Community assistance intern

National Park Service – Bikeshare Hawaii

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Length:

Term of position is applicant’s choice of either;

·         12 weeks: 40 hours/week, 5 days per week.

·         15 weeks: 32 hours/week, 5 days per week

Location:

Oahu, HI

Living Allowance

$360/week (based on 40 hours/week)

AmeriCorps Award:

This position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,566 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

June 2019 (negotiable)

Specific training:

Hands-on mentored work experience; individual training available to meet specific interests and needs.

How to Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to careers@bikesharehawaii.org.

Start Date: June 2019

Specific Training: Based on hire

Application Due Date: April 30, 2019

Contact For More Information: Meredith Speicher, meredith_speicher@nps.gov,

Program Basics

 

This Community Assistance Intern is a NPS RTCA Conservation Legacy fellow working in partnership and with primary support to Bikeshare Hawaii on a project of NPS RTCA. Bikeshare Hawaii is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that manages the Biki bikeshare program in Honolulu. Bikeshare Hawaii’s mission is to provide the public with high quality, convenient, reliable, and affordable bikeshare services that enhance community health and livability, strengthen our public transportation system, and connect people to more places where they live, work and play throughout Hawaii nei. The overall work plan will be jointly developed and mutually agreed to.

 

NPS RTCA: Our national network of conservation and recreation planning professionals partner with community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments to plan and design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreation opportunities.  Projects are locally-led; RTCA provides assistance in partnership building, team building, trail and park planning, organizational development, finding funding and identifying funding strategies, and the like.

Specifics about position

The position of “Community Assistance Intern” will benefit communities in Hawai‘i by supporting marketing and outreach initiatives that: 1) increase access and awareness of the Biki bikeshare system, particularly with communities typically underserved by bikeshare, 2) increase awareness of existing and proposed bike infrastructure and bike routes in and around Urban Honolulu, and 3) support efforts of the South Shore Trail Coalition. The intern will report to the Marketing and Communications Manager and the Grants and Programs Manager depending on task with direct coordination/administrative oversight provided by Meredith Speicher, NPS, RTCA.

 

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in planning, researching and producing content for various communications channels including website blog, social media and member newsletter.
  • Collect rider testimonials.
  • Highlight places to ride along the south shore trail as a blog, social media or newsletter.
  • Learning rides – tours of the lei of parks, point out where there are gaps, and educate people about the issues
  • Support efforts and events of the South Shore Trail.
  • Research, design and market safe cycling routes that promote and bring awareness to existing and proposed bike infrastructure, including the Lei of Parks/South Shore trail.
  • Support marketing and outreach that increases awareness of Biki and safety/rules of the road. Promote and increase attendance at the Biki Bicycling Basics Workshops, free community workshops that teach the community how to use Biki, bike safety, and cycling laws, etiquette, and infrastructure.
  • Develop and pilot new and innovative campaigns, communication strategies and programs that promote equitable access and awareness of Biki and help achieve ridership goals.
  • Facilitate new partnerships with local businesses and community organizations

 

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Possess a passion for urban mobility and improving the quality of life in Honolulu
  • Analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Possession of a current valid driver’s license
  • Available to work week days, weekends and evenings. Must commit to two weekend day events per month. This position is 60% research, development and administration, 20% outreach event management, and 20% in-the-field engagement
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to ride a bike in an urban environment safely and with stamina
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in Hawaiian conservation issues and public outreach strategies
  • Interest or experience working with non-profits and community organizing

 

Other:

  • The office is located in Kakaako (914 Ala Moana Boulevard) without dedicated car parking
  • A Biki Membership will be provided for work mobility

 

Interns will be required to submit a final report during their service.