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Development Intern Position Overview

Development Intern Position Overview

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Our Development Intern will gain valuable skills about an essential component of any organization: fundraising through grant writing and business partnerships. The intern will perform behind-the-scenes work of getting funding for some of the EBBC’s most important projects, including its new 1000 New Cyclists Campaign and new bicycle safety classes in Contra Costa County. The intern will gain-first hand knowledge of the grant writing process, such as foundation research and proposal writing. You will also learn about and help to research businesses who will be sponsors for the 1000 New Cyclists campaign. Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest as soon as possible via email to: Susan Silber.

Tasks may include the following:

  • Foundations research
  • Proposal writing assistance
  • Assistance in recruiting bike-friendly businesses to sponsor the 1000 New Cyclists Campaign.
  • Assistance in putting together final grant proposals. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like more experience with grant writing and fundraising. It’s a great way to build your resume & get on-hand experience in the development & membership field! This internship offers a flexible schedule with an eight-hour a week minimum commitment. The position is not paid, but 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

  • Writing experience

  • Project management skills by helping organize larger projects

  • Database and website skills, including web research
  • 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

Position Requirements:

  • Interest in writing

  • Track record of working well on team projects
  • Excellent written communications skills

  • Strong multitasking ability required

  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook

  • Nonjudgemental, welcoming attitude

Helpful Skills:

  • Web/html experience
  • Prior grant writing and/or fundraising experience

  • Professional Writing Style

  • A cheerful attitude toward computers and electronic things

  • Familiarity with biking in the East Bay

  • Commitment to building a bike-friendly East Bay

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 internship position and the position will require some work on weeknights, as many activities occur after work on weekdays. Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest as soon as possible via email to: Susan Silber.

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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