Now Hiring: Complete Streets Equity, Research, and Communications Intern

Now Hiring: Complete Streets Equity, Research, and Communications Intern

The Complete Streets Equity, Research, and Communications Intern will support the work of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of prominent national organizations working for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies across the country. The intern will help advance the work of the Coalition’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, which focuses on equity and implementation of Complete Streets. The intern will be an integral part of the Coalition’s work, including: doing research and drafting new resources; assisting in projects to assess policy implementation efforts; working with the Coalition’s Steering Committee and Partners; providing administrative support for events and workshops; and writing articles for our newsletter, blog, and social media.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Researching and drafting new resources, tools, case studies related to equity and implementation of Complete Streets;
  • Supporting the development and planning of events and workshops;
  • Producing compelling content for our blog, newsletter, and social media.
  • Other administrative duties, as assigned.


This position requires a motivated, intuitive, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, research, and organizational skills who is able to work with many types of people and organizations. Candidates should have a strong interest in transportation, equity, and public health. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and an educational background or work experience in academic research urban planning, public policy, public health, or social justice. Masters student or Masters degree in urban planning, public policy, or public health preferred.


The Internship comes with a monthly stipend. In addition, they will receive six days of paid sick leave or vacation for the 6-month fellowship and will have paid leave on all federal holidays that occur within the tenure at SGA.

Timeframe and Location:

This position is full-time, 40 hours a week. A commitment of six months is required.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Smart Growth America. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining interest in the position, a resume, a short formal writing sample that demonstrates research abilities, as well as a sample informal/blog-style writing sample to jobs [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org. Please include “Complete Streets Equity and Implementation Intern” in the email subject line.