Development 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 more than 50 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has a proven track record of winning better bicycling improvements.

Position Description

This position is a great opportunity if you are interested in learning more about how a nonprofit operates internally and the external factors contributing to an organization’s success. The Development Intern will gain important skills, such as working with Salesforce, a customer relationship management software, or CRM,  that will translate to any nonprofit position. You will also gain valuable experience working for and alongside other staff of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a leader in nonprofit advocacy which helps advance the cause of better bicycling in San Francisco. Along with CRM/database management and fundraising event assistance, specific tasks will be tailored to match the successful candidate’s interests and relate to a number of different fundraising projects. This internship is eligible for remote applicants (*must be a California resident*).

What you’ll learn:

  • Management and organization of donor information using the Salesforce CRM software
  • Administrative support
  • Relationship management with business partners
  • Exposure to various types of nonprofit jobs and positions
  • Event sponsorship and coordination

The ideal candidate has the following interest, skills or abilities:

  • Commitment to learning and building new skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative and resourceful thinking
  • Interest in bicycle advocacy campaigns
  • Professional, responsible demeanor
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook
  • Interest in nonprofit fundraising

Internship Length:

  • Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 – Thursday, December 15th, 2022 

Internship Mandatory Attendance Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 20th (Intern Orientation Day)
  • Winterfest (November 6th, 2022)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $16.99 per hour with a 10 – 15 hour/week minimum commitment
  • One year’s free membership to the SF Bicycle Coalition
  • First-hand experience in one of the country’s oldest and largest bicycle advocacy organizations
  • A behind-the-scenes view of a bustling nonprofit organization
  • Experience working on a robust nonprofit fundraising strategy
    • 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 and experience with nonprofit industry-standard software (Salesforce, Google Suite, etc.)
    • Presentations and trainings aimed at the development of professional workforce skills
  • Indoor bike parking provided

This internship offers a flexible schedule with an 10-15 hour/week minimum commitment. This is mainly a Monday through Friday internship, with occasional evenings and weekends. Interns are expected to make a three-month commitment, which may be extended. San Francisco residents encouraged to apply. Remote applicants will be considered who have a CA residential address.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume and a PDF with your answers to the below four questions. A formal cover letter is not required. Please make your answers roughly one paragraph each:

  1. What makes you excited to intern at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition?
  2. How would this internship contribute to your long term personal and professional goals?
  3. What is your favorite biking memory?
  4. Tell us about yourself (hobbies, interests, etc) 

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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