The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s work is fueled by our amazing volunteers and interns. Our most recent Membership Support Interns Adamari and Yajayra are great examples of how two young people can help support our entire organization. If you’ve received a membership packet or piece of merchandise from us in the last six months, there’s a good chance that it came to you courtesy of these two. We caught up with them to see what they’ve experienced and learned during their internship.
SF Bicycle Coalition: What is your favorite part of your internship so far?
Adamari: My favorite part of the internship so far is learning how to put returned mail in the system, so that we can get everyone’s membership packets to their correct address.
Yajayra: My favorite part of my internship is the moment when I step into the office, because I always feel fresh, active, and ready to start working.
What aspect of your internship has surprised you the most?
Adamari: The aspect that has surprised me the most was when I realized that I actually looked forward to coming to work each week! I’m never bored here.
Yajayra: I didn’t realize how much data there would be to enter. Luckily, I enjoy inputting data on the computer, so it works for me.
Is there a skill you’ve learned here that you think you’ll be able to use again?
Adamari: I’ve learned so many different skills in every part of this job that I’ll be able to use in the future, and for that I’m thankful.
Yajayra: I would say that the most important skills I’ve gained here are learning to stay focused and carefully following step-by-step instructions.
What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about interning here?
Adamari: I would tell anyone thinking of interning here to do it! It’s a great experience and will totally lift your spirits. Just maintain a good attitude and you’ll get a lot out of your time here.
Yajayra: I’d echo that, and also add that you should know everyone on staff wants you to succeed and learn a lot here, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Want to intern like Adamari and Yajayra? We’re still hiring for spring internships! Even if you can’t intern with us this spring, we have plenty of fun volunteer opportunities and we’d love your help.