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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Clean, Sustainable Industry Internship Program for UNH Students
Since 1993, over 120 UNH students have worked with 70 New Hampshire companies on pollution prevention/sustainable manufacturing projects. Most companies have realized significant savings as a result of utilizing the internship program. To date, companies have reported combined, and often-times ongoing cost savings of over $5 million! The benefits for both parties are great: students acquire real-world experience promoting pollution prevention practices, and companies have the opportunity to save money while promoting a safe and environmentally-sustainable workplace.

Would your company like to…

  • Improve worker safety?
  • Increase profits?
  • Reduce regulatory burden?
  • Prevent waste and pollution?

UNH Clean, Sustainable Industry Interns Provide Many Forms of Assistance

Testimonial from 2014 Participating Business –
“I wanted to let you know what a great experience we had with the UNH Clean, Sustainable Industry Internship Program. Our intern was able to accomplish much in his short tenure here and was invaluable to us as we reprioritized our environmental health and safety program. He lead the project in reorganizing our laboratory and helped us develop a formal policy. He was also instrumental in helping us write Standard Operating Procedures for Chemical Storage, Satellite Accumulation Areas, Hazardous Waste and Waste Treatment. He researched different projects for our Pollution Prevention Plan which included alternative vapor degreasing solutions. By implementing new technology, our intern helped us streamline how we collect, store and review data which will assist us in our regulatory obligations. Under the guidance of our Safety Officer, he revamped our safety and environmental training presentations and, in a very engaging manner, presented this material to our employees. Thank you for recommending this intern to us. He represented UNH and your program in a most positive light!” – Aerodynamics, Inc., Seabrook, NH

Internship Details

This internship program is a joint effort between NHDES and UNH, so these internship opportunities are only available to UNH engineering students who have received “Clean Sustainable Industry” training provided by UNH professor James Malley. This ensures that students are properly trained prior to placement in various types of industry settings. Businesses wishing to provide internship opportunities will negotiate with and hire interns directly. UNH and NHDES help to facilitate the matching of trained interns with interested businesses. If your business is looking for a motivated student to work on projects that could ultimately save you money, contact Dr. Malley ( or the New Hampshire Pollution Prevention Program ( for more details.

Past and Present P2 Projects

  • Metal removal using electrowinning
  • Mercury device inventory
  • Lean electroplating
  • Acetone reduction
  • Mercury waste segregation in hospitals and dentist offices
  • Air emissions reduction
  • Dust and scrap recycling
  • Water use reduction
  • Development of environmental management systems
  • Silver reclamation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Collect, separate & recycle the waste thermal spray powders
  • Identification of green house gas reduction projects and energy savings
  • Assessed solid waste management programs to reduce costs and environmental impacts
  • Metal finishing industries assessment
  • Electroplating copper process equipment maintenance
  • Reduction of hazardous waste in fluid ink manufacturing

Pollution Prevention Interns’ Projects from 2006 – 2012:

Contact Us (Complete List)

  • NHDES Pollution Prevention Program
    29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
    (603) 271-6460



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