TransitCenter, a national foundation committed to improving urban mobility, seeks part-time Program Fellows who are committed to overcoming institutional barriers and working with leaders of all types to inspire the pursuit of systemic change in the transportation system. Graduate students of diverse experience and backgrounds are welcome to apply for this paid fellowship.
Program Fellows will gain experience at the intersection of research, advocacy, and philanthropy, and contribute to a unique, dynamic and growing organization. TransitCenter’s current portfolio consists of a diverse set of projects that focus on the levers of change in transportation. Our projects include training for city leaders; online transit planning tools development; reports and policy playbooks; conferences; and peer-to-peer networks for transportation practitioners. To carry out our mission, we also manage a grantmaking program that complements our project portfolio.
Any current graduate students or recent graduates interested in transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and policy are eligible to apply. Students enrolled in programs related to transportation planning, urban planning, policy administration, and urban studies may find a closer fit with their professional goals, though we believe students of all backgrounds can make a contribution to our organization.
Exceptional writing and communications skills. Excellent critical thinking, research, and analytical skills. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and social media preferred. For 2016, we have particular need for transit technical planning experience and GIS skills. We are serious about our work, but maintain a collegial and informal office environment. A personable individual with a sense of humor and a can-do attitude will benefit the most from the experience.
Program Fellows support full-time staff through assigned research and writing assignments on specific subjects, and tasks for other projects and activities at the organization. Program Fellows are also expected to contribute at least two 400-600 word blog posts to our web site during the course of the fellowship.
At least 15-20 hours per week for 5 to 6 months, and potentially full-time over school breaks. Time in the office will be mutually determined and depend on the Program Fellow’s schedule. The Fellowship is for Summer and Fall of 2016, with the possibility for an extension, based on performance.
Competitive compensation is available for successful candidates.
To apply, send a letter explaining your interest, your resume, 3 references, and a writing sample to [email protected] by 12:00 Noon (EST) by May 13, 2016 for Summer. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled for the Fall. Please include “Program Fellow” in the subject line of your email and specify which semester you prefer.
TransitCenter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law. Employment is on an “at-will” basis meaning both the employer and the employee can terminate the relationship at any time.