Have you ever thought about starting a career working in nonprofits? Or do you have an interest in active transportation issues? If so, we’re looking for interns for the upcoming Spring Semester, starting in January. Whether you are a student, retiree, or professional looking to learn something new, MassBike is committed to ensuring that our interns take on substantial projects and develop professional skills they’ll need in the workplace.
MassBike is the oldest bike advocacy organization in the Bay State and the only one with a statewide focus. We only have two staff members (though are looking for a third), so our interns have the opportunity to take initiative and really add significantly to the organization’s mission.
Internships are unpaid, but we are happy to work with students getting academic credit. We want this to be a valuable learning experience, and so take time at the beginning of the internship to discuss interests and then assign appropriate tasks, check in frequently during the course of the term, and then end with an exit interview to see how we could improve the educational experience for future interns.
Time commitments generally range from 8 – 12 hours per week, but we are willing to be flexible based on other time constraints. Obviously, the more time you put into the internship, the more you get out. We currently have two specific internships, with descriptions listed below:
- Update the MassBike blog, including researching and composing timely articles
- Enhance MassBike’s Social Media Tools: Twitter and Facebook
- Update the MassBike Calendar of Events
- Contribute to the “Quick Release,” MassBike’s biweekly newsletter
- Correspond with members who have bike-related issues or concerns
- Compose technical memoranda regarding federal and state transportation funding
- Prepare fact sheets, packets, and other materials for the 2012 National Bike Summit
- Coordinate with local bicycle groups or other advocacy organizations around the state for the National Bike Summit
- Analyze upcoming legislation relevant to bicycling
Qualifications for the internship positions:
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral
- Ability to work independently
- Knowledge of Word Press, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, and/or other relevant software preferred
- Attention to detail
- Interest and participation in bicycling strongly preferred
- Flexibility to pitch in wherever needed in a small organization
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your one-page cover letter briefly explain your interests, prior work experience, and what you would like to get out of an internship with us.