We've had several students do this internship in past and they have raved about it. Excellent experience and paid to boot--you can't do better...
2011 Bike Month Internship
City of Tacoma
January 24th-May 31st
The City of Tacoma is seeking a motivated, dependable, creative intern to help develop and implement events for Bike Month 2011. Our objectives include encouraging employees to bike to work and getting the community involved in activities as varied as the Tacoma Bike Swap, a bike art event at the Tacoma Art Museum, and a month-long Bicycle Commuter Challenge.
This internship pays $12/hour and the work schedule will be about 10-12 hours/week from mid-January to mid-April with flexible hours depending on your class schedule. From mid-April through the end of May, the workload will be more demanding and require a greater time commitment of about 20 hours/week, including some weekend and evening hours for events. Work will be done primarily at the Tacoma Municipal Building, with some off-site meetings and events.
The Bike Month intern will be given a great deal of responsibility and autonomy and must be self-motivated and well-organized. Interns must be able to interact professionally with public agencies, businesses, and the general public.
Skills necessary to successfully execute this work include:
• Independent thinking
• Good communication
• Outgoing personality
• Solid research and computer skills
• Investment in bike issues
• Event planning
• Strong work ethic
The intern must have a driver’s license and should also be a cyclist.
Please email a resume and letter stating your interest, skills and qualifications to by Thursday, January 20th at 5:00pm to:
Diane Wiatr, Mobility Coordinator
City of Tacoma