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Position Opening:

1.  Recruit for GIS Project Intern

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists urban planning/design and TOD/pedestrian/biking pilot projects in a number of Chinese cities;
  • Works with transport planners to integrate transportation system and land use;
  • Works with local design institutes, local transportation institutes, governmental functional departments, such as Planning, Transportation departments to facilitate high-quality implementation; 
  • Assists in map producing and GIS database management;
  • Assists web-GIS platform development and graphical user interface design;
  • Assists GIS based research such as urban form and transportation studies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Educational background with Bachelor or Master’s degree;
  • ArcGIS required, web mapping and data visualizing skills preferred, webpage design and web scraping experience are a plus;
  • Basic knowledge in statistics required, proficiency in one data analysis software, such as R, STATA and SPSS etc.
  • Strong capability and willingness to learn, be creative and open-minded;
  • Strong writing ability in both English and Chinese preferred;

Position open until filled, minimum term: 8 weeks

Please send cover letter, resume, and self-written English writing sample immediately to hr@chinastc.org.

 

 

2.  Recruit for Planning/Design Intern

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists urban planning/design and TOD/pedestrian/biking pilot projects in a number of Chinese cities;
  • Works with transport planners to integrate transportation system and land use;
  • Works with local design institutes, local transportation institutes, governmental functional departments, such as Planning, Transportation departments to facilitate high-quality implementation; 
  • Assists coordination of local workshops, meetings and site visits for international experts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Educational background with Bachelor or Master’s degree;
  • AutoCAD required, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator preferred;
  • Strong capability and willingness to learn, be creative and open-minded;
  • Strong writing ability in both English and Chinese preferred.

Minimum term 4 weeks

Please send cover letter, resume, and self-written English writing sample immediately to hr@chinastc.org.

 

 

3.  Recruit for Transport Intern

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • works with transport planners to conduct transportation planning, analysis, and modeling;conduct research and draft papers;
  • works withlocal design institutes,local transportation institutes, governmental functional departments, such as Planning, Transportation departments to facilitatehigh-quality implementation; 
  • assists coordination of local workshops, meetings and site visits for international experts;
  • writes memos and assist preparation of presentation materials for trip missions;
  • assistsin-house research, such as literature review, data analysis and paper writing.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be currently enrolled and pursuing a Bachelor or Master’s degree program.   
  • Familiar with the fundamentals of transportation planning and demand modeling; knowledge about bus transit planning and operations are a plus.
  • Good command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD.  
  • Good at one or more transport software, such as TransCAD, VISSIM, Cube, and/or EMME.
  • Capable ofanalyzing data, drafting memos and reports, and preparing presentations.
  • Strong capability and willingness to learn, creative and open-minded;
  • Goodwriting ability in both English and Chinese.

Minimum term 4 weeks.

Please send cover letter, resume, and self-written English writing sample immediately to hr@chinastc.org.

 

 

4.  Student Intern- Summer 2016

Description

Since September 2015, the MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (MIT-DUSP, https://dusp.mit.edu/) and the China Sustainable Transportation Center (CSTC, http://www.chinastc.org/) have been conducting a joint research project entitled “Implementing TOD in China: A Supply Side Investigation”. This two-year project aims to answer this question: how might public transportation investments be leveraged to create more sustainable urban development patterns in China? With a supply side perspective, this study will analyze theoretically, physically, institutionally and financially how Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) might be expanded across the Chinese urban landscape.

 

We are seeking an intern for the summer 2016 to contribute to two tasks of the project:

  • The first involves the creation of macroscopic and microscopic inventories of TOD. The macroscopic inventory will be a high-level look at the transit infrastructure, operational information, and system coverage in Chinese cities, and it will be transcribed to a GIS platform, as well as a profile sheet for each city. The microscopic inventory will be an in-depth look at several cities identified in the macroscopic inventory. It will examine the urban and built environment characteristics of the TOD sites within the selected cities, and this information will also be transcribed to a GIS platform.
  • The second involves an analysis of barriers to TOD implementation in China. In particular, this task will necessitate a thorough examination of planning codes and regulations, as well as interviews of professionals in the field.

 

Intern Responsibilities

- Assist in conducting and transcribing interviews

- Assist in GIS data processing and analysis

- Contribute to the collection of regulation documents

- Assist in presentation preparation of ongoing progress for MIT-CSTC video conferences

 

Requirements:

-Graduate student majoring in urban planning, transportation, policy, and/or governance.

-Some previous knowledge of planning code or regulation analysis.

-Available for travel within China during the summer vacation.

-Strong communication skills in Chinese and English.

-Basic knowledge of GIS software.

 

Internship Period: June-August 2016, at least 8 weeks at 40 hours per week within this period.

Compensation: This position is a paid internship.

Location: CSTC office-- Room1903, CITIC Building, No.19 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio to hr@chinastc.org.

The deadline for full application submission is April 24, 2016.

 

5.  Transport Program Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage, supervise and conduct urban transport planning/design, and pedestrian/biking pilot projects and integrated land use and transportation coordination projects (such as TOD planning) and execute technical missions through-out the project duration for both Energy Foundation projects and CSTC consulting projects;
  • Work with worldwide famous thinkers and scholars (e.g. Peter Calthorpe, Jan Gehl, Harvard/MIT professors, etc) and localize global best practice in China; 
  • Work with local design institutes, local transportation institutes, governmental functional departments, such as Planning, Transportation departments to facilitate high-quality project implementation; this will include coordinating local workshops, meetings and site visits with international experts;  
  • Project pursuit: project marketing and bidding; 
  • Conduct in-house research, such as literature review, data analysis and paper writing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform the job successfully, an individual will demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Require minimum master’s degree in transport planning/design;
  • 5 yrs plus work experience in the field of transport planning in China, familiar with project operations and the role of government;
  • Technical skills include travel demand model application, traffic design, transit planning and bicycle and pedestrian design;
  • Must be articulate, self-motivated and strong in leadership;
  • Fluent in English and Putonghua;
  • Strong capability and willingness to learn, and be creative and open-minded;
  • Strong research capacity and paper writing ability in Chinese/English;
  • Willing to travel to project cities;
  • Educational background from abroad (especially Europe) is a big plus;
  • Knowledge of urban planning or economy, environmental planning is a plus;
  • Strong social responsibility and environmental consciousness.

We provide competitive compensation package, and excellent benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume immediately to  hr@chinastc.org.

 

6.  Assistant Urban Planner

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in urban planning, urban renewal and street design;
  • Assist the project manager in the production of relevant technical drawings, analysis plans and research reports;
  • Assist urban planning/design and TOD/pedestrian/biking pilot projects in a number of Chinese cities;
  • Work with transport planners to integrate transportation system and land use;
  • Work with local design institutes, local transportation institutes, and government departments, through-out the project duration for both Energy Foundation projects and CSTC consulting projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Educational background with Bachelor or Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, landscape;
  • Familiar with CAD、Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,Sketchup software;
  • Strong capability and willingness to learn, be creative and open-minded;
  • Strong social responsibility and environmental consciousness;
  • Strong writing ability in both English and Chinese preferred.

We provide competitive compensation package, and excellent benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume immediately to  hr@chinastc.org.