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Aug 1 / BARD CEP

Environmental Project Graduate Intern – Denver, CO

Organization: Institute for Environmental Solutions

Position Title: Environmental Project Graduate Intern

Location: Denver, CO; IES does not have a central office. Interns work independently, and participate in Institute and Project meetings in Denver.

Hours & Compensation: This is a part-time unpaid internship (15-20 hours/week) with a flexible schedule. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: none specified

Organization Overview:

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.

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. TREE PROJECT INTERN: Support technical and program work in all phases of the current and upcoming projects of The Tree Project ( Participate in technical research, statistical analysis, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, educational programs, project design, project implementation, and analysis of results.

4. CONTAMINENTS OF EMERGING CONCERN INTERN: Conduct independent background research on emerging contaminants (sources, human and wildlife health effects, mitigation, treatment, and policy.) In addition, design and implement real world teaching opportunities including lesson plans and units for a variety of age groups how to avoid harmful chemicals.

5. WEB DEVELOPMENT / PROGRAMMING INTERN: Assist with developing our interactive website and web applications. Specifically, 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®. The intern will also be responsible for updating and maintaining the IES website ( Experience with Adobe Flash, HTML, CSS, WordPress, and Javascript is essential.


The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented graduate student or college graduate. 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.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Be sure to include why you are interested in this position and your availability. 
 Please include the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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