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The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Event Planning Intern. The hours for this internship position are approximately 8 hours/week and we seek a 10 to 12 week commitment starting early March.

The Event Planning intern will gain hands-on professional development and valuable experience in event planning for a thriving nonprofit organization. We will challenge you with a fast-paced, quick-turnaround experience on a hard-working team.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong interest in event logistics and planning who wants to get a better understanding of the behind the scenes of events. In addition the intern will participate in many events through April and May and gain valuable outreach and public engagement skills. The event planning intern will have the benefit of learning critical event organizing and planning skills from experienced staff. The Event Planning intern will report to the Bike to Work Day Project Manager and work closely with the Executive Director.

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

Events include social rides, Bike to the Market Day, Bike-in Movie Nights, Blessing of the Bikes, the Bike Happy Hour Party and more. Work will include close collaboration with coalition partners.

Skills & Knowledge to be Gained

  • Opportunity to build your portfolio by helping create great projects and writing samples

  • Experience planning a multitude of events independently, from sponsorships, outreach to partners, volunteer coordination, outreach and more

  • Inside experience with a highly active and growing grassroots movement

  • Academic credit, by working with your academic institution’s internship program

Requirements

Essential

  • Interest and/or experience in event planning

  • Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time

  • Be a self-starter able to take initiative on individual projects

  • Excellent and persuasive written and oral communication skills

  • Be a strong writer; familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and the Internet

  • Outgoing, dynamic, and flexible personality

  • Familiarity with biking in the East Bay

  • Spanish or chinese language skills are a plus

  • Have a flexible schedule and be willing to work odd hours.

Helpful

  • Experience managing volunteers

  • Fundraising event and sponsorship experience

  • Commitment to building a bike-friendly East Bay

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The hours for the Event Planning intern position are flexible and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition will provide a stipend of $500. This Intern position 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. There will be opportunities to work from home or school.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Project Manager Cynthia Armour by February 17: [email protected].

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 4000+ 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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