Parking Reform Summer Research Intern

Compensation: $25 per hour

The Parking Reform Network is a non-profit organization with the mission to educate the public about the impact of parking policy on climate change, equity, housing, and transportation. In partnership with allied organizations, we accelerate the adoption of critical parking reforms through research, coalition-building, and direct advocacy. With over 600 members in the United States and across the globe, we are leading the way. Cities are implementing parking policy reforms at an increasingly rapid pace.

We seek to deepen our understanding of the current policy landscape around parking reform in the United States, including existing parking ordinances and proposed policy changes, advocacy efforts, and potential partners and allies. We are hiring a research intern for the summer of 2024 to gather this information that will allow us to better focus our efforts to spur and accelerate change.

An internship with the Parking Reform Network will provide interns with an opportunity to learn about parking policy from, and interact with planning, transportation, and parking industry leaders and experts. Your work will make an impact on housing affordability, climate action, and sustainable transportation.

Specific duties of this internship may include:

  • Research existing parking policy in the largest U.S. cities and metro areas by means including referencing municipal codes, and contacting local governments where needed for detail or clarification.
  • Research state-level legislation (existing or proposed) affecting local parking mandates and/or local parking pricing and curb management policies.
  • Assist with making this information available and searchable through interactive maps or databases, including but not limited to our already existing parking reform map.
  • Help us identify, contact, and build our database of existing advocacy organizations with efforts aimed at passing parking policy reforms.
  • Other, yet-to-be-determined research tasks as may be identified in collaboration with PRN’s president and policy director.

Working under the direction of the Parking Reform Network’s Policy Director, this position will be highly collaborative. This position is expected to work remotely, helping PRN effectively communicate our cause and passion. New ideas, insights, or expansion of existing materials are always welcome and encouraged.

Skills: Applicants should be proficient in online research, Excel and Google Sheets, and note taking. Experience reading and interpreting municipal zoning codes is helpful. A broader interest and knowledge of transportation and/or parking policy is helpful, but not required.

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

Work Schedule: Full-time, 35-40 hours per week, for 10 weeks. Exact working hours are somewhat flexible, but the intern should expect to be generally available / responsive during core business hours, to keep and submit a timesheet of hours worked, and to communicate clearly with their supervisor about anticipated time off.

Exact start and end date are flexible, but we hope to have someone in this position by mid-June. (In this case, the internship would conclude by the end of August.)

Compensation: $25 per hour

How to apply: Update June 10th. We have received enough qualified applications for this position.

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

Deadline: We have begun scheduling interviews.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: PRN is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and adhere to fair hiring practices. We encourage applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with non-traditional and under-represented backgrounds. See for our organizational statement of social justice and equity.