Internship Opportunity

Planning Intern


Job Title

Planning Intern


10 - 15 hours/week, $15/hour; 

Eligible for college credit. 


Fall 2021: August 16 - December 17


Margaret Mullins, Communications Manager

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition seeks a planning intern interested in applying their knowledge to support mapping and data analysis projects. The intern will work on initiatives including a multimodal infrastructure project tracker and a dashboard of fatal crashes involving people walking, biking, scooting, using wheelchairs, or skating in the City of Atlanta. These projects will allow the intern to gain knowledge on the City of Atlanta’s multimodal transportation environment, key stakeholders, and planning processes. The intern may also have the opportunity to network with individuals and organizations working in the field of multimodal transportation — both on a local and national level. This internship offers a flexible, remote work schedule. 


The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition envisions an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city. Our mission is to reclaim Atlanta’s streets as safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll. Our advocacy and programs focus on creating a safe, equitable, and sustainable mobility experience in Atlanta for people who walk, use wheelchairs, take transit, bike, skate, ride scooters, etc. We support people who currently use these modes and strive to inspire more people to adopt sustainable mobility in their transportation routines. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition aims to foster an environment that recognizes, respects, and values different backgrounds and talents and actively works toward racial equity and social justice.


The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s advocacy team helps the organization fulfill the following strategic goals:

  • Make streets measurably safer for people biking, walking, and using scooters or wheelchairs
  • Make transit work better for people
  • More people choose to use sustainable transportation instead of single-occupant cars
  • Ensure we have accountable and engaged political leaders

The Fall 2021 Planning Internship will accomplish the following in support of fulfilling our strategic goals:

  • Collaborate with AECOM infrastructure consulting firm to publish City of Atlanta infrastructure project tracker by September 2021.
  • Build methodology for reporting on annual crashes involving people walking, biking, scooting, using wheelchairs, and skating.
  • Publish dashboard reporting on annual crashes in the City of Atlanta involving people walking, biking, scooting, using wheelchairs, and skating.

Intern Qualifications



  • Demonstrated work on report or research project involving ArcGIS software and data visualization software
  • Active role in neighborhood, community, or campus organizations


  • Proficient in ArcGIS online, ArcMap, and ArcGIS StoryMaps software
  • Access to ArcMap software (intern will use Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s ArcGIS online and ArcGIS StoryMaps software)
  • Proficient in Tableau, Google Data Studio, or other data visualization software
  • Familiarity with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s strategic plan
  • Knowledge of Atlanta’s multimodal transportation environment 


  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Resourcefulness
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to make Atlanta’s sustainable transportation networks more equitable, inclusive, affordable, and convenient
  • Strong interest in transportation planning, urban design, or city planning field — especially with a focus on planning that makes cities and transportation networks more inclusive and equitable

Hours, Compensation, and Benefits

The intern will work for 10 - 15 hours/week, compensated at $15/hour. 

This internship is eligible for college credit, and we can be flexible to fit your degree program’s internship requirements (required number of hours, evaluation and reporting, etc.).

Our team of seven enjoys forging change in the culture and infrastructure of the city we love, and we are looking for a community-minded Atlantan who is on board with our vision, mission, and values to join our team. 

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is currently a remote workplace. While we are conducting our work virtually, the intern will receive consistent and dedicated supervisory attention to advance knowledge, skills, and expertise in policy and planning and in working for a nonprofit in the transportation advocacy field. This internship will provide an opportunity to learn from our team, network and collaborate with partners, and make a significant impact on the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s work. Our diverse staff share a passion for our mission, support and celebrate one another’s successes, love a good laugh, and are committed to inclusion and equity.


To Apply

Send resume (required) cover letter (required), and any examples of past relevant research or reports (optional) to [email protected] with the subject line “Fall 2021 Planning Intern.” 

Interviews will be conducted virtually and on a rolling basis. Eligible candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until August 9, 2021. 

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition aims to foster an environment that recognizes, respects, and values different backgrounds and talents. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition does not discriminate in its staff, board, volunteers, volunteer committees, or recipients of services, and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected category. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.