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Transport Analyst Internship Decarbonising Transport in Morocco and Indonesia

About ITF

The International Transport Forum (ITF) is a global intergovernmental organisation with 64 member countries within the OECD family. The ITF works to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability and social inclusion and to raise the public profile of transport policy. It acts as a platform for discussion and pre-negotiation of policy issues across all transport modes. We analyse trends, share knowledge and promote exchange among transport decision-makers and civil society.

About the Internship

The ITF is looking for an intern passionate about sustainable transport development, engaging with stakeholders, and leveraging data and analytics for evidence-based policy research in the transport field. This internship aims to support the works of the ITF’s Decarbonising Transport initiative. It includes two projects: 1) Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies Morocco (DTEE Morocco), funded by the German government’s International Climate Initiative (IKI); 2) Indonesia Low Carbon Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways, carried out in cooperation with the World Bank (WB).

This internship will provide an excellent opportunity for the candidate to engage with international stakeholders, support the processing and analysis of socioeconomic and transport data, and contribute to developing country-specific urban mobility models and decarbonising pathways. The intern will be part of the ITF Research Centre, reporting to the Policy Analyst/Modeller in the Data and Policy Analytics Team. The internship will be full-time and based in the OECD headquarter in Paris. This position allows for a hybrid format, with the number of on-site days subject to the agreement between the candidate and the manager and in accordance with the OECD- ITF teleworking guidance. A fully remote internship is NOT an option.

Main Responsibility

Given the similarity of the DTEE Morocco and the WB Indonesia projects, this internship aims to support both projects by analysing urban mobility programs and policies of each country to identify ways to reduce their transport CO2 emissions and meet their climate goals. Under the guidance of the project leads, the candidate will contribute to the following activities:

  • Support stakeholder coordination
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders for both projects to support data/information collection and processing
    • Assist in the organisation of stakeholder workshops and/or meetings
  • Perform data analysis and policy/literature research
    • Work with internal data analytics experts to gain needed domain knowledge
    • Support any data analysis efforts and policy research relevant to the project
    • Processing and visualising statistical data and spatial data using Excel/R/Python and GIS tools
  • Support modelling work
    • Contribute to the development of excel-based passenger transport modelling tools
    • Assist with the validation of model outcomes and model re-calibration
  • Support the drafting of documents
    • Provide input to policy documents, presentations and other project deliverables
    • Develop eye-catching visualisations and concise written materials to communicate analytical results to non-technical audiences

Requirements and Experience

  • Current studies in transport, economics, engineering, data science, statistics, or other relevant fields
  • Passionate about transport policies, sustainable urban mobility, and evidence-based policy research using data analytics and modelling
  • An understanding/desire to learn about the role of transport and mobility in society
  • Advanced user of Excel and GIS tools (knowledge in R and Python is a plus)
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience in engaging with stakeholders
  • Experience in managing activities or projects is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work individually or in teams while maintaining an openness to coaching and feedback

Internship Duration

The internship duration is six months. However, the duration can vary, subject to the agreement between the candidate and the hiring manager.

The ideal starting date of the internship is 1 May 2023.

Eligibility and Compensation

  • Internships are only open for candidates enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational or research academic programme for the duration of their internship. Online courses or other forms of academic programmes that do not award students with degrees (Bachelor, Master or PhD) will not be recognised as accredited programmes.
  • To be considered a qualified candidate, the applicant should be a national of OECD member countries or ITF member countries.
  • The monthly allowance for an internship is approximately 780 Euros

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit a CV explaining their qualifications for the internship. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a portfolio of relevant works (graphics, tools, writing samples etc.) that demonstrate their qualifications and expertise. Please submit your application to Mr Yaroslav Kholodov at Applications will be accepted until 24 March 2023.

We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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