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 45 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. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Management and organization of donor information using the Salesforce CRM software
  • Administrative support
  • Relationship management with business partners
  • Researching potential organizational partners, funding opportunities, and foundation grants
  • 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

Required dates for this internship include:

  • Intern Orientation Day – June 10, 2021


  • One year 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 on 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 (tbd)

This unpaid internship offers a flexible schedule with an 8-10 hour/week minimum commitment. This is chiefly a Monday through Friday internship, with occasional evenings and weekends. Interns are expected to make a four-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 to Whitney Libunao, Development Associate, and submit using the form link provided 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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