Membership Outreach Intern

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition works to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Our member-based grassroots organization is considered one of the largest, most active and effective advocacy groups in the country. For more than 45 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has a proven track record of winning better bicycling improvements.

Position description

The Membership Outreach Intern will gain firsthand knowledge about the backbone of any grassroots organization — our members — by organizing people around transportation issues in their backyard while building San Francisco’s bicycle community. You will gain hands-on professional development and valuable experience in communications, outreach, and event planning for a thriving nonprofit organization.

What you’ll learn:

  • All aspects of membership administration, including: outreach and recruitment skills, member services best practices, member retention processes, as well as program evaluation
  • Hands-on experience maintaining a data-rich Contact Relationship Management (CRM) system (Salesforce)
  • Member engagement and community building skills
  • Marketing and communication skills
  • Hands-on, resume-building experience in the membership and development field

Responsibilities and duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Represent the SF Bicycle Coalition and recruit members at a variety of events, fairs and trainings
  • Assist with the management of ongoing membership services
  • Assist with event coordination, planning and logistics
  • Write and edit social media, blog articles and ongoing marketing content for membership programs and events
  • Administrative support

Required skills or abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be a self-starter able to take initiative on individual projects
  • Interest in bicycle advocacy campaigns and membership management
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook
  • Professional, responsible demeanor

Desired skills or abilities:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Salesforce
  • Experience with Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) with basic graphic design knowledge
  • Be familiar with biking in San Francisco

Required dates for this internship include:

  • Orientation (date TBD)
  • Winterfest (November, date pending)


  • One year’s free membership to the SF Bicycle Coalition
  • Firsthand experience in one of the country’s oldest and largest bicycle advocacy organizations
  • A behind-the-scenes view of a bustling nonprofit organization
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including:
    • Networking with SF Bicycle Coalition staff and professionals in a variety of fields, including but not limited to urban planning, transportation and nonprofits
    • Training on and experience with nonprofit industry standard software (Salesforce, Basecamp, etc.)
    • Presentations and trainings aimed at development of professional workforce skills
  • Indoor bike parking provided

This unpaid internship offers a flexible schedule with a 10-15 hour/week minimum commitment. This is chiefly a Monday through Friday internship, with occasional evenings and weekends. Interns are expected to make a three-month commitment, which may be extended. While the position is not paid, we are happy to work with any academic requirements the intern may have to help them earn course credit for their efforts.

To Apply:

Write a compelling cover letter and resume, and submit using the form. Be sure to mention where you saw the internship advertised. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.

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