Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), a host and distributor of many bicycle-related brands, launched an Equity and Diversity Internship in December to help contribute to “a larger culture shift in the bike and outdoor industries — a shift toward inclusivity, embracing new and different ideas, and amplifying diverse perspectives.”
QBP is no stranger to promoting inclusivity – in the past the company hosted a Women’s Internship program and a Women’s Mechanic Scholarship program. The Equity and Diversity Internship caters to members of underrepresented communities and identities, as well as students who have demonstrated a commitment towards advancing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The bike industry is notoriously dominated by older, white men, but that is slowly changing. It’s up to all of us, including media outlets like ours and companies like QBP, to begin to change the paradigm and make the sport inviting and accessible to everyone.
There are nine different opportunities for this Internship program for a variety of skills and interests: Product Management, Data Analyst, Software Quality, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Purchasing, Design Engineering, Marketing Research and Legal. The internship will take place this coming summer at the QBP Headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota. No prior bike experience is necessary to apply.
Applications are open until March 8, 2018. You can find more information here.