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The ICCT is an award-winning, independent, global, non-profit research organization that supports the effective design and implementation of policies to address the impacts of the global transportation sector on climate change and public health. Our organization achieves this by providing high quality and timely data-driven research to public officials at all levels of government - city, state, national, regional and international - as well as to civil society and the media. The ICCT offers a mission-driven and culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. Join our growing team of talented researchers with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, CA, Berlin, Germany, Beijing, China, New Delhi, India, and São Paulo, Brazil.

If you’d like to use your analytical skills to help address two of the world’s most pressing environmental problems––air pollution and climate change––then this is a position you should consider. This internship provides undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and graduate students with the opportunity to enhance their current skills and to support their academic curriculum for careers in environmental and energy policy. Multiple internship positions are available. Depending on your interests and assigned projects, you will report to a Researcher or Model Developer in ICCT's Modeling Center.

You Will:

  • Develop code, conduct testing, and enhance documentation for Python-based models.
  • Contribute to research projects that quantify the potential impacts of transportation policies on pollutant emissions, energy consumption, air quality, health, or societal costs.
  • Collect and analyze datasets related to transportation and vehicle characteristics, and improve model inputs for emissions inventory, total cost of ownership, and/or electric vehicle charging needs models.
  • Track and compare environmental transportation policies adopted or proposed by national governments, states, and cities.

You Have:

  • A strong academic record in engineering, data science, economics, policy, transportation, or a related field in your current undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Interest in vehicle technology, climate change, air quality, energy, environment, public health, or related topics; familiarity with environmental and energy challenges in the transportation sector is preferred.
  • Proficiency in a programming language and data analysis, modeling, or data visualization tools (e.g., Python, R, SQL, GIS, Tableau); familiarity with Python is required.
  • Interpersonal and English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and engage effectively with team members.

Our Benefits

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position with a duration of 10 to 12 weeks. The position will be based in either our Washington D.C. or San Francisco, CA office. This internship offers an hourly rate starting at $20.66 (DC) or $22.73 (SF), based on education and experience.


To apply, please send (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and earliest available start date, and (3) one code sample that highlights your research or data analysis skills. You may also provide links to your code sample. Incomplete applications will be given less priority.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace.