Internships

Available Internships

Interested in applying? Send a compelling cover letter and resume to sarah@bikepgh.org

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Summer 2018 internships are scheduled to begin in early May and end in late August.


Women’s Events Marketing intern – Spring 2018

Bike Pittsburgh’s Women & Biking Program works to encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to incorporate bicycling into their lives. The Women’s Events Marketing Intern will write blog posts and social media content related to Spinnsters events such as coffee meetups, happy hours, and group rides. This intern will also coordinate women’s meetups and assist the Outreach & Membership Director in planning for the Annual Women & Biking Forum.

Responsibilities:

  • BikePGH blog & web content creation
  • Attract new members to Pittsburgh’s Women & Biking community
  • Create Spinnsters content for BikePGH’s social media channels
  • Help coordinate women’s coffee meetups, group rides and happy hours
  • Communicate with workshop instructors, caterers, and guest speakers for the Forum

Desired Characteristics:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • 1-2 years experience in marketing or event planning
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Hootsuite, and MailChimp
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Photography or design skills are a bonus
  • Passion for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy

Hours: 10-20 hours per week


Communications Intern – Summer 2018

Bike Pittsburgh has provided a constant source of fun, reliable and timely information about events and issues relevant to people who bike and walk in the Pittsburgh area. The BikePGH Communications Intern will write blog posts related to events, bicycle education, and community infrastructure news. This intern will also focus on reviewing content currently on the website & social media and brainstorm ways to improve it.

Responsibilities:

  • BikePGH blog & web content creation
  • Create content for BikePGH’s Messenger (eNewsletter)
  • Develop and schedule interactive social media posts on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • Feature families, fitness & social interaction in preparation for summer events such as OpenStreetsPGH & PedalPGH
  • Involve communities in timely bike/pedestrian topics

Desired Characteristics:

  • 1-2 years related work experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and Mailchimp
  • Photography, Video, or design skills are a bonus
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Passion for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy

Hours: 10-20 hours per week


Multimedia Intern – SUMMER 2018

The warmer months at Bike Pittsburgh are full of exciting events, things to do, and new developments to describe and explore. BikePGH is seeking a multimedia intern to aid our Communications & Marketing Manager in the creation of videos, infographics, posters, logos, templates and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Create 60-second educational videos
  • Photograph BikePGH events, such as Bike to Work Day
  • Design graphics for the blog and social media promotions
  • Aid in the creation of posters and other marketing materials

Desired Characteristics:

  • Background in graphic design, photography, & video
  • 1-2 years related experience is preferred
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Passion for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy

Hours: 10 hours per week


Education Program Intern – SUMMER 2018

The Bike Pittsburgh Education Program Intern works hands on with middle schoolers as a mentor in the Positive Spin youth cycling program. This intern will support program instructors and staff to carry out bike safety education programming in the classroom, on the road, and in the office.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with group bike rides
  • Help to set up and close supply usage
  • Maintain inventory to carry out programming
  • Act as a liaison between students and instructors
  • Performs other duties as required to fulfill education program

Desired Characteristics:

  • Confident about biking in the city
  • Experience working in an educational/instructional setting
  • Formal study in education-related field is an advantage
    • i.e. education, counseling, social work, childhood development
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Passion for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy

Hours: 20-25 hours per week


 

BENEFITS

  • Free BikePGH membership!
  • A behind-the-scenes view of a bustling nonprofit
  • Firsthand experience in one of the country’s fastest growing bicycle advocacy organizations
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including:
    • Networking with BikePGH staff and professionals
    • Training & experience with nonprofit industry software (Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, etc.)
  • Indoor bike parking and first dibs on BikePGH swag

Internship schedules are Monday – Friday with occasional, infrequent evenings or weekends for events. While these positions are not paid, we are happy to work with any academic requirements interns may have to earn course credit for their efforts. All interns will have regular supervision to ensure that they achieve their desired working experience.

BikePGH is committed to assembling a diverse team. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBT are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of interest and resume to sarah@bikepgh.org if you are interested in applying for an internship with BikePGH.

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