This paid opportunity was created for actively enrolled MIT undergraduate students in partnership with the PKG Center’s Social Impact Internship program. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
About WalkBoston: WalkBoston makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and more vibrant communities. WalkBoston is committed to centering racial equity and justice in our work as well as evaluating the ways in which our work overlaps with efforts related to affordable housing, food access, harm reduction, transit access, and more.
Job Description: WalkBoston is looking to fill an internship opening with our organization. Interns with WalkBoston gain experience in transportation-related design and planning, community engagement, advocacy, and community revitalization efforts. Interns contribute directly to the project and advocacy work of WalkBoston. Interns provide valuable substantive contributions to our work, and have the opportunity to help select the projects that best fit their skills and interests. Examples of WalkBoston’s current projects and programs include: Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion program, Connecting Children and Families to Parks in East Boston, Walkability @ Boston Public Housing Developments, Gateway Cities: Transit Oriented Development, Age-Friendly Walking, alongside other advocacy and coalition efforts.
- Assisting with walkability assessments and advocacy training
- Researching and preparing white papers on transportation-related topics that affect the communities WalkBoston serves or are related to current programming efforts.
- Collecting and analyzing crash data as it pertains to various projects
- Representing WalkBoston at community events and public meetings
- Other duties as assigned
- Student pursuing a degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Transportation Planning, Public Policy, or other related field
- Experience leading community conversations with a variety of stakeholders
- Ability to work independently, collaboratively and productively in a team environment
- Commitment to and understanding of racial equity and strong analysis of the root causes of inequities, and how racism intersects with walkable communities.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Proficiency in virtual work software (e.g., Zoom, Google Suite, Slack).
- Spanish fluency a plus
Commitment, Compensation, Location:
- 8-10 weeks; 30-40 hours per week during the Summer period (June 6 – August 19)
- Interns would be working primarily remotely. We do not currently have an office space, however some in person events (walk audits, other programming) may be required.
- As part of the Social Impact Internship program, students may be eligible for a stipend of up to $5,000.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply on handshake or by sending a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.