Help Change Cities for the Better.

For 35 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

Outreach and Partnerships Intern

Part or Full Time 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 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

The Research and Impact Group under ITDP’s Global Program is seeking an Outreach Intern, preferably based in the Washington, D.C. office. 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 Global Program is currently undertaking a global campaign, Cycling Cities, to facilitate the spread of cycling in cities around the world. Activities under the campaign include communicating and collaborating with campaign cities and partner organizations; conducting research to develop and strengthen key messages for advocacy; and designing opportunities for cities and partners to build capacity and exchange knowledge and ideas to improve cycling. The intern will support these efforts through coordinating various aspects of the campaign and capacity building activities.

The Outreach and Partnerships Intern will report to the Research Manager and will also work closely with the Mobilize Program Manager. ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations, with the expectation that the Outreach and Partnerships 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 September/early October 2021 to May 2021, and may be extended, depending on academic eligibility. 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.


  • Understand content and goals of the cycling campaign and capacity building activities.
  • Maintain effective and timely communication with campaign partners, including government/agency decision makers and practitioners, regarding cycling campaign and capacity building activities.
  • Develop tools such as surveys, to help ITDP improve our activities.
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate campaign-related events involving participants from around the world.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, presentations, etc.; identify and follow-up on action items as needed.
  • Occasional administrative duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Interest in cities, sustainable transportation, urban planning, or related areas.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Good communicator with strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
  • Must be able to work 20 hours a week remotely and commit through May 2021. Hours are flexible between 9am and 6pm, Monday-Friday.


  • Proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, or Portuguese a plus.
  • Previous experience facilitating events or campaigns, especially global in scope.


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

Boston Internship

Part-time Internship Boston, MA

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) is a not-for-profit organization based 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), cycling and walking, travel demand management, parking, and urban revitalization. More information about ITDP can be found at

ITDP is seeking an Intern to work in the Boston office on a variety of projects related to work on the program’s BRT initiatives in the Boston area, specifically around MassDOT’s upcoming Bus Network Redesign. The internship will be remote until we safely welcome our staff back to the office. The intern will report to the Boston Program Manager and work closely with all members of the U.S. program team. A computer will be provided during the internship.


  • Conduct research on sustainable transport best practices and policies, particularly bus priority and bus rapid transit (BRT).
  • Conduct literature reviews and outreach to cities and academics to gather data.
  • Assist the U.S. program in data entry, GIS mapping, creation of surveys and other tasks, as needed.
  • Assist with web and social media updates, as needed.
  • Assist with production of donor communications and grant reporting.
  • Assist with event planning, as needed.
  • Attend meetings with local agencies and stakeholders, as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with interest or experience in international development, sustainable transportation, urban planning or a related field.
  • 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.

The internship is available starting September 7th; hours are flexible but must be able to work between 10-15 hours per week. Option to work on-site or remotely but must be available to attend in person events in the Boston area if needed.

Preference for a commitment through the end of December 2021 with a potential option to extend through Spring 2022

A stipend is available of $200 per week for 10 hours and $300 per week for 15 hours.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to with “Boston Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

U.S. Program Coordinator

Full Time Position Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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 Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, non-motorized travel, travel demand management, parking, transport policy and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at

Based in Boston, the Program Coordinator will work with the ITDP US team. In this cross- functional role, the Program Coordinator will provide programmatic management, communications, research and logistical events support, working on a variety of projects. The role will include direct in-person support to the program work in Boston as well as liaising with US, global and core function teams at ITDP HQ in New York City. 

The Program Coordinator will report to the US Director and will be expected to work cooperatively, independently and communicate effectively with program staff, senior leadership (CEO, COO, CKO), finance team, and communications and development teams. 

The ideal candidate is a motivated creative thinker pursuing a nonprofit administration or philanthropy career with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience with nonprofits, event management, and budgets, as well as comprehension of office management systems and procedures. An interest in social equity, environmental sustainability and urban planning is a plus.


Programmatic Management Support

  • Assist the US Director and Boston Program Manager with programmatic support as needed, including organizing meetings, set up and help manage consulting contracts (tracking progress, invoicing and payments), prepare expense reports.
  • Coordinate and track the development and processing of program grants and contracts to ensure timely receipt, approval, processing and payment.
  • Assist in the development of annual program plans and monitoring progress.
  • Assist in the management of fiscal operations including tracking expenditures, updating forecasts and monitoring budget vs. actual.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with all aspects of assigned projects, including knowledge of donor requirements to ensure compliance, along with related ITDP policies and procedures for project grants and contracts.
  • Pull together activity lists and progress reports for Board, funders and weekly internal updates.

Communications and Knowledge Sharing

  • Support internal and external knowledge sharing, by focusing on webinars, media tracking, photo library development, and identifying opportunities for learning for the organization.
  • Conduct specific research, draft materials for external communications such as fact sheets, case studies, etc. and prepare PowerPoint presentations as needed in support of ITDP’s programmatic work.
  • Work with the global program and global communications teams to promote US programs via web and print, as well as help develop outreach plans, including contact management.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating events, workshops, virtual convenings and study tours–including outreach, managing RSVP lists, follow-up and budget tracking.
  • Organize calls and meetings as needed both internally and externally.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1-3 years of progressive nonprofit or philanthropic administration experience.
  • Excellent command of Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft Office and computer database management systems.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team across all levels within the organization.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to represent ITDP well with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.


  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.
  • Salesforce and/or database experience a plus.
  • Event planning experience a plus.
  • Graphic design skills a plus.
  • Adept at Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Cloud, Flickr, social media applications, web based platforms/applications, WordPress, Slack is a plus.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “U.S. Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. This position is term limited until December 31, 2022 with the possibility of an extension.

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.

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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