Programs & Events

Stay Work Play carries out its mission of supporting ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, through the following programs:


Rising Stars Awards

An initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, the Rising Stars Awards celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young people and the businesses that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.


NH Internships

Internships enhance economic conditions in New Hampshire by offering educational employment opportunities to local students and working professionals. is a free resource to NH employers to post their open internship positions and for students and recent graduates to find real-world, work-based educational opportunities with NH businesses and organizations.

YPN Summit Series

The YPN Summit Series brings together the leaders and the volunteers of NH’s young professionals networks (YPN) for a half day of networking, professional development and sharing ideas with one another.

603 Day

In an increased effort to promote NH as a desirable place for young people, 603 Day serves as a celebration of the companies, organizations and places that make up the Granite State!

SWP_LifeofthePartylogoLife of the Party

Life of the Party, in partnership between Stay Work Play and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, is a public policy series featuring presidential candidates and other political figures. Engaging members of NH’s Young Professionals Networks, college students and other young talent, the program allows a chance for free-flowing and casual discussion with political candidates where party politics take a backseat to civil conversation.


Learn more about our past programs and events here.