WalkBoston, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities. We work with rural, suburban and urban communities to enhance economic development, improve walking routes to schools and create better access to parks and trails. We collaborate with municipal and state officials and grassroots groups, educate the public about how to advocate for walking, and showcase effective solutions for local, state and national audiences.
We are always looking for motivated graduate students that are work-study eligible for various projects. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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 include: 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, 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.