SITC@UNH Host Organization Application

Thank you for your interest in hosting one or more Social Innovation Fellows!

Fellows are current UNH students who will receive a full semester of credit for participation in our Semester in the City program at UNH Sustainability Pilot. Social Innovation Fellows will receive intensive training and support through College for Social Innovation during an initial orientation and throughout the semester.

SITC @ UNH fellows will also be part of the recognized cohort of sustainability student peer educators at UNH, will receive support on Peer-to-Peer education initiatives through regular interaction and mentorship from the Sustainability Institute, and as part of their internship will be required to create and/or share outreach materials to help tell the story of your department’s sustainability efforts for other UNH students.”

Through this application, we are seeking to understand how your organization or department would utilize and support one or more Social Innovation Fellows, as well as gather enough information to facilitate excellent match(es) with one or more of our cohort of Social Innovation Fellows. We understand that circumstances may change between now and the start of the internship placement. Please complete this application to the best of your ability using your current information and thinking. 

If you have any questions or run into any issues while completing this application, please contact
Marissa Rodriguez, Program Director of Experiential Learning:

Deadline for Spring 2022: November 12th, 2021!

Organizational Overview

Basic Information

Don't forget to add specifics such as Suite Number

Department / Organizational Information

Fellowship Overview and Mentor Details

In this section, you will provide preliminary information on the Fellowship role(s) your department/organization can offer and the Mentors who will support the Fellow(s) in these roles. We understand that department/organizational needs may change. We encourage customization of tasks and projects with individual Fellows once matched. This section is to give our Team a sense of the types of learning opportunities you have available, which will aid in the selection and matching process. 

Note: You must submit a separate position and special project (below) description for each Fellow you're applying for
Fellow Position Details 

How will you refer to the Fellow when you introduce them? (E.g. Social Media Fellow, Energy Research Fellow, Etc.). Please note, we may change these titles to align across the cohort.

E.g., Fellow needs to be able to read and write in Spanish.
Position Structure & Resources 
We hope and expect things to return to a new normal in the fall. If public health guidance allows, we are hoping to offer fully in-person or hybrid (mix of in-person and remote work) Internships. We recognize that not all organizations will be in a place to offer in-person workspace. If your office is closed, there are other ways to set up a hybrid experience that our team can support with. Please give us a sense of the flexibility in the structure/location of this position: 

Primary Mentor Contact Information

Mentor Desire and Qualifications

Position Specifics

Position Specifics: “As part of their learning experience, Fellows should spend approximately 10% of their time participating in professional development or observation, approximately 40% of their time on a Special Project, and approximately 50% of their time on general capacity-building tasks including working on the Peer-to-Peer Education component of the work they are doing. The questions in this section ask you to detail how each of those time allotments will be spent and are integral to selection and matching.
Please rank the top three professional development/observation opportunities you will be able to provide your Fellow:

Special Projects
 all share the following characteristics:
  • Project is large enough to account for 12 of 30 Fellow internship hours per week
  • Project meets a real need for the organization -- not just “make work”
  • Fellow takes the lead in planning and implementation
  • Fellow has an opportunity for real responsibility, real success and real failure
  • Project goals and objectives are clearly articulated
  • Produces a product that can be evaluated by both the Mentor and a member of the CFSI staff team to contribute to cross-cohort parity for internship grades


Direct Service: Fellow manages a portion of the organization’s direct service delivery, particularly when existing systems are in place to support college age students or young adults in these roles. (Example: Create a series of workshops for an after school program and produce an implementation guide with lesson plans and a program evaluation)

Event Planning: Fellow designs, organizes, and leads their own special event (not a regular or annual event). (Example: Put on the first Assistive Technology Resource Fair for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for Easter Seals then create an outcomes report and memo about how to replicate)

Report or Analysis: Fellow does a research or analysis project and produces a report/presentation (Examples: Research and write a handbook about urban chicken care for Green City Growers; Analyze program data and produce and deliver a presentation to staff about recommended program revisions)

Social Media: Fellow develops and implements a social media strategy for the semester (must include significant opportunity for design and planning, not just executing existing plans). (Example: Manage social media strategy and implementation for Playworks including launching a new Snapchat channel then create a style guide for future use)

Strategic Project: Fellow develops and implements a particular strategy that is self-contained, but supports the broader goals of the organization. (Examples: Launch a new Spanish language newsletter to increase outreach to Latinx communities for Union Capital Boston; Create and implement a strategy to recruit 25 new volunteers from Boston University for a day of service; report on outcomes in brief write up.)


"General Tasks" and capacity building will encompass at least half of the Fellows time. This means assisting with any tasks that provide a learning opportunity for the Fellow while contributing to the function of the UNH Sustainability Inactive. 

Unlike the special projects, Fellows are welcome to serve in an assistive capacity during their General Task time provided aspects of their general task assignments incorporate peer-to-peer learning, for example: 
  • Tutoring students one on one (direct service)
  • Staffing tables at outreach events (outreach and communication)
  • Weeding vegetables in a community garden (direct service)
  • Helping to plan for an annual fundraising gala (program planning and design)
  • Assisting with a mailing for an annual appeal (computer/administrative)
  • Running attendance reports for an event (data and evaluation)
Please rank the top three "general tasks" categories that this position will work on:

  • Data and Evaluation
  • Direct Service
  • Computer Based/Misc. Admin Work
  • Outreach and Communication
  • Program Planning & Design
  • Social Media (not related to a special project) & Marketing
  • Finance and Operations
  • Other

Please outline how you will use peer to peer education to promote the sustainability initiative you outlined above?

If your organization would like to host more than one Fellow this semester please click the link below to create the additional position(s).  

Placement Considerations

Signature & Acknowledgments 

Please review the following section carefully. If your organization/department is selected and matched you will need to provide the four items listed below. Missing some of the items? That's okay you can still apply! 

If you are matched with a Fellow can you provide us with the following items:

I understand that submission of this application does not guarantee that I will be extended an offer to host an SITC Fellow. I certify that all my statements in this application (or in a submitted resume) are true and complete. I understand that any untrue or incomplete statements or omissions of requested information in this application may result in an inability to match your organization with a Fellow(s).