Four Bicycling Program AmeriCorps Internships available for 2013-14

If you're between 18 and 25 years of age and you're looking for a great way to gain valuable experience while working to get more kids and adults onto bikes, we have a great opportunity for you. Cascade will be hiring four AmeriCorps Members (interns) to start October 1, 2013.

The four positions, Community/Ambassador Program Assistant, Youth Program Assistant, Major Taylor Outreach Assistant and Commute Assistant, work closely with the Education and Policy, Planning & Government Affairs departments to help run youth, adult and community programs. Kids' programs, such as camps, Major Taylor Clubs for disadvantaged youth, school-based programs and events, focus on skill-building, safety, education and fun. Adult programs include commuting, skills classes, helmet sales, Bike to Work Month and Bicycle Ambassadors.

Policy/planning work will include helping expand Cascade’s influence by promoting healthy and active transportation, assisting with bike-friendly business certification system, implementing policies and plans in region and working on state bicycle counts.

The AmeriCorps member(s) will help manage youth and adult programming, bike maintenance for our school bikes and provide opportunities for community members to build their love of bicycling and become better cyclists.

Positions run from October 1, 2013 through August 15, 2014. Members receive a stipend, health benefits and education award through the state AmeriCorps program.

For full position descriptions, see www.cascade.org/jobs.