We are actively transforming cities in Africa! We work collaboratively across both borders and expertise to make real change happen on the streets. If you have passion for transport and want to help break through our car-dominant culture to bring our streets back to the people, join us!. We have offices in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Egypt.

Open Positions

Transport Planning Intern

Intern Nairobi, Kenya

About the position

The Transport Planning Intern will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will play a key role in supporting the planning, design, implementation of public transport systems and implementation of facilities for walking and cycling in African cities over a three- to six-months period beginning in October 2023. Potential project areas will include sustainable urban mobility plans and guidelines, street design guidelines, BRT design review, bikeshare studies, urban cycle network planning, parking management strategies, and transit-oriented development projects.

The Transport Planning intern, will report to the Transport Systems Manager, working closely with ITDP staff and international experts.


  • Design and carry out transport surveys.
  • Conceptualise, draft technical documents, including feasibility studies, concept notes, street design plans, bikeshare feasibility studies, non-motorised transport network plans, and terms of reference.
  • Prepare street design drawings and renderings.
  • Analyse primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs.
  • Gather information on international best practices and apply lessons learned locally.
  • Facilitate training for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare progress reports, communications materials, and other ad hoc reporting.
  • Perform any other task assigned.


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, transport engineering, urban design, urban planning or other relevant field.
  • Familiarity with transport modelling, street design, bicycle network planning, bikeshare planning, survey design, data collection, and data processing.
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations. Ability to communicate complex transport issues through concise, compelling messages, verbally and in writing.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills. You should enjoy working with numbers!
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with flexibility, work well under pressure, and keep to deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.

How to apply

Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africajobs@itdp.org with “Transport Planning intern, Nairobi” in the subject line:

  • Resume and cover letter.
  • Samples of written work: thesis, technical reports, etc.
  • Samples of visual representations such as GIS maps or infographics.
  • Write up of improving the current transport system in Nairobi.

The position will remain open until filled.



The Transport Planning Intern will receive a monthly stipend of US$200

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law


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