Bike Share Program Development Intern

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The successful applicant will assist the Ottawa Community Loan Fund, Causeway Work Centre, and SLOWest to establish a bike sharing program in the west Ottawa neighbourhoods of Hintonburg, West Wellington and Westboro. Their duties will include:
Conducting research on best practices regarding bike sharing programs generally;
Assisting in the design of a bike sharing program in west Ottawa;
Designing and implementing a marketing and community outreach plan for the concept;
Assisting in providing presentations to community and business groups in the project’s catchment area
This contract continues until March 18, 2011.

This position is being funded through the YMCA’s Post-Secondary Graduate Youth Eco Internship Program (PSYEIP) with funding provided by the Government of Canada. This program places unemployed youth aged 15 to 30 from diverse backgrounds into paid internship opportunities within the private, non-profit, public, and charitable service sectors in Canada with a focus on the environment and community.

Applicants must meet ALL eligibility criteria for the program in order to be considered:

between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of placement;
not receiving Employment Insurance benefit;
a graduate of a post-secondary education program;
be unemployed; or underemployed (working 20 hours or less on a regular basis); or working in a job that does not match your area of educational study;
out of school;
a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred;
legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
have a social insurance number;
willing to complete a Police Records Check.
Note: Youth who previously participated in the Youth Eco Internship Program will not be considered

Deadline for Applications: Monday, December 13, 2010, 12 noon.

Please send Resume to: Ottawa Community Loan Fund, c/o