Bike Newport Seeks Summer Interns
Do you love biking? Would you like to see more people of all ages riding bikes? We are a nonprofit organization with a mission: to improve, encourage, and facilitate bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.
We have a fast paced work environment and seek passionate interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern, you will work with our staff on a variety of programs, events, projects, and initiatives. No two days of the summer will be the same. And you’ll get to ride your bike – a lot!
Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who knows the promise of bikes and is creative and thoughtful when interacting in the community and building relationships.
Managing our community bike parking program – bringing our portable bike racks around Newport to outdoor films, music festivals, and other events.
Working with local youth and adults to repair and ride bikes at our two Bike Garages (note: bike mechanic skills preferred but not required – we will provide training).
Assisting our staff with event planning and day-of logistics for Cyclofemme/BikeFestRI, Bike to Work Day, Volvo Ocean Race, 4th of July Bike Parade, the Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and Bike to the Beach (see dates below).
Creating content for our website and social media channels by writing stories, conducting interviews, taking photographs, filming video, etc. You can choose the media you prefer to document and share the experience of bicycling in Newport.
Assisting with Saturday morning group rides and two off-island rides on Cape Cod and Block Island.
Helping with on-road research of cyclist and motorist behaviors.
Team members who are prompt and dependable.
Passion for issues related to active transportation, urban planning, environmental and social justice, nonprofit management and community development.
Spanish language proficiency.
Strong verbal and digital communication skills.
Experience working with children.
Knowledge of basic bicycle mechanics
Familiarity with riding for pleasure and for transportation as well as experience with group rides
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office and WordPress.
Attention to detail.
Organization, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creativity, flexibility, and LOTS of energy.
Familiarity with social networking sites.
You Will Learn:
We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to ensure you have a learning experience that fits your career goals. We can work together to tailor your duties to your academic and professional interests. You will learn how to work in a professional environment at an award-winning organization and have ample opportunity to network with community leaders and other professionals in the non-profit and active transportation field.
This internship begins May 1st and ends September 8th. It does not include financial compensation. You will have access to our fleet of bikes and parts for your use. You are expected to work 10-20 hours/week, depending on your availability and our event schedule. Hours are flexible – mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
You MUST be available on the following dates:
Saturday, May 10
Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17
Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21
Saturday, July 4 – (morning only)
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27
Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2015
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