Natural Capitalism Solutions Internships
NCS is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2018 cycle, which runs from mid-August to mid-December. The internship is unpaid and requires 15-25 hours per week. NCS desires applicants entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate education as well as recent bachelor graduates and graduate students. Interns are encouraged to work in the Longmont office as often as possible, though the guidelines are flexible and remote working days can be accommodated.
At NCS, Interns work alongside a tightly-knit team led by sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins. Interns help promote the NCS mission; working with companies, communities, countries, and governments to increase sustainability, efficiency, and profits. Fall 2018 Interns will have the unique opportunity to help accelerate NCS’ transition from a consulting group to an organization focusing on philanthropic and programmatic development on local, national, and international levels. For these reasons, programming initiatives and internal infrastructure at NCS remains very ripe, and we are seeking bright eyes and innovative perspectives to join the team. Once selected, Interns should enter with knowledge of the Natural Capitalism principles, an eagerness to learn, and a positive attitude.
In your capacity as an Intern, you will help staff in one or more of these general areas:
- Sustainability Media Development & Communications: Interns will help strengthen NCS’ online-presence and operate all social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) as well as contributing to newsletter and marketing content. Interns will assist Hunter’s publicist in marketing operations related to Hunter’s new book, A Finer Future, which will be released in September and is slated for a fall book tour. In this role, we desire Interns with experience in multi-media campaigning, video and photography experience, and editing and design experience. Knowledge of various platforms such as MailChimp, Photoshop, and WordPress are preferred.
- Foundation Fundraising: Foundations that support our work in sustainability, climate change and our vision for a new economy are our lifeblood. We are looking for 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 program directors to research and write proposals to fund programs. Interns will assist with researching and identifying new foundations, drafting Letters of Intent (LOI), applications, proposals, and reports. In this role, we desire interns with strong organization and communication skills, and prior experience with sites such as Guidestar and online CRM systems is a plus.
- Program Development: Interns will help staff members in developing and implementing a new consulting program. The program will deploy graduate-level students to offer free sustainability consulting to small businesses. Interns will specifically assist staff in various research tasks, powerpoint presentations, design and video operations. In this role, we desire Interns with excellent research and organization skills.
In addition to these listed responsibilities, Interns help staff with day-to-day operations. Interns are welcomed to participate in staff meetings, local events and conferences, and staff outings.
How to Apply: Submit your application by July 25. 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.” In your Cover Letter, please indicate and explain your interest in the listed area (Program Development, Media Development/Communications, Foundation Fundraising). Elaborate on how your prior experience will serve the recent NCS transition. Do not hesitate to express interest in multiple areas if you believe your prior experience strongly supports the desired skill-set explained above.
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, Andia, Corona Insights, the Crane Institute for Sustainability, and NCS, to name a few. Read about our past interns here.