PeopleForBikes seek a GIS Intern

August 7, 2020

Title: GIS Internship

Position Summary:

PeopleForBikes (PFB) is seeking a GIS intern, based remotely, to support the organization’s electric mountain bike initiative and resources that help bike riders find great eMTB rides throughout the U.S. The ideal candidate will be responsible for completing two main tasks:

  1. Updating PeopleForBikes’ electric mountain bike (eMTB) map so that all of the data is in a uniform presentation and links to the associated land manager’s website that describes the eMTB policy at hand. The intern must be able to handle raw geospatial data from a variety of sources and convert that data to be uniformly presented and easy to understand/use on PeopleForBikes’ eMTB map webpage.
  2. Transferring all of the data that is on the eMTB map onto PeopleForBikes’ Ride Spot app. This process requires exporting individual trail data into GPX files to then importing onto PeopleForBikes’ Ride Spot platform. All of the eMTB map data must be equally reflected on the Ride Spot app, including the descriptions and links to the associated eMTB policy.

The person in this position will:

  • Work closely with PeopleForBikes’ electric mountain bike (eMTB) map.
  • Analyze spatial data with the use of mapping software (ArcGIS or QGIS). 
  • Design digital maps with geographic data and other data sources.
  • Perform data transforming and cleaning to convert data into its desired form.
  • Manage a digital library of geographic maps in various file types.

The GIS intern will work closely with PeopleForBikes’ regulatory and policy analyst to fulfill the completion of these tasks. All work for this position will be completed remotely. All necessary meetings will take place virtually.

Required Qualifications

  • Possession of a computer with ArcGIS and QGIS capabilities, and experience with those mapping tools.
  • Proficiency with database programming languages such as SQL or Python.
  • Proficiency with front-end design languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and various mapping languages.
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working towards (or completion of) a degree in Geography, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Outstanding quantitative skill set.
  • Analytical mindset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


The GIS Intern will be compensated $20/hour. Completion of these tasks is expected to take 80 hours, which can be spread out over a maximum of eight weeks, beginning Oct. 5.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter as one PDF file via email with “GIS Intern” in the subject line to PeopleForBikes Policy Analyst Ashley Seaward at The cover letter should briefly explain the candidate’s interest in working at PeopleForBikes and applicable experience. 

Telephone, in-person inquiries to PeopleForBikes staff or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

The position will remain open until Sept. 11. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit for general information and organizational background. PeopleForBikes is an equal opportunity employer.

About PeopleForBikes

PeopleForBikes works to unite millions of people, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. We are a member-based organization whose constituents consist of companies in the bike industry, institutions with an interest in bicycling and 1.4 million grassroots supporters. PeopleForBikes has a Coalition that is the U.S. bicycle industry’s trade association and a Foundation that supports and promotes bicycling’s benefits and supports crucial bike infrastructure projects and programs.

Equal Opportunity

Our work to create safer, more comfortable and more accessible places for everyone to ride starts with us. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We want our staff to be reflective of the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of the communities we serve and to create an inclusive work environment where employees and the communities we serve feel welcomed, valued, respected, and received. We believe that no matter who you are, where you’re from, or why you ride, everyone can find joy on a bicycle.

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