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Give your employees the ability to finish their degree or gain academic credit from their life experience toward a degree that aligns with your organizational needs.

At Unity, we believe that higher education must work with corporations to help provide a skilled and relevant workforce. Let’s work together to provide accessible training pathways that support all employees from entry-level to executive-level.

Find out more about becoming a Partner, Capstone Collaborator, Preferred Employer, joining our Professional Network, or any of our other options – Contact Partnerships@unity.edu to set-up a meeting.

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Corporate Scholarships 

Help future employees earn the credentials you need


Employee Tuition Benefit 

Offer accredited education to your current and future workforce


Early Career Opportunities

Create paid internships, student projects, fellowships, and more


Apprenticeships

Build an alternative pathway to workforce development*

*Unity is a Maine State Intermediary Sponsor and educational provider


Partnership Benefits


Workforce Pipeline 

Gain access to a national network of qualified mission-aligned candidates


Save on Upskilling

Work with us on partnership rates and financial aid for qualified employees


Prior Learning Credit

Accelerate programs with academic credit for life and work experience


Co-marketing

Amplify your message nationally to mission-aligned audiences




No Cost Partnership Programs!


Capstone Collaborator

Support a graduate student in solving a real world problem


Preferred Employer

High volume mission-aligned employers guaranteeing interviews to qualified Unity candidates



Partnership Profiles

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Metro Institute Testing Center


We are excited to partner with the Metro Institute to open a testing center at our Pineland Farms campus in New Gloucester.

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  • About the Metro Institute

    The Metro Institute provides online computer-based testing services in Idaho for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. DACF proctored testing sites are located throughout the state. All persons desiring to hold a pesticide license with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry must contact Metro Institute to schedule a computer based exam.

  • Pineland Campus Testing Center Information

    Hours:

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8am – 12pm

    Location:

    70 Farm View Dr.
    Suite 200
    New Gloucester, ME 04260

    Looking for more information about your upcoming exam? Contact aloredo@unity.edu for any questions or concerns about the testing center.


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Wild Care, Inc.
President Melik at Wild Care, Inc.

Wild Care Inc., Cape Cod, MA


Working from a small historic farm in Cape Cod, Wild Care rehabilitates nearly 1,800 small animals, terrapins, and birds each year. Their dedicated team offers hands-on training to Unity Environmental University students throughout the year to prepare them for careers in wildlife and marine conservation and animal care.


  • Experience Program Description

    Unity Environmental University, formerly known as Unity College, has partnered with Wild Care in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to offer exclusive opportunities for internships for Unity Environmental University students.

    Spring Application Deadline: December 31st

    Summer Application Deadline: Feb 28th

    Fall Application Deadline: July 1st

    Interns committing to a 40 to 50-hour work-week will receive a weekly stipend of $100.00.

    WILD CARE, Inc. is a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Eastham (Cape Cod), Massachusetts.

    Annually, Wild Care admits over 1,800 animals, native to Cape Cod, the Islands and southeastern Massachusetts for rehabilitation and orphan rearing. Interns receive training and gain experience in rehabilitation techniques, volunteer management, and public education, from staff and veterinarians volunteering their services.

    Wild Care accepts interns for the spring, summer, and fall of each year. Maximum length of an internship is negotiable, contingent on performance, and is at the discretion of the Director. Applicants must be prepared to make a minimum commitment of eight weeks.

    Interns work under the direct supervision of the licensed staff and in cooperation with the Director and other volunteers. The extent of a student’s experience depends on the type of situations presented by the animals admitted and the comfort level of the intern.

    When you submit your application, be sure to indicate that you are a Unity Environmental University student to receive preferential status.

    https://www.wildcarecapecod.org/internship/ 

  • Learner Responsibilities

    Rehabilitation
    1) Serve as a member of the medical and rehabilitative team.
    2) Maintain and prepare species and age-appropriate housing, aviaries, and cages.
    3) Prepare species-specific nutritional diets and feeding regimens.
    4) Participate and assist in the admission, triage and assessment of wildlife arriving at Wild Care.
    5) Participate and assist in the planning and delivery of wildlife rescues and releases.
    6) Maintain and assist with the general maintenance, grounds, and life support systems of the
    center.
    7) Work closely with the volunteers in the Baby Bird Program, effectively organizing volunteers and delegating tasks (spring/summer months only).

    8) Participate in the treatment and routine examination of wildlife patients.

    Education
    1) Research local wildlife natural history, behaviors, habits, and habitat.
    2) Learn to identify seasonal native wildlife in juvenile and adult forms.
    3) Participate, develop, and assist in education and outreach programs when applicable.

    Conservation
    1) Document and assist in record-keeping and database management for research.
    2) Disseminate important information to the general public about local wildlife through our
    wildlife rehabilitation hotline and in person.
    3) Research and develop potential non-evasive projects either in-situ or ex-situ for the
    conservation of local species at the discretion of the Executive Director.


    * For HL students seeking college credits through this internship, Wild Care will work within the student’s curriculum in conjunction with college personnel.


Discover Eden
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Discover Eden, South Africa


Expand your knowledge of Wildlife Conservation, Marine Biology, or Ecology with 2–3-week immersive experiences in South Africa. Explore careers by taking part in daily activities under the supervision of conservation professionals. Only 8 students are allowed to participate in these exciting educational tours and Unity Environmental University students are given preference when signing up.


  • Experience Program Description

    Unity Environmental Unievrsity, formerly known as Unity College, has partnered with Discover Eden to provide preferential access to experiential courses in South Africa during summer 2023 for Unity Environmental University students.

    Discover Eden courses are carefully designed to provide a meaningful introduction to a wide range of conservation arenas. These experiential courses better equip early career graduates or undergraduate students in the ecological sciences as they plan their future career by exposing them to hands-on conservation with some of South Africa’s top conservationists. 

    Once you arrive in South Africa, the courses are all-inclusive, providing accommodation, food, and a full schedule of interactive experiences, meaning no hidden costs for your budget. Discover Eden will accompany you from airport pick-up to drop-off, offering guidance and support throughout your experience, making it as meaningful and rewarding as possible. 

    There are 3 tours: Ecology (3-weeks)Big 5 (3-weeks), and Marine Biology (2-weeks) during the summer months. Experiences have a maximum capacity of 8 students and costs between $3,000-$4,000 per course. This includes pick up and drop off from the identified airport and all lodging, food, and activities detailed in the itinerary.  

    Click the links for a full description, course cost, and to submit your application. 

    When you submit your application, be sure to indicate that you are a Unity Environmental University student to receive preferential status.

  • Learner Responsibilities

    Learners are expected to participate fully in each experience, making sure they are ready on time for each activity, and immersing themselves in each experience. Learners need to be respectful of each other and the organizations we partner with, giving good conduct and being understanding of cultural differences.

    There are no minimum requirements to participate in a Discover Eden course.

    Experience opportunities shall be offered, and preference will be given, to HL and DE learners by Discover Eden conditional upon Discover Eden receiving adequate application materials by the established due date from Unity Environmental University HL or DE student(s). Discover Eden will have ultimate authority to judge the suitability of any learner applicant as meeting the internship’s minimum qualifications and requirements. HL students who would like to participate without earning internship credit are not required to register for credit to take part in this opportunity. Both DE undergraduate and graduate students may apply to participate in this experience to increase hands-on skills in their field, but without academic credit.


Ocean Conservancy


Unity Environmental University custom-designs noncredit learning modules for use by partnering organizations in training and upskilling employees.

“Ocean Conservancy is incredibly excited about this partnership, as Unity Environmental University shares our passion for solving complex environmental problems. This course builds on our ongoing work to reorient and center equity and ocean justice – which we define as the fair and equitable distribution of both the benefits of the ocean’s bounty and the responsibilities for its complex care,” said Ocean Conservancy Director of Ocean Climate Justice Francisco (Paco) Ollervides.


  • Partnership Details

    “We historically have focused primarily on credit bearing, degree seeking students. This is an evolution in partnership with organizations that already have employees who might not be looking for degrees but are in need of training that provides micro-credentialing,” said Unity Environmental University President, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury.

    This new venture with Ocean Conservancy contributes to ongoing education in the crucial work to advance equity and justice in conservation and sustainability. Both Unity Environmental University, formerly known as Unity College, and Ocean Conservancy have made this commitment an institutional priority.

    “This course gives employees at organizations and companies an opportunity to expand their knowledge base and add to growing skillsets concerning ocean justice,” said Dr. Khoury.

    Within this micro-course, badge earners at Ocean Conservancy will view short films, read case studies, complete assessments, and reflect on their own experiences and identities in relation to the topic of Ocean Justice. These activities are contained in the course, which users must complete to earn the credential.

    Read Full Press Release >


Houston Humane Society TWRC Wildlife Center, Houston, TX


Unity Environmental University has partnered with Houston Humane Society TWRC Wildlife Center in Houston, Texas to offer exclusive opportunities for experiential learning for Unity Environmental University students.

The Wildlife Experiential Learning Program provides learners with comprehensive training in Houston Humane Society TWRC Wildlife Center’s daily operations and wildlife rehabilitation. Unity Learners will gain hands-on experience with small mammals and birds. Our Unity Learners work directly with opossums, Eastern Grey Squirrels, Fox Squirrels, and a large variety of songbirds. This position involves working in a safe, clean environment where masking is optional. Candidates for this position should be friendly, reliable, flexible, motivated, and capable of multitasking.


  • Experience Program Description

    Global Emissionairy, LLC. is at the forefront of a transformative shift in the construction industry, particularly within the asphalt sector. Our commitment extends to advancing environmentally preferred processes like Cold In-place Recycling (CIR), Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR), and Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), all underpinned by our patented VM0039 methodology. We specialize in calculating and documenting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions using foam stabilizing base (FSB) or asphalt emulsions (AE) in asphalt pavement construction or rehabilitation.

    Our team has developed the first transportation-specific GHG Methodology validated for quantifying GHG emission reductions in the asphalt industry. After a decade of technical research, we’ve honed a patented process for assessing GHG emissions from FSB/AE in various asphalt applications. Our methodology assesses and quantifies GHG emission reductions, resulting in the generation of Verified Carbon Units (VCUs). These VCUs not only represent significant environmental contributions but also open new avenues for business revenue through their trading or sale in the global market. Having successfully implemented our initial projects, Global Emissionairy is now ready to expand operations, sharing our groundbreaking technology and contributing to significant emission reductions in the industry. Our mission is to lead with innovation and sustainable practices, setting new environmental responsibility standards.

    Global Emissionairy, LLC (GE) seeks to identify a diligent and detail-oriented Carbon Accounting Intern to join our team. As a Carbon Accounting Intern, you will play a pivotal role in supporting GE’s sustainability initiatives in the road construction industry by effectively managing project data, conducting accurate calculations, and contributing to technical report writing and documentation. This position offers an opportunity for growth and development, with the possibility of becoming a full-time hire should all expectations be met.

    https://globalemissionairy.com/jobs/

  • Learner Expectations
    1. Collaborate closely with the diverse project team, stakeholders, and third-party auditors to organize, manage, and maintain project-related data, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
    2. Perform calculations and analyses using Global Emissionairy’s patented methodology to quantify carbon emissions reductions and environmental impacts for asphalt paving projects.
    3. Assist in the preparation of project descriptions, monitoring reports, and related materials, ensuring alignment with Voluntary Carbon Market requirements and internal quality standards.
    4. Actively participate in team meetings and discussions, offering insights for process improvement and updates on data analysis and documentation progress.
    5. Stay updated on the latest methodologies and best practices within the field of carbon emissions reduction and sustainability and contribute to the development of new approaches if needed.
    6. Assist in the coordination and collaboration with GHG Registries to effectively manage business relationships with both organizations.
    7. Innovate carbon emission reduction techniques through research and development of future methodologies to diversify the GE business.
    8. Write project descriptions that comply with GHG Registry standards.
    9. Embrace the dynamic startup environment through versatile roles and interdepartmental collaboration, contributing across various functions and departments to achieve shared success.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or a closely related field, or equivalent industry experience demonstrating similar skills and knowledge.
    • Experience or strong interest in the construction sector, preferably in horizontal infrastructure.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills, with high proficiency in data analysis tools, particularly Microsoft Excel.
    • Adaptability and eagerness to learn in a niche market, with the ability to a ply skills in new contexts.
    • Exceptional organizational and communication skills for effective report writing and team collaboration.
    • Solid understanding of sustainability concepts, carbon credit programs, and environmental regulations, especially in the context of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for preparing technical reports and collaborating with team members.

    Desired Attributes

    • Prior exposure to coordination with stakeholders in the horizontal construction industry including state/local government agencies, contractors, and designers.
    • Familiarity with construction documents, civil engineering plans, and asphalt mix designs.
    • Prior exposure to carbon accounting, life cycle assessment, or greenhouse gas emissions quantification.
    • Familiarity with sustainability concepts, carbon credit programs, and environmental regulations is advantageous.

Global Emissionairy


Global Emissionairy is committed to pioneering sustainable solutions for a greener future. Our mission is to revolutionize the construction industry by reducing carbon emissions through the substitution of carbon-intensive materials with eco-friendly alternatives. Through innovation and collaboration, we strive to mitigate environmental impact, promote carbon neutrality, and inspire global change towards a cleaner, more sustainable planet.


  • Experience Program Description

    Global Emissionairy, LLC. is at the forefront of a transformative shift in the construction industry, particularly within the asphalt sector. Our commitment extends to advancing environmentally preferred processes like Cold In-place Recycling (CIR), Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR), and Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), all underpinned by our patented VM0039 methodology. We specialize in calculating and documenting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions using foam stabilizing base (FSB) or asphalt emulsions (AE) in asphalt pavement construction or rehabilitation.

    Our team has developed the first transportation-specific GHG Methodology validated for quantifying GHG emission reductions in the asphalt industry. After a decade of technical research, we’ve honed a patented process for assessing GHG emissions from FSB/AE in various asphalt applications. Our methodology assesses and quantifies GHG emission reductions, resulting in the generation of Verified Carbon Units (VCUs). These VCUs not only represent significant environmental contributions but also open new avenues for business revenue through their trading or sale in the global market. Having successfully implemented our initial projects, Global Emissionairy is now ready to expand operations, sharing our groundbreaking technology and contributing to significant emission reductions in the industry. Our mission is to lead with innovation and sustainable practices, setting new environmental responsibility standards.

    Global Emissionairy, LLC (GE) seeks to identify a diligent and detail-oriented Carbon Accounting Intern to join our team. As a Carbon Accounting Intern, you will play a pivotal role in supporting GE’s sustainability initiatives in the road construction industry by effectively managing project data, conducting accurate calculations, and contributing to technical report writing and documentation. This position offers an opportunity for growth and development, with the possibility of becoming a full-time hire should all expectations be met.

    https://globalemissionairy.com/jobs/

  • Learner Expectations
    1. Collaborate closely with the diverse project team, stakeholders, and third-party auditors to organize, manage, and maintain project-related data, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
    2. Perform calculations and analyses using Global Emissionairy’s patented methodology to quantify carbon emissions reductions and environmental impacts for asphalt paving projects.
    3. Assist in the preparation of project descriptions, monitoring reports, and related materials, ensuring alignment with Voluntary Carbon Market requirements and internal quality standards.
    4. Actively participate in team meetings and discussions, offering insights for process improvement and updates on data analysis and documentation progress.
    5. Stay updated on the latest methodologies and best practices within the field of carbon emissions reduction and sustainability and contribute to the development of new approaches if needed.
    6. Assist in the coordination and collaboration with GHG Registries to effectively manage business relationships with both organizations.
    7. Innovate carbon emission reduction techniques through research and development of future methodologies to diversify the GE business.
    8. Write project descriptions that comply with GHG Registry standards.
    9. Embrace the dynamic startup environment through versatile roles and interdepartmental collaboration, contributing across various functions and departments to achieve shared success.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or a closely related field, or equivalent industry experience demonstrating similar skills and knowledge.
    • Experience or strong interest in the construction sector, preferably in horizontal infrastructure.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills, with high proficiency in data analysis tools, particularly Microsoft Excel.
    • Adaptability and eagerness to learn in a niche market, with the ability to a ply skills in new contexts.
    • Exceptional organizational and communication skills for effective report writing and team collaboration.
    • Solid understanding of sustainability concepts, carbon credit programs, and environmental regulations, especially in the context of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for preparing technical reports and collaborating with team members.

    Desired Attributes

    • Prior exposure to coordination with stakeholders in the horizontal construction industry including state/local government agencies, contractors, and designers.
    • Familiarity with construction documents, civil engineering plans, and asphalt mix designs.
    • Prior exposure to carbon accounting, life cycle assessment, or greenhouse gas emissions quantification.
    • Familiarity with sustainability concepts, carbon credit programs, and environmental regulations is advantageous.

American Conservation Experience (ACE)


American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for young adults and emerging professionals of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience. 

National Programs – Conservation Crew | EPIC | Conservation Corps | Partner Conservationist


  • Experience Program description

    Conservation Crew

    American Conservation Experience’s Conservation Crew program provides a hands-on, experiential opportunity like no other!

    As part of a crew, you’ll join a team of individuals who want to make a difference, learn more about conservation, as well as those who are launching their conservation career. Conservation corps are part of AmeriCorps and positions are open to individuals ages 18-30 and up to age 35 for veterans.

    Members benefit from gaining essential field and professional development skills while building lifelong friendships. By working alongside ACE staff and representatives from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other leading agencies, members gain invaluable career perspectives and mentorship in a variety of areas.

    Crew members may apply for 3, 6, 9 month or longer terms, with opportunities for extensions, as well as possibilities to move up in the program to become Assistant Leaders or staff as Crew Leaders, Project Managers, and beyond. We have hub sites across the US – visit our Locations Page to learn more.

    CONSERVATION CORPS

    Locally based organizations, like American Conservation Experience (ACE), called corps work with young people and veterans on public service projects that address needs in the areas of recreation, protecting land, conservation, cultural resources, disaster relief, and the community.

    Participants in the corps, often known as “Corpsmembers,” gain hands-on experience and build marketable, transferable skills throughout a term of duty that might range from a few months to a year.

    After completing their service, corps volunteers often receive an academic grant or scholarship in addition to their salary or living allowance.

    Furthermore, many corps offer its members mentorship, educational programs, and access to personal and professional counseling. To assist members in obtaining their GED or high school graduation, several corps run charter schools or collaborate with them.

    Conservation Corps Age Requirement & Limit

    While ages vary within ACE’s conservation corps’ programs, most require a minimum age of 18 and a max age of 30, with an exception for military veterans, who can often serve up to the age of 35. Most conservation corps are funded by federal dollars that are earmarked for youth programs.

    About the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

    This award is commensurate with the chosen term of service. Education awards can be used post-term for expenses such as tuition, student loans or fees, and a breadth of study or certification courses, including many offered by NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School).

  • Learner Responsibilities
    • Students have the responsibility of submitting adequate application materials to ACE by the established deadline to be considered for at least one experiential program opening.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to review and understand the student position duties and housing accommodations offered (note that housing may be the student’s responsibility for some positions) by the Experiential Program Site.
    • Unless otherwise specified, students are responsible for financing travel to and from the Experiential Program Site and any planned or unplanned expenses incurred during the experiential program.
    • Students are expected to follow all experiential program site and University conduct policies (see student handbook).
    • Students can contact Career Services if they have any problems or concerns.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure adequate on-site hours are met as defined by the site supervisor.

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ), Global


A registered B Corp, International Volunteer HQ has been enabling people from all walks of life to give back abroad through volunteering vacations since 2007. Their volunteer programs are the most affordable and regenerative way to immerse yourself in new cultures, connect with like-minded international volunteers and make a difference through travel.

With over 300 projects in 50+ destinations to choose from, we offer the world’s largest range of fully-hosted volunteering abroad programs.

As a partner, Unity students receive $50 off the cost of their experience.