This month, we're so excited to have some new faces around the office!

Meet Emily Lehr, our Operations Assistant and Lindsey Knight, our Communications & Membership Support Intern. 

Emily has very recently joined Oregon Walks as the Operations Assistant, and steps into this role after several years as an active volunteer. Emily has an extensive background in both administration and rabble rousing, and has worked in both corporate and activist settings to make change while keeping things very organized. Her prior social justice work has included fights for educational equity and fair housing justice. She has a BS from Portland State in Sociology. In her free time, Emily loves to wander St Johns with her five year old, make and eat elaborate messes in her tiny kitchen, take weird photographs, and stay up way too late reading longform non-fiction.

 

Lindsey joined Oregon Walks this month as our Communications and Membership Intern. She is supporting our member recruitment and appreciation efforts and planning our annual member event this May. She comes to us from various other Portland nonprofits and is excited to get to know our supporters. Her favorite recent walk was around Reed College, and she enjoys taking walks on the beach in her hometown of Monterey, CA. Lindsey earned her bachelors degree in 2009 from San Jose State University and graduated with a B.S. in Sociology. When she's not working she enjoys sleeping, exploring SE PDX, and going on road trips to visit family in CA.


Do YOU know where candidates for PDX City Council stand on important transportation issues, such as implementing Vision Zero, investing in East Portland, & allocating transportation funding? Join us for this informative & exciting forum and hear from the candidates themselves. A Moderated panel will be followed by questions from attendees. Event space is open to all ages. 

Julia DeGraw, Stuart Emmons, Nick Fish, Jo Ann Hardesty, Loretta Smith, Andrea Valderrama, Felicia Williams, & Philip J. Wolfe have confirmed participation. 

Want to contribute to the discussion? Send us your questions now to help inform what we ask your City Council Candidates!  

More info about the event here. 

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Click here for pdf version of internship description
 

MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Description

Assist Oregon Walks staff to ensure communication goals are met through creating content, providing administrative support, and overseeing social media activities – with a focus on our annual membership drive.

Time Commitment & Compensation

This is a three-month paid internship, with an ideal start date of March 12th, running through mid-June.  Approximately 10 hours/week with a flexible schedule.

The intern will receive a $1,500 stipend.



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