Wanted: Energetic, creative, motivated, and self-directed student interns to help grow bicycling statewide.
Duties: Writing, research, organization, administrative support, public interaction, event coordination, and enthusiastic promotion of bicycling either in the realm of marketing/communications/promotion or public policy/community relations (with a lot of crossover between the two), and whatever tracking/reporting is necessary to make this count for college credit if you want that.
Qualifications: Strong verbal/written communication skills, time management, research, computer skills, flexibility, maturity, ability to work independently and as part of a really fun and committed team, desire to bring a lot to the internship so you get a lot from it. If you tweet like mad or have a major following for your Flickr stream, so much the better (aka “strong social media skills preferred”). If you don’t already love bicycling we can get you there, but we’ll secretly wonder why you want to intern with us so be convincing.
What we offer: Projects you can include in your professional portfolio; membership in the Bicycle Alliance and in the national bike organization of your choice; cool workspace in Pioneer Square with indoor bike parking; opportunity to be involved in start-up of exciting new initiatives in bike travel and retail operations; occasional schlepping of materials and supplies at events; strong, positive connections to people and organizations to help your future career growth; flexible hours that work around your classes and/or job that actually pays; mentoring without micromanagement; bike rides to meetings as part of your work; constructive feedback and letter of recommendation as earned; snacks.
Next step: Email info-at-wabikes.org to receive a complete copy of the internship description beyond this jazzy little puff piece. You’ll submit a professional, proofread, grammatically accurate resume and cover letter in a standard typeface that doesn’t turn into Courier when we open the document (that’s a hint), an indication of whether you’re more interested in marketing communications or public policy, and links to any online materials that help us get a sense of your capabilities. Top candidates receive an interview; all candidates are notified of outcome.
We’re looking to fill positions immediately and going forward so apply any time.
Extra credit: Two sarcastic blog posts you might want to read before submitting your materials, written a while back by someone who will be reviewing your application:
- Public Sector Communications Job Applications 101
- Real-Time Review of Job Applicants, or, I Can Be Brutally Honest. Just Watch.