Internships

Available Internships

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Summer 2019 internships are scheduled to begin in early May and end in mid-August.


Multimedia Intern – Summer 2019

The BikePGH Multimedia Intern will aid the Communications & Marketing Manager in the creation of graphics, posters, templates and more. The intern will also assist in the planning, execution, and editing of 60-second videos related to bicycle safety and education.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Design graphics for the blog and social media promotions
  • Aid in the creation of posters and other marketing materials
  • Create 60-second educational videos in tandem with BikePGH staff

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Background in graphic design, photography, or video production
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Passion for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy

Internship Benefits:

  • Free BikePGH membership
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Experience in one of the country’s fastest growing bicycle advocacy organizations
  • Regular supervision to ensure that you achieve your desired intern experience

Wage and Hours:

  • 10-20 hours per week over the internship
  • $10/hour

To Apply:

  • Email your resume, cover letter, and a portfolio to DeAnna Srock at jobs@bike.pgh.org
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

Communications Intern – Summer 2019

Job Purpose:

The BikePGH Communications Intern will be responsible for creating and presenting content for blog, website, newsletter, and social media that will prepare partners for our 2018 OpenStreetsPGH (OSP) season (which runs May-July). This position will also conduct correspondence with business partners, community stakeholders, and supporters involved in planning and executing OSP.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Create blog and web content for OpenStreetsPGH.org
  • Develop content for The Messenger, BikePGH’s e-newsletter
  • Manage hashtags for effective social media presence  
  • Manage email traffic for openstreetspgh@bikepgh.org
  • Field inquiries from local businesses and potential partners

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Hootsuite, and MailChimp
  • Strong interest in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy

Internship Benefits:

  • Free BikePGH membership
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Experience in one of the country’s fastest growing bicycle advocacy organizations Regular supervision to ensure that you achieve your desired intern experience

Wage and Hours:

  • 10-20 hours per week over the internship
  • $10/hour

To Apply:

  • Email your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to DeAnna Srock at jobs@bikepgh.org.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

Education Intern – Summer 2019

Job Purpose:

The BikePGH Education Intern works hands-on with middle schoolers as a mentor in the Positive Spin youth cycling program. Interns support the program instructors and others as needed to carry out bicycle safety education in the classroom, on the road, and in the office.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Help maintain inventory to carry out regular programming
  • Act as a liaison between students and instructors, listening to youth and bridging any gaps between them
  • Assist with group bike rides by advising students and directing traffic at intersections
  • Performs other duties and as required to carry out education program needs

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy

Internship Benefits:

  • Free BikePGH membership
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Experience in one of the country’s fastest growing bicycle advocacy organizations
  • Regular supervision to ensure that you achieve your desired intern experience

Wage and Hours:

  • 5-20 hours per week over the internship
  • $10/hour

To Apply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@bikepgh.org
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

GIS Internship – Summer 2019

Job Purpose:

The BikePGH Mapping Intern will be responsible for helping BikePGH organize and present data related to our work and mission. We are particularly interested in updating and building off of our existing Online Pittsburgh Bike Map, an ArcGIS based tool that displays the existing bicycle infrastructure (bike lanes, trails, sharrows, etc). This includes adding a variety of initiatives and programs, with the ultimate goal of developing a living map that tracks infrastructure & programming throughout the city. We would like to incorporate and visualize other publicly available data including (but not limited to) our presence in various communities (particularly CDBG communities), City Council Districts, crash data over time, etc. This is a new initiative, so experience and/or enthusiasm for the challenge of building the program is important. An ideal candidate will have some experience and knowledge of ArcGIS, and are looking to build upon their skills in a creative way. There is a computer at the BikePGH office in Lawrenceville that is equipped with ArcGIS, but candidates are welcome to use their own devices if they so choose.

Essential Functions and Duties:

The GIS Intern will be responsible for gathering data and helping visualize a number of initiatives, including, but not limited to:

  • Update the online Pittsburgh Bike Map
  • Track and map the development of bike infrastructure over a set period of time in the City of Pittsburgh
  • BikePGH’s involvement (event production, attendance of meetings, educational programming, outreach activities) in Pittsburgh’s Council Districts, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) areas, and/or historically underserved neighborhoods
  • Integrate existing data of bike and pedestrian crashes into new map visualizations
  • Track and map the development of pedestrian infrastructure over a set period of time in the City of Pittsburgh
  • Work closely with the Advocacy Director to determine which data to cultivate and refine for visualization & presentation
  • Work to develop a protocol for tracking above-mentioned data over an extended period of time (2-3 years)
  • Develop innovative ways of capturing and displaying key bike/ped infrastructure data points
  • Track and map the development of specific maps for BikePGH program areas (Education, Events, Membership & Outreach)
  • Ensure that BikePGH’s ArcGIS software capability is upgraded to maintain regular mapping updates to sustain an ongoing mapping project

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficiency in ArcGIS and mapping. This includes processing datasets, using geoprocessing tools, creating and editing features, designing map layout and symbology, and creating static and interactive maps, and following basic cartographic design principles.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work.
  • Good communication skills with fellow staff.
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment as well as pursue previously untried data management and manipulation
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently.
  • Passion for the mission of BikePGH and a strong interest in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy.

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Proficiency in ArcGIS and mapping
  • 1-2 years relevant work experience

Internship Benefits:

  • Free BikePGH membership
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Experience in one of the country’s fastest growing bicycle advocacy organizations Regular supervision to ensure that you achieve your desired intern experience

Wage and Hours:

  • 10-20 hours per week over the internship
  • $10/hour

To Apply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to DeAnna Srock at jobs@bikepgh.org.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
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