Walk Denver Internship Announcement

Position Announcement

Walk Denver Program Development Intern

WalkDenver is an advocacy group focused on pedestrian safety and experience. Our Vision for Denver is to become a pedestrian-oriented community. We see our city as a network of well-connected neighborhoods that are people-focused, culturally vibrant, active, and economically thriving. For more information please visit www.walkdenver.org.

WalkDenver is seeking a bright, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated graduate student or a recent graduate to develop programs and membership for a new organization that seeks to promote quality, walk-friendly built environment that fosters healthy lifestyles and economic growth. This is a unique opportunity to become involved in a movement at the inception stage.

Scope of Work for Internship

The program development intern will be responsible for ramping up the following programs:

  • Design a membership program, including researching membership programs for similar organizations locally and across the country
  • Develop an online community outreach and social media program to reach underserved communities
  • Design and implement a series of walking events to increase awareness of the benefits of walking for both individual health and for the environment
  • Participate in community outreach programs to introduce the benefits of walking to children
  • Provide technical support to the Walk Denver Executive Director to complete certification process of Denver as a “walk-friendly” community
  •    Support the start-up board

Qualifications Sought:

The ideal candidate will be a graduate student or recent graduate in urban design, planning or a related field who is passionate about walkability, active transportation and pedestrian-friendly built environment.

We are looking for someone who is:

  •  Self-motivated
  • Goal-oriented
  • Reliable
  •   Great communication skills
  •   Resourceful
  •    Owns a laptop computer

You will have the opportunity to build your resume and portfolio, and meet people who work in the field of sustainable communities design and planning.

Terms:

This is an unpaid internship; we can arrange for academic credit. You will have an opportunity to network with key players in metro Denver who are focused on sustainability.

To apply:

Email resume, three professional references and a cover letter stating why you are passionate about this opportunity to:

gkung@kungarch.com

No phone calls, please.

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