Community Organizing Intern: Spring 2019

Goals: On behalf of Bike East Bay, the Community Organizing Intern will build relationships with community groups, elected officials, and city staff to increase participation in Bike to Work Day and build support for advocacy campaigns. Through targeted outreach and engagement, support a successful Bike to Work Day that creates momentum for future education and advocacy partnerships. You will focus on one community, to be determined depending on your interest and Bike East Bay’s strategic plan.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Community organizing skills, including community outreach, relationship-building, and communications;
  • Principles of active transportation planning and how to advocate for high-quality bikeways;
  • Public speaking and presentation, including opportunities to give public comment at government meetings;

Responsibilities:

  • Attend community meetings to promote Bike to Work Day and increase participation
  • Communicate and support advocacy engagement as part of BTWD promotion
  • Build relationships with energizer station hosts and support them before and after BTWD
  • Engage elected officials and staff for BTWD bike ride, proclamation, or ribbon cutting
  • Identify opportunities for education and advocacy collaboration after Bike Month

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Community Organizer Susie Hufstader by February 15 for a March 11 start date. Interns will work 8 hours per week for 10 weeks, and receive a  stipend of $1,200.

About Bike East Bay

Bike East Bay (formerly the East Bay Bicycle Coalition) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible in Alameda and Contra Costa County. Our 4,000+ member supported, grassroots advocacy has won important local campaigns like protected bike lanes on Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue, as well as regional campaigns to bring bicycling access on BART and the Bay Bridge and significantly increased funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements through Measure B and BB.

Bike East Bay is proud of our positive and supportive workplace. We care deeply about each other as co-workers and as full people. Transportation justice is an essential part of our work as bicycle advocates and we are committed to working for equity and social justice. By sharing leadership, supporting each other through challenges, and loudly celebrating our successes, we are stronger as individuals, as an organization, and as a community.

Bike East Bay is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.