Now Hiring: Communications Intern

We are hiring a communications intern to help us improve and expand our outreach efforts. This is perfect for a web savvy student who is passionate about bicycling in Minneapolis. Please apply yourself or share with any who might be interested.

Job description after the break...

2011 Communications Intern Position Description

Title: Communications intern

Hours: Part-time: negotiable; roughly 10 hours per week

Start date: September 2011

Length of internship: Fall semester (four months) with potential to extend

Pay: Unpaid

Application deadline: Position open until filled

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Lesley Schack, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition Board Member, at Work samples demonstrating skills and experience are encouraged (e.g. writing samples, links to blog posts or websites designed, etc.). Please no phone calls.


The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is seeking a part-time intern to help advance e-communications and outreach efforts. The intern will be responsible for helping to communicate the Coalition’s priorities to interested supporters and stakeholders by assisting with the following tasks and other duties as assigned:

1.) implementing the Coalition’s communications strategy and recommending improvements to communications and outreach efforts;

2.) enhancing and maintaining the Coalition’s website;

3.) coordinating and assembling the Coalition’s monthly e-newsletter;

4.) generating content for the Coalition’s Twitter feed and, as needed, Facebook page and blog;

5). identifying other forums through which to promote the Coalition’s work;

6.) helping to develop and send action alerts and appeals to supporters and stakeholders;

7.) tracking and analyzing the number of individuals who participate in the Coalition’s

e-communications; and

8.) tracking and sharing media coverage related to cycling in Minneapolis.

The ideal candidate will be web and social media savvy and detail-oriented; understand how best to maximize audience reach by using a variety tools; and have strong communications, interpersonal, writing, and design skills along with a passion for improving bicycling in Minneapolis.

Required Qualifications

Degree or enrollment in program in: communications, marketing, journalism, computer science, public policy, political science, city planning, or relevant field. Experience in creating and maintaining websites, including solid HTML skills; blogging; and using Facebook and Twitter.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using Drupal and Word Press.

One year of internship or work experience in related field.

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