EMBARQ IN­DIA IN­TERN­SHIP

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This in­tern­ship’s fo­cus is sus­tain­able trans­port and ur­ban de­vel­op­ment in In­dian cities. The in­tern will be handed one re­search or pro­ject as­sign­ment to be com­pleted at the end of the in­tern­ship which he/ she can choose to work on ei­ther in­de­pen­dently or with the EMBARQ team. A men­tor, from among the EMBARQ In­dia staff, will also be as­signed to each in­tern for su­per­vi­sion. At the end of the in­tern­ship, the in­tern will be re­quired to sub­mit an inclusive re­port and give a pre­sen­ta­tion de­tail­ing the work car­ried out dur­ing the in­tern­ship. The can­di­date will be pro­vided a monthly stipend for per­sonal and non- in­ci­den­tal work ex­penses.

EMBARQ is a not- for- profit or­gan­i­sa­tion ini­ti­ated by the World Re­sources In­sti­tute, an en­vi­ron­men­tal think tank based in Wash­ing­ton, D. C. Apart from In­dia, it has cen­tres in Mex­ico, Brazil, Turkey and the An­dean Re­gion. The or­gan­i­sa­tion is in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of sus­tain­able trans­port in ur­ban cities. EMBARQ works with lo­cal trans­port au­thor­i­ties in cities to ad­dress the var­i­ous prob­lems re­lated to ur­ban mo­bil­ity in­clud­ing the re­duc­tion of pol­lu­tion, im­prove­ment of pub­lic health as well as the cre­ation of safe and ac­ces­si­ble ur­ban pub­lic spa­ces.

An in­tern­ship with EMBARQ In­dia en­tails the study of prob­lems like the high rate of traf­fic fa­tal­i­ties, in­creas­ing air pol­lu­tion and con­ges­tion that ex­ist in the ur­ban trans­port in­fra­struc­ture in var­i­ous In­dian cities to­day.

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