teaching gardening to students of all age groups
  • Participate in farming and maintenance of large production sites
  • Develop metrics to track social change


Resonant Energy creates coalitions that empower people to plan, finance, and build clean energy projects and put communities in control of their own transition. They are committed to ensuring the transition to renewable energy puts economic and social justice at the center.


You could:

  • Partake in outreach strategies to generate interest for community solar
    Participate in events relevant to the field
    Work closely with communities and inform them of RE's programs and the benefits of clean energy
    Assist on various projects depending on your interests!


Click here to learn more about Semester in the City!