Bike & Roll to School Week Event Planning Intern

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition works to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Our member-based grassroots organization is considered one of the largest, most active and effective advocacy groups in the country. For 45 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has a proven track record of winning better bicycling improvements.

Position description

Bike & Roll To School Week is the SF Bicycle Coalition’s annual celebration of active transportation for families and schools throughout San Francisco, taking place April 17-21 2017.  Last year 84 schools participated, and over 3,000 students, parents and school staff biked or rolled to school, and thousands more walked, rolled by scooter or skateboard, and took public transit. The SF Bicycle Coalition provides intensive support at 35 public elementary schools, and is a partner agency of the sponsoring SF Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project, working to make it safer, easier, and more fun to walk and bike to school.

The Bike & Roll to School Events Intern will have an inside view of the SF Bicycle Coalition, a vibrant growing nonprofit/advocacy organization and gain first-hand experience working with parents, school communities, partner organizations and the general public to promote and organize this event. Tasks will be tailored to match the intern’s individual interests and our mission: to promote the bicycle for everyday transportation for ages 8 to 80.

Roles and responsibilities (will vary)

  • Direct outreach, both e-communications and other, with parents, school staff and SF Bicycle Coalition members to engage them in BR2SW
  • Organize and assist with database management, mass email, phone communications
  • Represent SF Bicycle Coalition at school and community meetings and events
  • Assist with marketing and planning, including social media posts
  • Data collection and evaluation pre- and post-event
  • Develop logistics of the big event and communicate with volunteers and staff assisting

Required skills or abilities:

  • Strong written, online and oral communication skills
  • Comfort and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google tools
  • Passion for making San Francisco a better city for biking and living
  • Experience in (or willingness to learn) community outreach
  • Ability to get around the city to attend meetings and do outreach
  • Ability to work on tasks independently

Desired skills or abilities:

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese a big plus
  • Graphic design experience
  • Salesforce experience
  • Photo or video documentation

Required dates for this internship include:

  • January 2017: First day orientation (exact day TBD)
  • Week of April 3-7: One 8-hour day
  • April 18, 2017: 7:30am-9am
  • Minimum one weekend/month for Sunday Streets: 10am-3pm


  • One year’s free membership to the SF Bicycle Coalition
  • Firsthand experience in one of the country’s oldest and largest bicycle advocacy organizations
  • A behind-the-scenes view of a bustling nonprofit organization
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including:
    • Networking with SF Bicycle Coalition staff and professionals in a variety of fields, including but not limited to urban planning, transportation and nonprofits
    • Training on and experience with nonprofit industry standard software (Salesforce, Basecamp, etc.)
    • Presentations and trainings aimed at development of professional workforce skills
  • Indoor bike parking provided

This unpaid internship offers a flexible schedule with a 10-15 hour/week minimum commitment. This is chiefly a Monday through Friday internship, with occasional evenings and weekends. Interns are expected to make a three-month commitment, which may be extended. While the position is not paid, we are happy to work with any academic requirements the intern may have to help them earn course credit for their efforts.

To Apply:

Write a compelling cover letter and resume, and submit as PDFs using the form below. Be sure to mention where you saw the internship advertised. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation. 

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