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ebbc logoThe Bicycle Coalition is seeking a talented and energetic intern to work on expanding our 1,000 New Cyclists Campaign to involve many fun and engaging community bike rides and tours as a way to encourage new cyclists to join the campaign. The internship will also support the Summer 5-Trip Bike Challenge. The hours for this internship position are approximately 10 hours/week and we seek a 10-week minimum commitment. The pay stipend for this internship is $100/week. Interested applicants should submit resume, writing sample and cover letter as soon as possible via email to Stacy Jackson

1000 New Cyclists is an EBBC campaign to motivate and support 1000 people in the East Bay to start riding their bikes for everyday transportation. We are looking for someone with great communication skills to support the campaign overall, as well as to support two specific initiatives: the Summer 5-Trip Challenge and the Community Rides program.

This internship will provide the opportunity to gain experience in community organizing and outreach, event organizing, communication strategies to bicyclists, and marketing and promotion of active transportation. Projects will include coordinating community bike rides attractive to new riders, coordinating the Campaigns member communications, and supporting the Summer 5-Trip Bike Challenge. The 1,000 New Cyclists Campaign intern will work with the Campaign Coordinator, Stacy Jackson, and the team of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.

Responsibilities (10 hrs/wk):

  • Coordination of Community Rides program:
    Recruit ride leaders

    Develop, schedule, and promote fun, creative rides that appeal to people who are starting out bicycling on a regular basis for the first time

    Track participant data in the Community Rides

    Participate in rides to discuss membership & 1000 New Cyclists

  • Coordination of Summer 5-Trip Challenge:
    Provide encouragement to participants

    Analyze data after completion of project

    Coordinate on-line and in-person recognition

  • Communication with 1000 New Cyclists program participants:
    Welcome new riders

    Match mentors & bike buddies with new riders

    Organize volunteers for events as needed

    Do follow-up communication with participants

  • Marketing for 1000 New Cyclists and Community Rides programs
    Update & maintain website

    Promote events on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

    Coordinate with graphic designer to produce flyers, posters, postcards, etc. as needed

    Organize digital photos & select great photos for different marketing materials

    Develop great stories about new riders

  • Data Management:
    Create tag-based organization for 1000 New Cyclists database

    Work with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition Membership Director to incorporate the 1000 New Cyclists database into the EBBC database

    Update database with new participants

    Maintain database with participation by riders

  • Work closely with Campaign Leader & EBBC staff to make sure all efforts are coordinated & that everything is implemented in a timely manner

This is a 10-week, 10 hr/wk internship at a rate of $100/wk, starting in mid-August and ending in early November.

Qualifications:

  • Terrific written & verbal communication skills
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Skilled at working with databases, social media, websites, etc.
  • Willing to pitch in with new ideas and also comfortable taking direction
  • Comfortable being part of something that is new & evolving
  • Self-identify as a regular urban cyclist

Interested applicants should submit resume, writing sample and cover letter as soon as possible via email to Stacy Jackson

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition was established in 1972 to promote the interests of bicyclists. Our first campaign was to gain bicycle access to the new BART transit system of the early 1970’s. Since then, our 2500+ member organization has grown and includes local chapters and organizations throughout the East Bay. In addition to advocating for better bicycling conditions, the EBBC also coordinates the annual Bike to Work Day promotion in the East Bay, has a successful bicycle safety program, supports the Cycles of Change youth bicycle after school program, and along with Transform coordinates the Bay Area’s Safe Routes to Transit Program.

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