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Transport Planning Intern at Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

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The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.


The Transport Planning Intern will support ITDP’s programmes in Kenya over a three to six-month period in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include public transport, complete streets parking management, and urban development. The specific focus area can be tailored to the interests of the Intern. The Transport Planning Intern will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Country Manager, Kenya.


  • Design and carry out transport surveys.
  • Collect, process, and analyse transport data.
  • Assist with mapping and setup of transport models.
  • Preparation of conceptual designs for walking and cycling facilities and public transport corridors.
  • Prepare project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in Civil Engineering with an interest in sustainable transport.
  • Familiarity with transport planning, public transport, non-motorised transport (NMT), topographic surveys, and pavement design.
  • Experience in design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Swahili.


  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills; enjoy working with numbers!
  • Ability to communicate well, make powerful presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

The successful applicant will be provided with a monthly commuter stipend for the duration of the internship.

Submit your CV and Application to [email protected] with “Transport Planning Intern, Kenya” in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • Samples of written and visual work, including AutoCAD drawings.
  • An idea for improving the bus system in your city

Closing Date : 29 July. 2021

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