The Alliance for Biking & Walking is seeking a communications intern to assist in our work to create, strengthen and unite state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.
Position Overview: The 2011 Fall Communications Intern will have a unique opportunity to work firsthand with a national non-profit. Work includes regular editing and writing for web and print communications (including the Alliance’s blog and monthly e-news), administering and editing an online resources and photo library, outreach and research for Alliance publications, assistance with promotion and execution of national photo contest, outreach to sponsor and partner groups, and other general communications tasks.
This internship offers a flexible schedule with a 15-hour-per-week minimum commitment for three months. This position is based in Washington, DC. A modest stipend of $1,500 will be available. We are happy to work with any academic requirements you may have, to help you earn course credit for your efforts.
Skills and Knowledge to be Gained
Specific experience working with national non-profit
Hands-on work with grassroots advocacy organizations across North America
Opportunity for variety of bylines in Alliance communications and other media outlets
Opportunity to build your design portfolio by creating new communications pieces
Academic credit, by working with your academic institution’s internship program
Excellent writing skills
Strong attention to detail
Familiarity with web 2.0 strategies, blogging and social media
Aptitude with digital design tools like Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
Track record of working well on team projects
Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook
Familiarity with biking and walking issues
Commitment to sustainable transportation
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, examples of related work, and references toCarolyn@PeoplePoweredMovement.org with “Fall 2011 Communications Intern Application” in the subject line. Applications due by August 31, 2011. Start of work will be late September or early October.