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Internship—Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

Location: City of Manhattan, Manhattan, KS 66502
Job Status: Not Specified
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description

Internship—Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

City of Manhattan, Kansas

The Community Development Department at the City of Manhattan, Kansas, is offering an internship opportunity as Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator starting in May 2019. It consists of a full-time internship (40 hours per week) for 10–12 weeks during the summer and part-time during the school year (minimum 12 hours/week).

Open until filled

Wage: $10.00 per hour

Hours: approx. 10–20 hours per week during school year; up to 40 hours per week in the summer months.

Term of internship: begins May 2019. No end date

Position Purpose

Perform planning and operational activities for the City’s bicycle and pedestrian initiatives; promoting walking and cycling as a sustainable means of transportation; serving as liaison to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).

Application Requirements

Attach resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and what you want to accomplish through this internship.

Essential Functions

  1. Must be able to effectively communicate in the English language, both in oral and written form, with the public, BPAC, and staff members, using proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling (daily).
  2. Ability to effectively use computer technology, including Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and graphic design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator (daily).
  3. Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and files (daily).
  4. Staff BPAC on third Friday of each month (9:00 a.m. usually; 4:30 p.m. in February, May, Aug., Nov.)


  • Coordinate between City departments and other organizations throughout the community to plan, implement, and oversee bicycle and pedestrian-related projects.
  • Serve as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee coordinator and attend monthly BPAC meetings, create agendas, and keep minutes.
  • Coordinate Bike Month activities in May, and other activities as needed.
  • Schedule Safe Routes to School committee meetings.
  • Represent bicycle and pedestrian transportation interests at Flint Hills Wellness Coalition meetings and other relevant groups.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications for potential projects.
  • Create educational/outreach materials and promote bicycle and pedestrian safety at public events.
  • Help maintain the City’s status as a Bike-Friendly Community through the League of American Cyclists.


  • Pursuing or having a degree in Community Planning, Public Health, Civil Engineering, Parks & Recreation, or a related field.
  • Possess a passion for walking and bicycling as forms of transportation and an eagerness to educate others on their benefits.
  • Possess an understanding of social and physical barriers to walking and cycling, and how best to encourage these forms of transportation.
  • Mapping (GIS) skills required.
  • Experience with graphic design software preferred.

Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

  • Must be organized and able to perform in a professional manner at all times.
  • May be required to sit for long periods while working at a computer.
  • May be required to work in the field to collect relevant information and data.


Works independently in fulfilling assigned duties and responsibilities with occasional supervision. The position is within the City of Manhattan’s Community Development Department and also works closely with the Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments.