Outreach Intern: Spring 2020

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. Knowledge of Spanish or Cantonese desired.

Goals: Become familiar with Bike East Bay’s work. Perform outreach to connect community members with Bike East Bay. Grow the impact of Bike to Work Day in communities not historically represented or celebrated in cycling and bike advocacy. Learn key principles of community engagement, outreach, and fundraising. Apply learnings by assisting at and leading outreach events, and co-leading trainings.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend spring outreach events, be event lead and volunteer lead as appropriate. Attendance at March 19th Ambassador Training mandatory.
    • Attend occasional evening and weekend events. Calendar to be determined in collaboration with Outreach Coordinator.
    • Represent Bike East Bay in a professional and friendly manner.
    • Support event volunteer management.
  • Grow Bike East Bay’s presence in target communities.
    • Run a successful volunteer flyer distribution campaign.
    • Engage partner organizations to participate in Bike to Work Day. Create new contacts.
  • Assist with general office tasks supporting fundraising and membership.
  • Attend BTWD bag stuffing event. At least half-day availability May 7 or 8 required.
  • Attend Outreach Captain training. May 11 or 12 evening availability required.
  • Morning and/or Evening availability on May 14 required for one or both of the following tasks:
    • Lead an outreach station on BTWD. 6am-10am.
    • Lead outreach at Berkeley Bike Happy Hour. 5pm-9pm.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Outreach Coordinator Chris Corral (Chris.Corral at BikeEastBay.org) by February 28 for a March 9 start date. Interns should expect to work about 100 hours, or 10 hours per week for 10 weeks, and receive a stipend of $2,000. 

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.