Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Paid Transportation Research Internship with World Resources Institute for ECON or GEOG Grad

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States.

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks a research intern to provide research, data analysis and other support to its Integrated Transport practice which conducts global research on sustainable transport and urban development, and supports projects in Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, India and China. The intern will support several projects related to sustainable mobility. The projects will require working with sustainable mobility in general with a focus on transit policy, planning and operations.

The position is located in Washington, D.C. It offers the opportunity to connect with sustainable mobility and urban development experts.
 The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Conducting research and literature reviews
  • Drafting and editing reports
  • Contributing to blogs
  • Working with other WRI teams to coordinate research
Research & Analysis
  • Assist with data collection, verification, visualization, and analysis, both qualitative and quantitative;
  • Conduct desktop research and synthesize findings;
  • Research, document, and analyze emerging trends, best practices, and policies in urban mobility, city planning and environmental sustainability
  • Support the maintenance of shared databases;
Writing & Editing
  • Contribute written and graphic content to publications, reports, papers, and presentations
  • Prepare project-related content for publication on our website and our blog The City Fix.
Program Support
  • Support conferences/events planning
  • Required Degree: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, geography, economics, or related degrees with coursework in transportation
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and research skills
  • Enthusiasm to work on sustainable urban transport in developing countries.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker.
  • Ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, juggle multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, results oriented nonprofit environment
  • Experience with quantitative analysis of data and ability to learn new software and computer systems quickly
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Degree preferred: Masters degree in transport planning/engineering, or urban/regional planning with a focus on transportation
  • Previous coursework, internships or papers in urban transportation planning are desirable
  • Knowledge of Mandarin, Spanish, or Portuguese is desirable.
Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.  Finalists will need to submit writing samples.

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.
Duration: 6 Months (June-December 2015)

Location: Washington, DC  Full announcement and application instructions are here.