New bicycle industry internship program for women

In: Bike Industry News By: Press release On: February 5, 2016

Female undergrads are invited to intern with Quality Bicycle Products in graphic design, engineering, industrial design, IT and sales

If you’re a woman-identifying undergraduate student searching for a unique summer internship, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) has an opportunity for you.

With distribution centers in Minnesota, Utah, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, QBP serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers while also being active in cycling advocacy and bicycle design. QBP is currently looking for curious and enthusiastic individuals interested in spending the summer learning and growing in its Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters.

Five paid internship experiences will be available, one in each of the following fields: graphic design, engineering, industrial design, IT and sales.

“We’re looking for students who have a strong passion for bikes, innovative business and making an impact on their communities,” said Alix Magner, QBP’s National Sales Manager. “The goal of this program is to encourage talented women to explore careers in the bike industry, while also increasing the presence of women in cycling as a whole.”

QBP is a bicycle company that, in addition to distributing products from the best brands in the industry, also designs and builds its own innovative, world-class brands. At QBP, purpose comes before profit. With its motto “more butts on bikes,” QBP’s mission is to make the world a better place, to be an extraordinary business to partner with, and to be a great organization to work for. As parent company for leading brands like Salsa Cycles, Surly Bikes, 45NRTH, All-City Cycles and Foundry Cycles, QBP has made been accomplishing that mission for over thirty years.

If you have a passion for working on a team that shares your love of bikes, the outdoors, and everyday adventures, head over to for more information on internship details and application submission. This ten-week long internship begins in mid-June 2016 and runs until mid-August. Internship availability is limited to woman-identifying candidates who are full-time undergraduate students, with at least one semester remaining.

Applications will be accepted through March 3, 2016. More information here.


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