Help Change Cities for the Better.

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

ITDP US - Boston Program Internship

Fall 2022 Internship Boston, MA

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.

ITDP is seeking an Intern based in the Boston office to work on a variety of projects related to the program’s bus transformation and BRT initiatives in the metro Boston area. The intern will report to the U.S. Director and work closely with all members of the U.S. program team. ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations, with the expectation that the Intern will provide meaningful support to our ongoing projects while gaining valuable experience and education in the field. Therefore, an availability of 10-15 hours per week is required.

This position will last from September 2022 to December 2022 and may be extended into the next academic year depending on academic eligibility. ITDP is working in a hybrid work model, and the internship will be a combination of remote and in office work. Availability to work in our Boston office and attend events in the Boston area is required. 

A stipend is available of $200 per week for 10 hours and $300 per week for 15 hours. A computer will be provided during the internship if needed. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research on sustainable transport best practices and policies, particularly bus priority and bus rapid transit (BRT).
  • Conduct literature reviews and outreach related to data collection.
  • Assist the U.S. program in data compilation and analysis, GIS mapping, creation of surveys and other tasks, as needed.
  • Contribute to the internal ITDP public transit and urban mobility analytics community of practice.
  • Assist with communicating technical findings to a lay audience.
  • Assist with workshops and events both in-person and virtually, as needed.
  • Attend meetings with local agencies and stakeholders, as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with interest or experience in international development, sustainable transportation, urban planning or a related field.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission, advocating for environmental and social justice.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced office and ability to multi-task.
  • Must be enthusiastic and a self-starter.
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Strong internet research skills.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Database experience.
  • Adobe Design Suite experience.
  • HTML, CMS Platform and GIS experience a plus.
  • Additional language skills a plus.
  • Must be able to work 10-15 hours a week and commit through December 2022. Hours are flexible between 9am and 6pm. 
  • Must be available to work in our Boston, MA office and attend events in the Boston area.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@itdp.org with “Boston Intern” in the subject line. 

ITDP Global - Research Intern

Fall 2022 Internship Washington, D.C.

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, an availability of 20 hours per week is required. This position will last from August/September 2022 to December 2022 and may be extended into the next academic year depending on academic eligibility. 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. During the temporary remote working, we are open to candidates working remotely from one of the following states only: Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The intern must be available to work in our Washington, D.C., New York City or Boston office when they reopen. A stipend is available of $400 per week. A computer will be provided during the internship if needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED 

  • Interest in cities, sustainable transportation (with a specific focus on public transit), urban planning, or related areas.
  • Currently enrolled in 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 and commit through December 2022; hours are flexible between 9am and 6pm. 
  • Ability to temporarily work remotely from one of the following states only: Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.
  • Must be available to work in our Washington, D.C., New York City or Boston office when they reopen. 

PREFERRED

  • Familiarity with OpenStreetMap, Mapbox, or other data visualization platforms.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, or Portuguese a plus.

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.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



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