Bicycle Advocacy Internship
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition works to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Our 12,000-member grassroots organization is considered one of the largest, most active and effective advocacy groups in the country. For more than 40 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has a proven track record of winning better bicycling improvements. In the last five years, our advocacy has helped increase the number of people biking in San Francisco by 71% and help San Francisco become a leading bicycling city. We are working to Connect the City with a complete system of crosstown bikeways designed so that anyone, from an 8-year old child to an 80-year old grandmother will feel safe and comfortable crossing the city on a bicycle.
The Bicycle Advocacy Intern will gain firsthand experience in bicycle transportation planning and non-profit advocacy in San Francisco. Specific tasks will be tailored to match individual interests and relate to our on-going advocacy work of improving bicycle infrastructure in our city.
Roles and Responsibilities (will vary)
- Grassroots outreach with local businesses, neighborhood groups, residents, families, and members to engage them in active campaigns
- Organize and assist with member engagement, including database management, email/phone communication, education, and attending committee meetings
- Assist with communications (including emails, blog posts, and social media)
- Research and data collection on bicycle-related statistics and best practices in bicycle planning and policy
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Passion for making San Francisco a better city for biking and living
- Experience in (or willingness to learn) community outreach
- Ability to get around the city to attend meetings and do outreach
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping
- Bilingual Spanish/Cantonese fluency
- HTML and graphic design experience (Adobe Creative Suite)
- 1 year’s free membership to the SF Bicycle Coalition
- First-hand experience in one of the country’s oldest and largest bicycle advocacy organizations
- Ongoing professional development opportunities
- A behind-the-scenes view of a bustling nonprofit organization
This internship offers a flexible schedule with a 12-hour-a-week minimum commitment. The position is not paid, but we are happy to work with any academic requirements the intern may have and help them earn course credits for their efforts.
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