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Bike to Work Day Interns
ebbc logoThe Bicycle Coalition is seeking motivated and energized interns to work on Bike to Work Day, the Bay Area’s largest bike-related event. The intern positions focus on planning, promotion and implementation for the big event scheduled May 12, 2011. Each intern position receives a $500 stipend and the hours are flexible, but we ask for a commitment of 8 hours/week for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Bike to Work Day Interns
ebbc logoThe Bicycle Coalition is seeking motivated and energized interns to work on Bike to Work Day, the Bay Area’s largest bike-related event. The intern positions focus on planning, promotion and implementation for the big event scheduled May 12, 2011. Each intern position receives a $500 stipend and the hours are flexible, but we ask for a commitment of 8 hours/week for a minimum of 10 weeks.

We have several areas of focus for each intern position:

Press/Media Intern:
Work in this area will include developing press releases for Bike to Work Day and following up with media outlets to promote expanded media coverage of Bike to Work Day. Work will include developing stories for Bike to Work Day, doing background research, collecting data and interviewing bicyclists. Work will also include our Bike-Friendly Business and Bike Commuter of the Year Awards. This person will work closely with EBBC’s Outreach Coordinator, EBBC’s Bike to Work Day Coordinator and our Events Subcommittee;

Event Planning Intern:
Work in this area will include work on Bike to the Market Day, Bike-in Movie Nights and our biggest event–the Bay Area’s largest Bike Away from Work Party. Work will include close collaboration with EBBC coalition partners who are planning events. This person will work closely with EBBC’s Outreach Coordinator, EBBC’s Bike to Work Day Coordinator;

Energizer Station Intern:
Work in this area will include coordinating energizer station hosts and volunteers, training volunteers, soliciting donations, creating energizer station maps, coordinating energizer stations on day of Bike to Work Day, gathering bike counts and creating reports. This person will work closely with EBBC’s Outreach Coordinator, EBBC’s Bike to Work Day Coordinator and our Events Subcommittee;

Applicants should have strong people skills and enjoy working in non-profit environment. Living and going to school or having worked in the East Bay are a real plus.

Skills & Knowledge to be Gained

  • Program coordination skills for a large-scale, multi-city program and event
  • Database and website skills, including programming, scripts, and work flow enhancements
  • Experience building new marketing and outreach plans
  • Event coordination and logistics
  • Social media communications, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr etc,
  • Opportunity to create great writing samples for future job interviews
  • Inside experience with a highly active and growing grassroots movement
  • Academic credit, by working with your academic institution’s internship program

Qualifications may include:

  • familiarity with the East Bay, it’s cities, public agencies and regional transportation planning agencies such as BART, Caltrans, East Bay Regional Parks, etc.
  • familiarity with our coalition partners, such as Transform, local bicycle coalitions, Sierra Club, etc.
  • computer skills including database, word processing, and graphics
  • online outreach skills including website, html, email, and social networking
  • good communication skills
  • highly self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
  • fundraising/development skills are a plus
  • spanish or chinese language skills are a plus
  • women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply

    The hours for each Bike to Work Day intern position are flexible and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition will provide a stipend of $500 for each position. Intern positions will require some work on weeknights and weekends, as many activities occur after work on weekdays and on weekends. Work will include time in the EBBC office at the Berkeley Bike Station and our West Berkeley office. There will be opportunities to work from home or school.

    Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest to Dave Campbell as soon as possible via email to Dave Campbell. Please indicate intern position in which you have an interest.

    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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