Community Engagement Intern with Local Motion (VT)

Community Engagement Intern with Local Motion 
Location:  Burlington, VT        Hours per week: 15-20
Start Date:  Early June           Duration:  8-10 weeks
Pay:  $10.40/hr
Reports to:  Community Engagement Coordinator

Main Focus
Communications and database management

Position Description

The Community Engagement Intern will work under the direction of Community Engagement Coordinator to assist with the management and upkeep of the Local Motion digital platform.  Specifics duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Routine research for and upkeep of Local Motion’s event calendar
  • Data migration, clean-up and upkeep of member database
  • Creating engaging text, image and video content for social media platforms
  • Writing and documenting compelling and inspiring stories about Local Motion’s work during the summer
  • Assistance with the production of e-newsletters

Local Motion considers interns to be temporary employees.  Interns meet regularly with their supervisor, attend staff meetings, and work closely with a range of staff.  We expect superior performance from every intern and provide them with guidance and the opportunities they need to thrive.


  • Strong computer skills (familiarity with NationBuilder a plus but not required)
  • Familiarity and comfort with a variety of social media platforms
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Friendly, outgoing personality and ability to adjust to changes
  • Reliable, ability to track multiple tasks at a time; excellent follow-through
  • Aptitude and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, versatile, dynamic environment
  • Ability to supply own laptop for duration of internship a plus

To Apply

Send your resume and a one-page cover letter in PDF format describing your interest and qualifications to Becca Jordan at If you appear to be a good match for the position, she will invite you in for an interview.

About Local Motion

Local Motion is a statewide non-profit organization based in Burlington whose mission is to bring walking and biking within reach for all Vermonters.  Founded in 1999 to reconnect the Island Line Rail Trail from Burlington to the Lake Champlain Islands, the organization’s mission has expanded to help communities across Vermont become great places to walk and bike.

We work at the local and state level to advocate for better roads and trails for biking and walking, we teach bike skills training programs for children and adults, we work with VTrans, DMV, and law enforcement to improve safety on the road for everyone, and we offer a suite of services for businesses, municipalities and individuals so that every Vermonter has the opportunity to say yes to biking and walking.

Together our year-round staff of twelve, our team of seasonal employees, an incredible group of 200 volunteers, and more than 1,500 members are building a culture of bicycling and walking throughout Vermont. Learn more about us and read our 2016 annual report at




Local Motion is an equal opportunity employer.