EMBARQ INDIA INTERNSHIP
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.