With summer approaching and warm weather finally here, I'm thrilled to see more people walking and riding bikes on my daily commute to work.
Are you interested in making Chicago better for walking, biking and public transit? Would you like to learn how to organize for social change?
Active Transportation Alliance is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our team as Campaign Outreach Intern. This internship will assist with direct outreach to build support for Active Trans’ advocacy campaigns among grassroots supporters and small businesses. The internship will provide a unique a professional development experience for individuals interested in careers in issue advocacy or related fields.
Specific activities may include the following:
Bike Friendly Business Program
Maintain and grow Active Trans’ new bike-friendly business program. The goal of this program is to help Active Trans identify businesses that support our mission while helping businesses market their bike-friendly street cred. and connecting them to new customers.
Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign
Organize one street-side outreach events throughout the summer on major bike routes to engage cyclists in the Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign. Organize other outreach activities as necessary.
People with a strong interest in walking, biking or public transportation are encouraged to apply. Experience with MS Office suite is desired.
The internship can begin as soon as June 7th with an end date of late August /early September and requires a commitment of about 15 hours a week. You will be working at our office at 9 W. Hubbard, Chicago.
We’ll be seeing warmer weather in March, which means more and more people are going to be biking every day. We need your help to reach the cycling community where it matters most – on the street!
Active Trans’ will be conducting Bike Pit Stops during the morning and evening on a weekly basis this spring in order to spread the bike love and build momentum for all the protected bike lanes projects coming to Chicago. We will be offering free safety checks, passing out information about urban cycling and collecting signatures in support of protected bike lanes. In addition to being the most direct way of communicating with the cycling community, Bike Pit Stops are a lot of fun.
Volunteer for Bike Pit Stops to spread the bike love and help build support for protected bike lanes. Check the schedule below and email your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pit Stop Schedule
Date Time Location
3/27/2013 7:30-8:45 am Elston/Milwaukee
4/3/2013 4:30-6:00 pm TBD
4/12/2013 7:30-8:45 am TBD
4/17/2013 4:30-6:00 pm TBD
4/26/2012 7:30-8:45 am TBD
5/1/2012 4:30-6:00 pm TBD
5/7/2012 7:30-8:45 am (Tentative)
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December 10th, Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
23 E. Madison St. ( storefront)
Three additional public meetings will be held later this winter.
Like us at http://www.facebook.com/StreetsForCycling2020 for additional meeting information.
(To request a reasonable accommodation, contact email@example.com or call 630-534-6400. At least 72 hours advance notice is required.) In the event of inclement weather, please check chicagobikes.org or Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 Facebook page for meeting rescheduling information.