WalkBoston has internship opportunities available for graduate and undergraduate students in urban planning, public health, transportation engineering, public policy and related fields. Students can gain experience in active transportation planning and design, public outreach, advocacy, health and safety promotion and community revitalization. WalkBoston’s current projects helping communities encourage walking through improvements to the built environment, conducting walking assessments in high crash areas, and supporting the City of Boston in implementing its new Vision Zero initiative. Positions range from independent research on particular transportation-related topics to ongoing project support, including assisting with walkability assessments, policy research, report production, advocacy training, helping build our photographic database of pedestrian infrastructure, and working with law enforcement on pedestrian safety education and enforcement. Interns may also assist in event planning, materials production and event staffing. Interns provide valuable substantive contributions to our work, and have the opportunity to choose among a variety of projects with flexible schedules.
The Spring Garden Programming Intern will focus on supporting and further developing the Master Urban Gardener program (MUG). After MUG concludes in mid-March, this intern will support the promotion and administration of the Seed, Sow, & Grow (SSG) workshop series.
MUG is an intensive, skill-building training program for both novice and experienced gardeners. The 2016 MUG classroom sessions will take place on seven Saturdays this winter starting January 30 and running through March 12. Each Saturday will feature topical lectures as well as participatory activities covering everything an urban gardener needs to know to create a thriving community garden, from vegetable gardening and composting to community organizing. Seed, Sow & Grow brings people together for skill-building workshops and events at City Natives in Mattapan and throughout Boston.
Matriculated graduate students at any of Tufts University’s graduate programs and professional schools are eligible to apply for TIE fellowships to conduct interdisciplinary environmental research projects. This is an opportunity to recognize and provide greater visibility for stellar interdisciplinary students and their work. Selected students will be receive funding toward a research stipend and/or supplies (up to $6000 per project).
The Transportation & Climate Policy Intern will support CCAP’s transportation policy work, including an upcoming transportation project in Central America. CCAP’s transportation program focuses on assessing and enhancing the environmental and economic benefits of transportation and land use policies.