Natural Capitalism Solutions Internships
We are currently seeking interns for the summer of 2018- from May until August. Check out our available position 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 and 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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). We are able to provide class credit for our internships- please discuss with Isabel during the application process.
Interns are required work out of the Longmont office at least 2 days a week, the rest of the week they are able to work remotely.
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 program directors 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.
Program Development Internship
The Program Development Internship will assist NCS staff in developing and implementing a new consulting program. The program will deploy graduate-level students to offer free sustainability consulting to businesses. The launch date will be the fall of 2018. The Program Development intern will assist staff in various research tasks that will provide a competitive advantage to our program. This intern will be heavily involved in the creation of the program and ensuring we have a strong competitive advantage.
Sustainability Media Development & Communications
Hunter Lovins is publishing a new book in the fall of 2018, A Finer Future . We will be creating a new website and multi-media campaign to launch in parallel with the book. We will need an intern to oversee all marketing operations. The Media Development and Communications intern will be asked to help manage Natural Capitalism Solutions’ social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as contributing to a newsletter and marketing content. Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to multitask and work independently is a must. Preferred qualifications include video and photography experience as well as editing or design experience. We will be promoting A Finer Future with interviews, podcasts, video shorts and webinars. Knowledge of various platforms such as Mailchimp, Photoshop and WordPress are preferred. You will work closely will 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.
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected], 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.