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.


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

Position Type: Part-time, 20-25 hours per week


BUSINESS PROGRAM INTERN – Summer 2018

The Business Program Intern will assist BikePGH’s Development Manager in building and improving relations with business partners and clients, generating professional correspondence, conducting business outreach to support various program areas, generating prospects for attracting revenue, and tracking bike rack sales through BikePGH.

Responsibilities:

  • Communications
    • Social media posts
    • Welcome/sponsorship packets
    • Business Quarterly newsletter content creation
  • Outreach
    • New member recruitment
    • Staff education events
    • Event-related outreach
  • Database/Analytics Management
    • Salesforce
    • MailChimp
    • Eventbrite

Desired Characteristics:

  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and/or strong interest in:
    • Business, accounting, economics, community organizing, or a related field
  • 1 – 2 years relevant work experience
  • 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

Position Type: Part-time, 10 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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