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Natural Capitalism Solutions
11823 N 75th St
Posted: January 21 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionAre 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.
ResponsibilitiesNatural 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.
-A desire to learn,
-Past research experience,
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office,
-Ability to be flexible and multitask,
-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.