Accepting Applications for Internships

We are currently seeking interns for spring 2018- from January to May. Check out our available positions below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Are you looking for real-word sustainability experience to compliment your education? 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. Natural Capitalism Solutions is a cutting-edge, dynamic organization that promotes, supports, and teaches sustainability.

Hunter Lovins and the NCS team create tools to enable businesses and industry to implement more regenerative practices. As an intern at NCS you will learn how to conduct research, how to analyze existing management tools and techniques, and how to implement sustainability practices in companies and communities. 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 an active part in innovative planning sessions involving critical thinking about sustainability issues and practice.
  • Conduct research, compose, and prepare background materials for every level of project work.
  • Gain practical research experience in the sustainability field.
  • Help create tools to assist businesses and industry to develop more sustainable practices and become regenerative 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

Internship Positions

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 NCS staff on various levels of consulting, education, and business development work. Specific projects depend on client needs and current funding 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 focus on one project throughout their internship but should be flexible as the need to assist on other projects/tasks will arise.

Note: General research and writing experience are required for this position and will occupy a majority of your work. 

Additional Focus Areas of our Internships:

Sustainability Media Development & Communications

Our interns with an artistic eye and experience with graphic design or media management will assist NCS with various projects related to outreach, donor development, and artistic content creation. Interns will be asked to help manage Natural Capitalism Solutions’ social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as contributing to newsletter and marketing content.  Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to multi-task and work independently is a must. Preferred qualifications include video and photography experience as well as editing or design experience. Knowledge of various platforms such as MailChimp, Photoshop, and WordPress are preferred. You will work closely with all members of the NCS team to manage content and strengthen our online presence via the NCS website, blog and social media accounts. This opportunity will greatly enhance our efforts to effectively deliver our brand and voice, while increasing our education and outreach success.

Grant Research/Proposal Writing

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 interns eager to learn about the development and management of foundation and corporate grants. Interns will work directly with our Head of Partnerships and Consulting to research and write proposals 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 an exciting opportunity with NCS to expand your skills and experience within the non-profit world and contribute immensely to the future work of NCS.

Note: NCS will be working on a new project regarding Local Economy Action Plans which may be the focus of your writing efforts. 

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to us at [email protected], with the subject line “[internship type, season, year] Internship Application.”

Past Interns:

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.