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For 36 years, ITDP’s progress on sustainable, equitable transport has been the result of the dedication, and creativity of our staff.  From our headquarters in New York City, to our locally-run regional offices in Kenya, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, we work collaboratively across both boarders and expertise to make real change happen on the streets. If you have passion for transport, and want to help break through our car-dominant culture to bring our streets back to the people, join us!

Open Positions

Communications Internship, Global Communications

Internship Remote

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transit, including bus rapid transit, urban development, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, shared mobility, and transport policy. More information about ITDP can be found at

ITDP is seeking an Intern to work with the Global Communications team. The intern will report to the Communications Director and work closely with all members of the team. ITDP is working remotely because of the ongoing pandemic, and therefore the communications internship will be remote. The internship is available from January 2022- May 2022 with a possibility for extension based on academic eligibility. Approximately 70% of the intern’s time will be focused on communications and marketing projects, based on the intern’s strengths and interests, and 30% will be focused on supporting the impact tracking system.


  • Work with the Communications Director and other team members to develop a calendar-based communications system; identify critical dates in the international calendar and help schedule communications strategies around them.
  • Identifying news and publications that are timely and related to ITDP work to serve as references and resources to improve messaging and content.
  • Support the tracking system to monitor the impact of our publications and work: downloads, media mentions and social media activity.
  • Assist with social media monitoring and analytics.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Current undergraduate or graduate student interested in media and journalism, urban studies, sustainable transport, urban anthropology, climate change, social equity, environmental sustainability, climate justice, or nonprofits.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; since this internship is remote, the successful candidate will be very responsive with calls and emails, proactive with projects and timelines, organized and detail-oriented, and have a solid ability to process instructions and move quickly to execute tasks.
  • Strong internet research skills.
  • Basic understanding of data analytics, click-through rates, visits, etc.
  • Professional and positive attitude.
  • Team-oriented with the ability to work well independently.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and ability to multitask.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work 15 hours a week remotely from January 2022- May 2022. Hours are flexible between 9 am and 6 pm, Monday-Friday. A stipend is available of $300 per week. ITDP will provide a computer during the internship.


  • Examples of marketing and communications are a plus (classwork materials count).
  • Strong writing and communications skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms is a plus.
  • HTML, CMS Platform experience a plus.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “Global Communications Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Senior Development Associate

Full Time New York, NY / Remote

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit (BRT), non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at


The Senior Development Associate position offers an exciting opportunity to work at a dynamic organization with a global reach. ITDP is tackling some of the key issues of our time, including mitigating climate change and improving the state of urban mobility, health, and safety. The role presents the opportunity to interact with colleagues, partners, and funders across the world. The Senior Associate’s day-to-day responsibilities are multi-faceted, and they will have a chance to work with a variety of teams and program areas.

The Senior Associate will assist with efforts to grow and diversify the organization’s funding base. Based in New York, the Senior Development Associate will report to the Senior Development Manager and play an important role in prospect research, grant writing, grants management, and individual donor stewardship and cultivation. 

The Senior Associate will be expected to work flexibly and creatively with the headquarters team as well as with ITDP’s international teams. They will have direct contact with individual donors, as well as with peer liaisons within partner organizations. The primary responsibilities will include supporting grant writing and reporting efforts, prospect identification and cultivation, database management, and individual giving management.

This role is based in our New York City office, however, we are currently working remotely from home. The Senior Associate will temporarily work remotely as well until we reopen our offices. During the temporary remote working, we are open to candidates working remotely from one of the following states only: New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, D.C or Massachusetts.


Institutional Funding

  • Support the drafting and coordination of Expressions of Interest, Letters of Interest, and proposal submissions to private foundations and government and public entities.
  • Draft and coordinate responses to Requests for Proposals and contract bids.
  • Participate in grant reporting efforts to private foundations and government and public entities.
  • Maintain Development reporting and submission calendar and ensure worldwide staff are aware of deadlines.
  • Help facilitate regional field office staff to complete grant writing, reporting, and fundraising efforts.
  • Conduct prospect research of institutional funders and assist in prioritization and cultivation efforts. 
  • Remain current with events and trends in the field.
  • Provide support to the Chief Strategy & Development Officer to assist with strategy development and annual planning  

Grants Management

  • Grants management for the whole organization, including processing and tracking grants and contracts and maintaining records in Salesforce.
  • Serve as the primary administrator of the donor, contact, and funding database, which is housed in Salesforce.

Individual Giving

  • Lead organization’s individual giving efforts.
  • Create semi-annual, themed fundraising campaigns and coordinate activities and materials with the Communications team and regional offices.
  • Design or manage the design of all fundraising campaign materials.
  • Donation recording, timely acknowledgment, and revenue reporting.
  • Design and format special donor communications.


  • 3-5 years development experience, preferably in a fast-paced environment or in an international organization; prior fundraising experience required. 
  • BA/BS required. 
  • Prior experience with Salesforce required. 
  • Prior experience with Mailchimp Adobe Suite, and Conga Composer preferred. 
  • Extremely organized with attention to detail. 
  • Self-starter able to work effectively amidst competing priorities. 
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Knowledge and skills in word processing, data entry and analysis. 
  • Highly proficient in MS Office. 
  • Interest in transportation and/or urban planning issues and international development. 
  • Knowledge of general nonprofit management and fundraising. 
  • Positive attitude, patience, flexibility, and eagerness to learn and take on increasing responsibility. 
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Cantonese, Portuguese, or Mandarin is a plus.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “Senior Development Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Technical Transport Manager, Southeast Asia

Full Time Position Jakarta, Indonesia

ITDP is seeking a Technical Transport Manager. The Manager will work closely with the Southeast Asia Director to advance ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Jakarta, the Manager provides essential support to current ITDP programs and assists with developing new program opportunities. In collaboration with the Southeast Asia Director, the Manager will supervise technical work in Southeast Asia. The Manager will promote, plan and facilitate transit and urban development projects in Southeast Asia, provide technical advice in analysis, design and implementation of public transport and urban development related projects, promote best practices in public transport and the transformation of urban development including research in public transport related subjects.

The Manager will report to the Southeast Asia Director. The Manager will manage staff in the ITDP Indonesia office in Jakarta and will be expected to collaborate with senior management, senior government officials and business leaders. 


Technical and Policy Responsibilities

  • Implement project activities, including: 
    • Collect, compile and analyze data for technical assessments and case studies.
    • Prepare presentations and write technical reports
    • Manage the dialog and participate in the execution of activities with international consultants and partners in Southeast Asia.
    • Manage workshops, events, capacity building activities and campaigns. 
  • Work with Southeast Asia Director to oversee program work on policy at the city, state, and national levels to ensure government institutions and funding are aligned with sustainable transportation.
  • Work with Southeast Asia Director to oversee policy work to prioritize safe, sustainable transport and discourage unsafe, unstainable options through measures such as parking, low emissions zones, congestion charging and urban development through dense and compact development.
  • Assist Southeast Asia Director to develop partnerships with local authorities, international and national agencies, other NGOs and research institutes, or other valuable contacts as a means to scale ITDP’s impact and expand programming into new topics, cities or countries in accordance with ITDP’s mission.



  • Ensure that projects are high quality, well documented and effective; work directly with Southeast Asia Director and staff to ensure that projects are implemented in compliance with ITDP and donor financial policies.
  • Directly manage staff, ensuring a good working environment and professional fulfillment.



  • Represent ITDP in public forums and public communications. Serve as an articulate, persuasive and effective spokesperson for ITDP and its mission, goals and successes to the external community.  
  • Maintain sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with outside organizations that are critical to the achievement of ITDP’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, economics, engineering, political science or related field required.
  • 5-7 years’ progressive experience in the sustainable transport field.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice with an excellent command of sustainable transportation issues and approaches in Southeast Asia. 
  • Proven ability to manage a team with high morale and performance, and to collaborate effectively in an international organization with people of diverse cultures, perspectives and ideas.
  • An intuitive problem solver and motivator who can analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions that enhance ITDP’s relationships, goals and initiatives.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff. 
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills; demonstrated ability to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder.
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required. 
  • Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with “Technical Transport Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Monitoring and Evaluations Intern

Internship Washington, D.C./Remote

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with regional offices in Kenya, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States, as well as a Global Program office based in Washington, DC. More information about ITDP can be found at

ITDP’s Global Program is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluations (M&E) Intern. ITDP’s M&E program measures the impact of work done by the entire organization. This effort includes tracking the publications, events, infrastructure changes, and policy changes done by each regional office, estimating the cumulative impacts of those interventions, and organizing in-depth evaluations of particular projects. The M&E Intern will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day tasks of each of those work areas. They will also be responsible for identifying and pursuing opportunities to improve those workflows, taking ownership over sections of the process, as appropriate.

The M&E Intern will report directly to the Global Research Associate responsible for M&E. They will work with the M&E Working Group (a team that includes a representative from each ITDP regional office), as well as ITDP’s Development, Communications, and Knowledge Management teams.

The internship will last from January 2022 to May 2022, with a possibility of extension depending on academic eligibility through the summer and fall. Work will be remote. In the event that our office re-opens during the internship, the intern will be invited, but not required, to join us in-person in our Washington, DC, office. An availability of 20 hours per week is required, with the possibility of working up to 40 hours per week depending on the intern’s availability and ITDP’s need. A stipend is available of $400 per week for 20 hours per week or $800 per week for 40 hours per week. A computer will be provided during the internship, if needed.


  • Help maintain and improve ITDP’s databases of completed projects and publications.
  • Assist with project evaluations, especially survey design and data analysis.
  • Coordinate meetings; identify and follow-up on action items.
  • Communicate closely with the M&E Working Group and other ITDP teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate program; students graduating in May 2021 will not be eligible to extend the internship.
  • Critical thinking, time management skill, initiative, and attention to detail; drive to see projects to completion.
  • Strong communication skills by email, video call, and direct message.
  • Dedication to equity, inclusivity, and social justice.
  • Experience with Google Sheets or other spreadsheet software, including working with functions like VLOOKUP() or INDEX(MATCH()).
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week through May 2022 with a possibility of extension through December 2022; hours are flexible between 9am and 6pm, Monday-Friday.


  • Experience working at a global organization. 
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluations, impact assessment, organization-wide recordkeeping, or similar. 
  • Any of the below are exceptional but not expected:
    • Proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Tamil, or Portuguese.
    • Experience with quantitative public health, especially related to air quality.
    • Experience managing surveys.
    • Experience with carbon emissions tracking, climate science, or related.
    • Experience with development economics.
    • Experience with Python, especially pandas.
    • Data visualization skills.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “Monitoring and Evaluations Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted through January 3, 2022.

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law


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