Membership 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 over 45 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has a proven track record of winning better bicycling improvements.

Position description

Members are key to the success of our organization. We have over 10,000 active members who help support our organization all year around. The Membership Intern will learn firsthand about the backbone of our advocacy organization–our members–by organizing people around transportation issues in their neighborhood while building San Francisco’s bicycle community. You will gain hands-on professional development and valuable experience in communications, outreach and event planning for a thriving nonprofit organization. We will challenge you with a fast-paced, quick-turnaround experience on a hard-working team. This internship is eligible for remote applicants. 

What you’ll learn:

  • How to leverage our members and their needs in order to support and grow a nonprofit
  • Membership logistics including database management, copy editing, constituent outreach & engagement and metrics 

Responsibilities and duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist the Membership and Development team in preparation for our member-driven events
  • Represent the SF Bicycle Coalition Bicycle at in-person and virtual events, fairs, trainings as needed
  • Organize and manage mass mailings
  • Assist in management of our Salesforce database
  • Provide data analysis for our growing membership base
  • Write and edit social media, newsletter and website marketing for membership and volunteer opportunities

Required skills or abilities:

  • Have interest and/or experience in operational logistics
  • Possess a willingness and desire to assist in statistical analysis
  • Maintain strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time
  • Be a self-starter able to take initiative on individual projects
  • Have excellent and persuasive written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to get around the city to attend meetings and/or perform outreach
  • Comfortable riding a bike in an urban environment
  • Passion for making San Francisco a better city for living and biking

Desired skills or abilities:

  • Experience with Salesforce or other databases, Google Apps (Docs, Calendar, Gmail, etc.) and/or mass mailing applications helpful but not required
  • Experience with statistical software and/or logistics

Required dates for this internship include:

  • Intern Orientation Day – June 10, 2021


  • One year’s free membership to the SF Bicycle Coalition
  • Firsthand experience in one of the country’s oldest and largest bicycle advocacy organizations
  • A behind-the-scenes view of a bustling nonprofit organization
  • 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, Basecamp, etc.)
  • Indoor bike parking provided (tbd)

This internship offers a flexible schedule with a 10-15 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. 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, 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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