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TransForm Silicon Valley Internship (Volunteer)

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  • Christopher Lepe
    TransForm Silicon Valley Internship (Volunteer) Community Engagement for Improved Transportation Options along the Alum Rock Corridor TransForm is looking for
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 13, 2010
      TransForm Silicon Valley Internship (Volunteer)

      Community Engagement for Improved Transportation Options along the Alum Rock

      TransForm is looking for an intern to work with TransForm’s Silicon Valley
      Community Planner to help with two interrelated projects:
      - Involving the community in the planning of the Alum Rock Corridor Bus
      Rapid Transit (BRT) project; the first operationalBRT in the Bay Area. BRT is a
      set of cutting-edge measures and strategies such as bus-only lanes, traffic
      signal priority, and real-time bus arrival information that can achieve many of
      the benefits of rail transit but at a fraction of the cost. Learn more about BRT

      - Mobilizing residents and other stakeholders in the Five
      Wounds/Brookwood Terrace Neighborhood in San Jose to advocate for improvements
      that will make their neighborhood more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

      About TransForm
      TransForm works to create world-class public transportation and walkable
      communities by building diverse coalitions, influencing policy, and developing
      innovative programs. TransForm was recently voted the #1 non-profit organization
      in the Bay Area in fighting climate change. To learn more about TransForm, visit

      Internship Description – This is a part-time (10-20 hr/wk) unpaid internship.
      - The fall semester internship will start September 2010 and run through
      December 2010.

      - The internship is part-time and hours are relatively flexible (our
      office is openMonday-Friday 9-5pm). Total internship hours for university
      students maybe tailored to your department’s requirements.
      - This is a great opportunity for someone interested in urban planning,
      political science, environmental, and/or social justice issues. Interns will
      gain valuable community engagement skills and transportation planning knowledge.

      - Strong communication skills are required. Proficiency in Spanish or
      Vietnamese is preferred. Word processing, graphic design, community organizing,
      and group facilitation skills are highly desirable.

      - Interns are supervised by TransForm’s Community Planner and work out of
      our downtown San Jose office. Our Silicon Valley office is located one block
      from San Jose State University and is very accessible via public transit.

      TransForm’s Silicon Valley intern will help involve merchants, neighborhood
      residents, and other key stakeholders in the planning of BRT along Santa Clara
      St and Alum Rock Ave in San Jose so that the project is well-designed tomeet
      community needs. There will also be opportunities to assist in mobilizing
      residents in the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace neighborhood in advocating for
      streetscape improvements to promote walking and bicycling along the BRT
      corridor. Tasks mayinclude:
      - Making phone calls and conducting door-to-door outreach.
      - Producing outreach materials and writing short newsletter articles.
      - Translating materials into Spanish or Vietnamese.
      - Helping to organize meetings and workshops with interested
      organizations and stakeholders.

      To Apply: Submit a resume and a cover letter describing your interest and
      qualifications to Chris Lepe atCLepe@.... For questions,

      Open until September 30th, 2010

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