Women Bike Intern: Spring 2019

Bike East Bay seeks a thoughtful, personable individual to support and grow our Women Bike program. Good candidates will enjoy engaging warmly with members of the public, be comfortable with some facilitation skills, and have a passion for connecting marginalized groups with community and transportation options. Some knowledge of bicycling in the East Bay is required. Experience leading rides is a bonus. Curiosity and willingness to learn is a must.

Goals: Bring energy, enthusiasm, and diligence to existing programming. Connect with aligned and allied groups to find participants. For some candidates, this role may be an introduction to feminist-driven programming built around shared leadership. For candidates familiar with those dynamics, there is an opportunity to shape and/or grow the program.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly program events, being event lead as appropriate. Events are mostly in the evenings, and currently consist of an Oakland Happy Hour and a book club at the Golden Gate Library.
    • Promote upcoming events
    • Send reminder emails to registered participants
    • Prepare sign in sheet and outreach materials
    • Engage with attendees, listening to needs and connecting with resources if needed
    • Send follow-up emails
  • Attend 3-part intro bike mechanic skills workshop series
    • Promote event
    • Learn or assist with instruction as appropriate
  • Recruit and support community members in organizing rides on Mother’s Day
    • Ensure ride leaders are on track and are planning fun, meaningful rides
      • May include attending planning meetings or joining phone calls
    • Promote rides to boost attendance
  • Support preparation for annual camping trip
    • Promote event
    • Attend 2-3 evening pre-trip workshops
    • Attend trip, if interested
  • Women Bike news
    • Produce monthly email newsletter with upcoming events

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Communications Manager Eileen Rice by March 1 for a March 18 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.