Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on July 6th, 2009 at 6:03 pm
Do you have a passion for all things bike, journalism and/or writing experience, and the ability to work 10 - 20 hours a week, while being paid only with our gratitude and some great experiences to show for it?
If so, you might just be perfectly suited to be the next BikePortland News Intern.
We've had two interns so far this year: still on board is Jonathan Reed, aka J.R., who helps keep us sane behind the scenes with his web expertise and project management skills.
And Dan Liu spent a good part of the spring and early summer riding all over town (and the region) taking photos, interviewing people across the bike spectrum, participating in events, and writing excellent news stories about it all.
Last week, right after Pedalpalooza, Dan set off for a bike trip across the country to his new home of Madison, Wisconsin where he will pursue a PhD in the history of science. He's bound to do splendidly and have a blast, but we'll miss him here -- and are seeking another hardy, good-humored soul (or two) to continue his work turning out some of the many daily news stories we long to cover.
Check out the full list of stories Dan wrote for us. His adventures included covering a wedding, a camping trip with Cycle Wild, the transit issues that came up during a ride out to the Gorge, and several other events. He interviewed and wrote about a bike-oriented clothing designer, a local coffee roaster who delivers by bike, and Safe Routes to School organizers, and he did a profile of a local non-profit bike shop.
Our ideal news intern has a passion for bikes, demonstrable journalism experience, and is a college student or recent graduate. You'll need to have access to a laptop computer and a digital camera of some sort.
Some day we'll be able to add more paid members to the team, but for now the compensation includes occasional perks as well as the substantial joys of riding your bike around, talking with people about bikes, and seeing your writing help inform and inspire Portlanders (and beyond).
Check out our our internship description and get in touch if you think you might be a good fit.Email This Post Possibly related posts