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Position Summary

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) is a small, progressive non-profit coordinating the planning and development of a 14-mile bicycle pedestrian route along Brooklyn's waterfront. The Program and Events Intern will work directly with BGI's Program Manager and Co-founders, assisting with special events, community outreach and program initiatives. Experience will be gained in event planning, communications, volunteer coordination, development, public outreach, non profit management, and fundraising.

Key Responsibilities

Event coordination (40%)

Assist with implementing logistics for special events including BGI's annual Brooklyn Greenway Half, a half marathon and 5K walk and run on October 19.
Assist with the logistics and execution of BGI's annual Fall benefit Greenway+Industry
Public outreach and programs (40%)

Assist with the logistics and execution of fall BGI public outreach programs, including: Greenway clean-ups; bike tours; representing BGI at partner events and festivals; art openings and shows, and open house and member events.
Communications (20%)

Assist with drafting BGI communication materials, web/blog content and social media, as needed.

Pursuing or completed a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Event Management, Nonprofit Management, Sustainability or related field.
Experience or exposure to event planning
Excellent networking and communication skills with experience writing communication materials (print, web, or social media)
Creative thinker
Strong attention to detail
Excellent organization abilities
Proficiency in MS Office (Photoshop a plus)
Enthusiasm, sense of humor and a positive attitude
Time Commitment

A minimum of two months commitment is required and the availability to work a minimum of 3 days per week, with some weekend and evening work. This is an unpaid position but we will work with educational institutions to meet academic credit requirements if applicable.


BGI offers candidate exposure to and interactions with a diverse range of stakeholders including those in the government, political, academic, civic, business and non-profit arenas.
A chance to develop professional skills in non-profit, cause-oriented setting
The opportunity to gain an understanding of how special events fit into the greater mission of a nonprofit
A chance to make a positive difference in the community
This internship is very "hands-on" and presents a solid career building and networking opportunity.
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation planning for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and its long-term stewardship. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a planned 14-mile, off-street, landscaped route for cyclists and pedestrians, from Greenpoint through SunsetPark. When completed, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway will connect Brooklyn to the Manhattan Greenway network. Public benefits will include increased waterfront access, more diverse transportation and active recreation options and increased economic development.

How to apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to with "Fall Intern" in the subject line.

• Location: Brooklyn

• Post ID: 51259660 newyork is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.