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Jan 24 / BARD CEP

Various Internships – Institute for Environmental Solutions — Denver, CO


The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an independent non-profit organization that engages stakeholders to deliver technically sound solutions to complex environmental and health problems – without unwanted side effects. IES is seeking motivated graduate interns who are passionate about protecting the environment!


1. DEVELOPMENT / FUNDRAISING INTERN: Assist IES with grant writing and fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include researching and identifying potential funding opportunities to support IES activities. Interns will coordinate, write, edit, and submit letters of inquiry and grant proposals. Grant writing, fundraising, and marketing experience is a plus, but not required. We use the Benevon model; experience with Benevon would be great.

2. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING INTERN: Create and execute a social media strategy that builds IES’s online presence and increases support. Maintain the IES Facebook page and establish IES on other social media sites. A strong understanding of social media and marketing is required.

3. WATER QUALITY / ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN: Conduct independent background research on trace contaminants of emerging concern (sources, human and wildlife health effects, mitigation, treatment, and policy). Design and implement real world elementary education programs including lesson plans for a variety of age groups on how to avoid harmful chemicals.

3. TREE PROJECT INTERN: Support technical and program work in all phases of the The Tree Project, using urban trees to improve the environment. Participate in technical research, statistical analysis, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, educational programs, project design, project implementation, and analysis of results.

5. WEB DEVELOPMENT / PROGRAMMING INTERN: Assist with developing our interactive website and web applications. We are looking to advance our chemical footprint calculator, an interactive self-assessment tool that evaluates a person’s household chemical use. Our current web application is programmed using Adobe Flash(R). The intern will also be responsible for updating and maintaining the IES website ( Experience with Adobe Flash, HTML, CSS, WordPress, and Javascript is essential.


Successful candidates will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented graduate students or college graduates. Excellent writing, verbal, presentation, research, and organizational skills are required. The intern must have the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively in a team-oriented environment. Completed studies in technical areas such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, engineering, urban planning, health, economics, or nonprofit management are desired.


This is a part-time unpaid internship (15-20 hours/week) based in Denver with a flexible schedule. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the above email address. Be sure to include why you are interested in this position and your availability (in Denver).  Please include the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email. IES does not have a central office. Interns work independently, and participate in Institute and Project meetings in Denver.


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