We’re Hiring: Event Planning Intern

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition works to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Our member-based grassroots organization is one of the largest and most 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.

Position Overview

We are looking for an intern to join our team to help with several events in 2014 including:

  • Golden Wheel Awards in July
  • Tour de Fat in September
  • Winterfest Member Party in November
  • Various Summer Recreational Rides

The Event Planning Intern will gain hands-on professional development and valuable experience in event planning for a thriving nonprofit organization. We will challenge you with a fast-paced, quick-turnaround experience on a hard-working team.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong interest in event logistics and planning who wants to get a better understanding of the behind the scenes of events. Interns will have the benefit of learning critical event organizing and planning skills from experienced staff.

This unpaid internship offers a flexible schedule with an eight-hour a week minimum commitment for 3-6 months. We are happy to work with any academic requirements you may have, to help you earn college credit for you efforts. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and ride a bike with a trailer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to

  • Management of event logistics, including: the development of the site plan, oversight of setup/break-down materials, management of volunteer needs, activities coordination and supply delivery
  • Manage and support volunteers at events and interns
  • Solicit and secure in-kind community donations for events
  • Organize and manage mass mailings
  • Assist in management of our Salesforce database
  • Write and edit social media, newsletter and website marketing for events and volunteer opportunities at events

An Ideal Candidate will have/be

  • Interest and/or experience in event planning
  • Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time
  • Be a self-starter able to take initiative on individual projects
  • Outgoing, dynamic and flexible personality
  • Familiarity with biking in San Francisco


  • 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
  • Length and hours are flexible
  • Indoor bike parking provided

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to bonnie@sfbike.org


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