Intern with Advocacy Advance this Winter

By Brighid O'Keane on December 11, 2012


imageAdvocacy Advance - the partnership between the Alliance and the League of American Bicyclists - is looking for an intern this Spring. The intern will gain knowledge and skills related to federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects and the advocacy efforts to secure and utilize this funding at the state and local level nationwide.  Work includes research of federal transportation funding, outreach to member organizations, collecting best practices of bike/ped organizations, and tracking data to compile state profiles.

Specific tasks for the Advocacy Advance Intern:

  • Pilot original and innovative research to accurately measure federal expenditures on bicycle and pedestrian projects by accessing and analyzing state documents
  • Conduct data-mining and perform anecdotal research into state bicycle-related laws, policies and practices
  • Track relevant data including: Current project lists; Cycling and safety numbers; Policies; Funding history
  • Gather examples of how advocates and agency staff have successful won and used public funding for bike/ped projects
  • Collect data on bikeway networks from US cities
  • Review grant reports and member activities to develop ways to share best practices among advocacy members
  • Conduct outreach to member organizations on applicable issues, including writing blogs
  • Coordinate database records and tools related to grants, trainings, and outreach
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed including database entry

Skills and Knowledge to be Gained:

  • Knowledge of transportation funding programs
  • Knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs nationwide
  • Hands-on work with state and local advocacy organizations and agency staff across North America
  • Specific experience working with national non-profit organizations

Requirements:

Essential

  • Interest in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy
  • Interest in national transportation policy / federal funding
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and writing skills
  • Track record of working well on team projects
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook

Helpful

  • Graphic design and/or data presentation skills
  • Familiarity with the web, content management, and databases
  • IT skills
  • Familiarity with biking and walking issues How To Apply:

    Please send a letter of interest, resume, one sample of work (research, writing and/or design), & 2-3 references to Brighid O‚ÄôKeane, Advocacy Advance Program Manager at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications are due by January 18th 2012.  Anticipated start date will be in late January.

    This internship offers a flexible schedule with a fifteen-hour-a-week minimum commitment for a total of 180 hours (3 months). This position is based in Washington, DC. The Advocacy Advance intern will receive a $1500 / month stipend. We can work with academic requirements you may have, to help you earn course credit, and give you a unique opportunity to connect to a growing network of organizations making significant community improvements. This internship offers a flexible schedule with a fifteen-hour-a-week minimum commitment for a total of 180 hours (3 months). This position is based in Washington, DC. The Advocacy Advance intern will receive a $1500 / month stipend. We can work with academic requirements you may have, to help you earn course credit, and give you a unique opportunity to connect to a growing network of organizations making significant community improvements.

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