Research and Policy Intern, TransitCenter

The Organization

TransitCenter is a foundation that works to secure a more just and sustainable future with abundant public transportation options. We make grants, conduct research, and coordinate a national network of local advocates. We envision regions where public transportation is dramatically expanded, clean, and safe and gives all equitable access to opportunity, the ability to fully participate in democracy, and that mitigates climate change.

The Research and Policy team works to identify systemic policy and practice barriers to radically improving transit in the United States. It develops reports, datasets, and policy analyses to influence the transit policy and encourage improvements to the state of practice. It builds and maintains relationships with transit agencies and partners across the US to promote its work and to push for policy reforms. It works to support advocacy campaigns with technical assistance, inside-game strategy, and relationship-building with agencies.

Position Overview

The Research and Policy (“R&P”) Intern will gain experience at the intersection of research, advocacy, public policy, and philanthropy, and work on projects with real-world impacts on equity and environmental sustainability. The R&P Intern will primarily support TransitCenter’s Research and Policy team. The R&P Intern will also support TransitCenter’s advocacy, agency practice, and communications teams as needed.

How To Apply

Interested applicants can apply by clicking on this Google Form Application link and submitting a resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (maximum of 3 pages in length). Please include “Internship Fall 2023” in the title of your documents.

The deadline to apply is August 25, 2023. Finalists will be asked to submit two references as part of the interview process.

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