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Mar 15 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, Greenbelt Alliance – California

Organization: Greenbelt Alliance

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates and compensation: This position will require an average of 14 – 40 hours of work per week for a minimum of 3 months as a volunteer.; The position is unpaid. Travel reimbursement is available for volunteer interns working more than 30 hours a week who can demonstrate financial need.; flexible start date; 14-40 hours/week (flexible)

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: We are seeking a motivated individual to provide policy research and analysis for our campaigns for open space protection and better city planning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Perform policy reviews and summarize the latest publications to inform ongoing smart growth campaigns and presentations
  • Create story maps expressing housing, transportation and open space challenges and successes across the Bay Area using ArcGIS online and other mapping shareware
  • Contribute to a rich collection of Greenbelt Alliance stories’ narrative, details and spatial location
  • Gather critical factoids and background information on communities, plans and policies to support campaigns and grant applications to contribute and organize commonly used resources
  • Track emerging smart growth legislation at the local and state level
  • Analysis of public documents – for example, reviewing draft Specific Plans, Transit Area Plans and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and drafting formal comment letters

Qualifications: The Policy Volunteer Intern will support and directly report to the Policy Researcher and contribute to a supportive, collaborative, and productive work environment at Greenbelt Alliance. The Executive Scheduler must be a highly organized individual with the following skills:

  • Preferred experience using Geographic Information Systems but not required
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people from varied backgrounds in a professional manner on the phone, via email, and in person
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workflow and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, be solution-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills specifically in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe applications (Illustrator, InDesign)

How to Apply: Send a resume cover letter to [email protected]. Please include your name and “Policy Volunteer Intern” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive; the position is open until filled.

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