Go Boston 2030 Outreach and Analysis Intern

SUMMARY

LivableStreets Alliance envisions a world where streets are safe, vibrant public spaces that connect people to the places where they live, work and play. For more than a decade we have advocated for innovative and equitable transportation solutions that create safe, affordable and convenient options for everyone in Metro Boston.

One of the ways we are doing this is by holding the City of Boston accountable for the goals and projects laid out in their Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan. We will be building an accountability framework in order to evaluate the City's progress on implementation of the plan. Through this process, we will solicit input from community members and stakeholders, produce a public report, and host two public events in order to share our findings. Throughout 2019, we will be asking for feedback from LivableStreets members and other stakeholders on the accountability framework and progress report. A final version of the report will be released to the public in the spring of 2020.

LivableStreets will be committed to reviewing the City's performance every two years to ensure public accountability in reaching its Go Boston 2030 goals. The biannual report is intended to provide the public with a barometer with which to measure and understand the City's progress. The reports will also help the City recognize any gaps and improve their results.

DESCRIPTION: This internship is an opportunity for a student to build expertise doing outreach to city and agency partners and measuring progress as a third party in order to hold the City of Boston’s Transportation Department and Administration accountable.

Specifically, under direct supervision by the Public Policy and Operations Manager, the intern will determine the status of the fifty-eight Go Boston 2030 projects, update progress and research parameters for at least eight aspirational targets, and analyze and assess the City’s progress against the plan goals.

To advance this project, the Intern will:

  • Attend community events; meet with community groups in every neighborhood in Boston to get input on Go Boston 2030 projects planned, underway, and completed
  • Meet with City of Boston staff to understand progress made
  • Meet with agency staff at MassDOT/ the MBTA to determine how projects they’re implicated in are integrated into plans
  • Contribute to an evaluation framework
  • Analyze project status and quality in relation to high-level goals; outline recommendations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Urban Planning, or related field
  • An ongoing graduate degree in one of the fields mentioned above is preferred.
  • Demonstrable prior experience working with research and evaluation projects

COMMITMENT AND COMMUNICATION:

  • Candidate should be able to make a 15-20 hour per week commitment between June and August 2019.
  • Intern is eligible for a stipend and travel reimbursement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Louisa Gag, Public Policy & Operations Manager, LivableStreets Alliance at louisa@livablestreets.info

LOCATION OF INTERNSHIP: LivableStreets Alliance Office, 100 Sidney Streets, Cambridge MA, 02130