Our Routine Accommodation Intern will be part of our advocacy team at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and work on a project to evaluate how non-bike, non-ped transportation projects are incorporating bike/ped improvements as a matter of routine planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance. The Intern will work with our Executive Director and Program Director and also in partnership with Alta Planning in Berkeley, a recognized world-leader in bicycle and pedestrian facility designs. This is a great opportunity to study and analyze an area of City Planning that is at the forefront of planning in California and nationally.

The Routine Accommodation project of the Bicycle Coalition started in 2009 as a followup to the Bay Area’s official Routine Accommodation Policy, adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in June, 2006 (MTC Resolution No. 3765). Since then, several project funding cycles have occurred, with many projects completed and ready for evaluation for compliance with the Bay Area’s Routine Accommodation Policy. Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest to Dave Campbell as soon as possible via email to Dave Campbell, Program Director

Tasks include:

  • compiling list of projects subject to the Routine Accommodation Policy
  • identifying Checklists submitted by local agencies for the projects
  • site visits to completed project and followup evaluation
  • traffic engineering analysis of improvements, both implemented and omitted
  • project sponsor interviews and followup, reporting, evaluation and development of recommendations for improvement of Program.

Applicants should have strong organizational skills, be a self-starter and enjoy working in a laid-back, fun, non-profit environment. Living and having worked in the East Bay is a real plus.

This is an excellent opportunity for an organized “nuts and bolts” planner who is interested in building more walkable, more bikeable communities to experience a vibrant and growing nonprofit organization from the inside out. It is also a great way to build your resume & get hands-on experience working with professional transportation consultants in the city and regional planning fields. We are happy to work with any academic requirements the intern may have, to help them earn college credit for their efforts.

Skills & Knowledge to be Gained

  • Project Coordination skills for a large-scale, multi-city evaluation program
  • Experience reviewing project applications, including design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • GIS software skills
  • Opportunity to create great writing samples for future job interviews
  • Inside experience with professional transportation consultants and a highly active and growing grassroots movement
  • Academic credit, by working with your academic institution’s internship program

Desired Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Interest in bicycle advocacy and bike safety
  • Track record of working well on team projects
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Computer skills including database and spreadsheets
  • Strong multitasking ability required
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook
  • Nonjudgemental, welcoming attitude

Helpful:

  • Graphics savvy (Adobe Indesign, Photoshop)
  • Perky (yet professional) Writing Style
  • A cheerful attitude toward computers and electronic things
  • Familiarity with biking in the East Bay
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities
  • Highly self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
  • Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply

The hours for this internship position are approximately 8 hours/week and we seek a 10-week minimum commitment. Work will include time in the EBBC office at the Berkeley Bike Station and our West Berkeley Office. This is a volunteer position and may require some work on some weeknights, as activities can occur after work on weekdays and on weekends. Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest to Dave Campbell as soon as possible via email to Dave Campbell, Program Director.

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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