Interns & Fellows

Natural Capitalism Solutions has a well-established internship and fellowship program. We are proud to have educated so many gifted individuals and look forward to working with them all as peers for years to come. Read about our current interns and fellows below, click here to find out how you can join our intern program, and click here to read about the amazing intern alumni we have had work with us in the past.

Kimberly Schlaepfer (Fellowship)
Kim is a recent graduate of Rollins College, where her interest in environmental conservation and sustainability were sparked in her international studies and sustainable development courses. In her senior year she served as the president of Rollins environmental club, Eco-Rollins, and was employed by Rollins as a Sustainability Coordinator. During the summer of 2013 she worked as a Corporate Responsibility intern for Deckers Outdoor Corporation, a fortune 500 company. Through her research for Deckers she was able to reduce their environmental footprint and save them an average of one million dollars in packaging costs annually. Previous to her fellowship, Kim worked for Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) as a Policy and Research Intern. She worked directly under Bill Becker performing a variety of research tasks related to climate and energy policy in the US. In correlation with this research, she worked part time at the Center for the New Energy Economy to assist in their efforts to facilitate the 15 Western states with comprehension and implementation of the EPA’s 111(d) proposed bill to cut emissions from power plants. She have a passion for the outdoors and her favorite outdoor activity is skiing!

Max Joles (Internship)mjoles_headshot

Max is an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado pursuing degrees in economics and environmental studies. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he has a natural interest in water conservation and solar energy. He is also interested in urban planning and development economics. Max is an avid traveler and adventurer. He participated in the Spring 2013 Semester at Sea voyage, and studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa during the 2014 spring semester. He is pursuing a career in sustainability because he enjoys the challenge of combining two often-clashing subjects–business and environment.

Nicholas Hislop (Internship)nhislop_headshot

Nicholas Hislop is originally from the bush capital city of Canberra, Australia. His love of the ocean led him to the coast where he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wollongong in Communications and Political Science. After a move to Sydney, Nicholas joined Fire & Rescue NSW and worked as a Firefighter before graduating from the University of Sydney with a Masters in Sustainability. Nicholas’ major research project involved enterprise and entrepreneurial capacity building and development for indigenous people, an area often neglected in Australia. Throughout 2014, Nicholas has been working with remote and challenged communities in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua; gaining valuable community based knowledge and acquired skills to develop a roadmap for sustainable futures in challenged communities. Nicholas now has ambitions to utilize and strengthen these skills in a larger business context with sustainability principles at the core.