Research Internship

The Parking Reform Network is a non-profit organization with the mission to educate the public about the impact of parking policy on transportation, housing affordability, equity, and climate change. With over 100 members in the United States and across the globe, we are revolutionizing the way cities are implementing parking policy through empowering advocates with educational materials and resources to lobby for change in a data-driven and innovative manner.  Developing accurate, cutting-edge, and engaging content through diligent research is at the core of our organization. Accordingly, we are seeking a Research Intern to support us to dig deep into datasets and technical documents to uncover the trends, preferences, and behavior changes associated with parking reform throughout the US. 

An internship with the Parking Reform Network will provide students with an opportunity to learn about parking policy from, and interact with planning, transportation, and parking industry leaders and experts including Donald Shoup, Todd Litman, Norman Garrick, and others. Your work will make an impact on housing affordability, climate action, and sustainable transportation. 

Specific duties of this internship include:

  • Collect information on parking policies, zoning ordinances, citations, management programs, and parking reforms from city websites, research centers, or other sources
  • Research, annotate, and summarize journal publications, news articles, blogs, and other online resources 
  • Analyze various datasets to determine trends and preferences 
  • Collaborate and contribute to transforming research findings into educational materials 

Working under the direction of the Parking Reform Network President and/or Board Members, this position will be highly collaborative.  The Research Intern position is expected to work remotely, helping PRN effectively communicate our cause and passion. New ideas, insights, or expansion of existing materials is always welcome and encouraged.

Skills: Applicants should be proficient in online research, excel and google sheets, and note taking. An interest and knowledge of transportation and/or parking policy is helpful, but not required.

Requirements: Applicants must have access to their own computer with a reliable internet connection. Communication with supervision is done over video chat and Slack.

Hours: Average of 10 hours per week for 10 weeks is the preferred term.

Stipend: Interns with the Parking Reform Network receive a stipend of $250.

How to apply: Email a CV or Resume and a short cover letter to [email protected] 

Applicants are encouraged to include links to their LinkedIn, Twitter, personal websites, or other platforms you think relevant to this position in their  email or resume.