Outreach Intern: Spring 2019

Bike East Bay seeks an outgoing, responsible person to support our spring outreach efforts. Good candidates will enjoy engaging warmly with members of the public, be comfortable in new public situations, and have a passion for transportation options. Some knowledge of bicycling in the East Bay is helpful but not required. Curiosity and willingness to learn is a must.

Goals: Become familiar with Bike East Bay’s work. Perform outreach to connect community members with Bike East Bay. Learn key principles of community engagement, adult learning, and fundraising. Apply learnings by assisting at and leading (if appropriate) outreach events, and co-leading trainings.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend spring outreach events, being event lead and volunteer lead as appropriate. Events may be during the week or on weekends. Evenings are rare.
    • Calendar to be determined by Outreach Coordinator.
    • Represent Bike East Bay in a professional and friendly manner.
    • Promote spring membership drive.
  • Attend all Bike Ambassador trainings. Evenings.
    • Observe and participate at first training.
    • Co-lead successive trainings.
  • Attend BTWD bag stuffing event. At least half-day availability May 2 or 3 required.
  • Attend Outreach Captain training. May 6 evening availability required.
  • Lead an outreach station on BTWD. 6am-10am on May 9 required.
  • Lead outreach at Berkeley Bike Happy Hour. 5pm-9pm on May 9 required.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Outreach Coordinator Chris Corral 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.