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Are you looking for more sustainability education in a cutting-edge, dynamic organization that promotes, supports, and teaches sustainability? Are you ready to put theory into practice in the real world? Are you passionate about making a difference? If so, join us as an intern at Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), a non-profit that works with companies, communities, countries, and governments to increase sustainability, efficiency, and profits.
Hunter Lovins and the Natural Capitalism Solutions team create tools to enable businesses and industry to implement sustainable practices. As an intern at NCS you will learn how to research and analyze existing management tools, techniques, and actual practices of organizations pursuing sustainability. Interns learn by doing, developing new tools and strategies.
At Natural Capitalism Solutions, interns have the opportunity to:
- Receive training and pragmatic experience in the field of sustainability consulting
- Work with the NCS team and sustainability pioneer, Hunter Lovins.
- Take active part in innovative discussions and planning sessions involving critical thinking about sustainability issues and practice.
- Research, compose, and prepare background materials for various levels of project work.
- Gain practical research experience in the sustainability field.
- Help create tools to assist businesses and industry to develop sustainable practices and become sustainable organizations.
- See the direct results of your work on the structure of capitalism.
- Receive recognition for work on published reports.
- Participate in local conferences, industry & networking events, staff meetings, and company outings.
- Hear world-class speakers from various fields pertaining to sustainability.
- A desire to learn,
- Past research experience,
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office,
- Ability to be flexible and multitask,
- Awesomeness, and
- Knowledge of the Principles of Natural Capitalism.
The internship is unpaid and requires 15-25 hours per week (flexible).
Interns are required work out of the Longmont office for the majority of the internship, not remotely or off-site.
Throughout the program interns will assist with a variety of tasks but will typically follow one major project. Our current internships are listed below, find the one that fits your interests:
Sustainability Implementation Intern
Sustainability Implementation Interns assist project managers on various levels of corporate work. Specific projects depend on client needs and can incorporate any of our services. Interns receive training in our approach. They are expected to take responsibility and ask questions. Interns will gain experience in project work, and can assist on all levels from proposal writing to initial research to composition toward the final report. Sustainability Implementation Interns will typically work on one project throughout their internship but should be flexible in order to assist on other projects as the need arises.
The Policy & Research Intern will participate in researching and framing policy recommendations. You will be part of a fast-paced environment with the option of working from home. You will work with Bill Becker, the Executive Director of the PCAP project, an initiative of Natural Capitalism Solutions to help the President of the United States take decisive action on global warming and energy security.
Sustainability Content Development & Communications Intern
The Sustainability Content Development & Communications Intern will be responsible for creating short blog pieces, articles and other social feeds that will be posted throughout our website and other online outlets. The position will also include managing Natural Capitalism Solutions’ social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as possibly contributing to newsletter content. The intern is expected to have excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to multi-task and work independently. You should also have excellent time management and the ability to meet deadlines. You will work closely with all members of the NCS team, manage content, and strengthen our online presence on our website, blog and social media, in order to effectively enhance our brand and voice, while increasing our education and outreach efforts.
Grant Research/Proposal Writer Intern
Foundations that support our work in sustainability, climate change and our vision for a new economy are our lifeblood. We are looking for an organized, resourceful, and detail oriented Proposal Writer/Development Intern eager to learn about the development and management of foundation and corporate grants. This intern will work directly with our Head of Partnerships and Consulting to research and write grants to fund the programs and projects of Natural Capitalism Solutions. You will assist with researching and identifying new foundations, drafting Letters of Intent (LOI), applications, proposals, and reports. This is a new and exciting opportunity with NCS to expand your skills and experience within the non-profit world and contribute immensely to the future work of NCS.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Development Intern
Natural Capitalism Solutions is looking for a tech-savvy, strategic individual to help develop and execute our systems harmonization and CRM outreach strategy. Given guidance from senior NCS management, this intern will be responsible for managing a CRM tool such as Salesforce, including loading and implementation (e.g. market segmentation and educating NCS staff). We are looking for someone who has the necessary knowledge and skills in the field and/or ability to learn and initiative to upskill his or herself. You should also be able to work independently and be able to suggest and implement best practices for this new database. The intern should research and become familiar with Natural Capitalism Solutions and its operations/needs, and manage the CRM tool accordingly.
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to us at email@example.com, with the subject line “[internship type, season, year] Internship Application.”
Past interns have gained employment at the following organizations: Standard Renewable Energy, GreenOrder, Weecycle Environmental Consulting, ATC Associates Environmental Consulting, Clean Energy Action, Department of Health, and NCS, to name a few.
Read about our past interns here.