Green Transportation Communications Internship for Green Street Initiative

Posted September 17, 2012 Employer: Green Streets Initiative
Approximate Deadline: December 2012

Green Streets Initiative (GSI), a Cambridge-based nonprofit involved in promoting sustainable and healthy transportation, is seeking a Communications Intern for the fall semester and beyond. GSI coordinates Walk/Ride Days, held on the last Friday of every month, on which individuals are encouraged to leave cars behind and use car-free forms of transportation instead.

In this role, you will support communications efforts for Walk/Ride Days and its current participants (i.e., corporations, retailers, schools, et cetera). Responsibilities include:

  • Manage GSI social media communities (Facebook, Twitter, Fourquare, et cetera)
  • Monitor Walk/Ride Day check-ins
  • Compose Green Streets’ monthly e-newsletter
  • Assist with other duties where necessary, sometimes during the evening or on weekends.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for, the GSI mission
  • 1+ years work experience in related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency with a variety of computer programs
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with the corporate, retail, educational, public health and sustainable transportation environments of Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding communities.
  • Capacity to work offsite with own computer
  • Outgoing personality and ability and interest in traveling car-free.

Hours: 15-20 hours per week, not including holidays.

Compensation: $500 – $700 Stipend

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and 2 other writing samples to Director, Green Streets Initiative,

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