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, cycling and walking, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, shared mobility, and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.
The Research and Impact Group under ITDP’s Global Program is seeking a Research Intern, preferably based in the Washington, D.C. office. The Global Program aims to scale up the implementation of sustainable transport measures around the world by collecting and spreading information. The Research and Impact Group supports that mission by monitoring progress on sustainable transportation and translating research into practical guidance for decision makers. The intern will support these efforts through data collection and cleaning, conducting literature reviews and analysis, and contributing to written and visual materials.
The Research Intern will report to the Research Manager and will work with staff across all ITDP offices. ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations, with the expectation that the Research Intern will provide meaningful support to our ongoing projects while gaining valuable experience and education in the field. Therefore, a minimum availability of 20 hours per week is required, but this can be expanded up to 40 hours per week, depending on availability. This position will last from June 2021 to the end of summer and may be extended into the next academic year.
ITDP is working entirely remote because of the ongoing pandemic, and therefore the internship will be virtual until we safely welcome our teams back to the office. The intern must be available to work in our Washington, D.C. office when it reopens. 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.
- Perform literature reviews, synthesize findings, and draft original content for use in ITDP research products and communications pieces.
- Assist research staff in identifying key data sources and making data requests.
- Obtain, clean, and organize quantitative data.
- Perform statistical analyses.
- Create visual materials (maps, graphs, other graphics) based on analysis of data.
- Participate in internal and external meetings, presentations, webinars, etc. to grow our research capacity and body of knowledge.
- Occasional administrative duties as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Interest in cities, sustainable transportation, urban planning, or related areas.
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, engineering, geography, or related field.
- Good communicator with strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Capable of conducting fast-paced, comprehensive internet research.
- Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
- Proficiency in GIS.
- Strong proficiency in Excel.
- Must be able to work 20 hours a week remotely and commit through August 2021; hours are flexible between 9am and 6pm.
Must be available to work in our Washington, D.C. office when it reopens.
- Familiarity with Open Street Map, Mapbox, or other data visualization platforms.
- Proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, or Portuguese a plus.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Research Intern” in the subject line.
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.