We’re pleased to announce the appointment of our first intern, Emma Pritchard, as part of Camcycle's new paid internship programme. Emma joins Roxanne De Beaux, Executive Director, and Anna Williams, Communications and Community Officer, in our growing team. Emma will be responsible for our key strategic Street Cycle Parking project as well supporting staff and volunteers on other work within the charity.
Thanks to generous funding from The Cole Charitable Trust, our summer internship programme will run for three years. We’re proud to have designed a high-quality internship which meets the standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s code of practice for internships. As part of this, our intern has gone through a fair and transparent recruitment process and will be paid the Cambridge Living Wage for her work. We’re following a clear induction plan and will continue to work with Emma to build on her career objectives while maximising her contribution so that the internship is beneficial for us both.
Roxanne said “Emma started with us on Monday and she has already made a huge difference to our team. We are aiming to do more campaigning and engagement than ever this summer and Emma’s enthusiastic support will be vital for us to achieve some ambitious goals for Camcycle.”
Emma joins Camcycle straight from university, having just finished her degree in Journalism, Media and Law. During this time, she spent a year as Policy and Executive Assistant at the University of Hertfordshire, leading the environmental and sustainability initiative in her department where she won the Community Action award for her efforts.
She says, “Growing up in rural Cambridgeshire, I have always thought of Cambridge as an exciting hub with all the busy cyclists riding across the city. Following my Bikeability training I now feel confident and ready to join the crowds. However, I can see there are real problems that need to be addressed to keep cyclists safe, and to make cycling around the UK’s cycling capital much easier”.