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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Pollution Prevention Internship Program is now the UNH Clean, Sustainable Industry Internship Program

Is your business looking for assistance with energy efficiency or waste reduction projects? The University of New Hampshire's "Clean, Sustainable Industry Internship" (CSI2) program just might have what you are looking for. This program, which has been in place since 1993, was formerly known as the UNH/DES Pollution Prevention Internship Program. Under the direction of UNH Chemical Engineering Professor Dr. Ihab Farag, this program has placed 135 students at 65 facilities and achieved significant environmental benefits including waste, water and energy reductions, and savings of more than $3.3 million a year for the businesses that participated. For his efforts, Dr. Farag was just awarded a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the US Environmental Protection Agency. After many years of dedicated service, he retired from UNH last year. The CSI2 Program, with a new name and a new professor, James P. Malley, Jr., Director of The Environmental Research Group, is a continuation of his efforts. Interns consist of undergraduates who are on their way to becoming Environmental, Civil or Mechanical Engineers. Along with their regular classes, these motivated students voluntarily attend eight weeks of training in waste reduction techniques to prepare for this internship opportunity. Their focus is on green, sustainable operations with projects ranging from reducing energy use, water consumption or waste generated, to eliminating or reducing the use of hazardous chemicals. The benefits for both the companies and the students are great: students acquire real-world experience promoting sustainable 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 Students Prove Pollution Prevention is Good Business

P2 Internship Costs

This program is a paid internship. The cost covers an intern-training program at UNH, a stipend for the twelve week placement, intern support activities, and UNH/DES support during the project period. For more details about the internship program contact James Malley at

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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