Case Study Transit Fellow Opportunity

with the Transportation and Land-Use Program


The Transportation and Land-Use program is looking for a Turkish speaking Transit Fellow to help with the Transit Costs project at the Marron Institute. The team is conducting a case study exploring the rapid rail construction processes and costs in the city of Istanbul and seeks assistance with fact checking and finding evidence to support the interviewee statements. 

The graduate student is expected to:

  • Be fluent in Turkish and English.
  • Have an interest in learning about transit construction processes and costs.
  • Have journalistic curiosity and an aptitude for precision.
  • Have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs and Sheets.
  • Quickly develop a grasp of the basics of rapid rail construction processes and related terminology in Turkish and English.

An interest in urban policy, transit planning or infrastructure construction will be a plus.

The work entails:

  • Checking facts and finding evidence regarding specific statements through documents and/or sources including but not limited to government websites, media, legislation and academic publications.
  • Examining existing sources and where necessary, identifying additional documents/sources to support the case. 

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) summarizing your experience and training related to the above requirements, together with a statement of how this position would further your career goals and aspirations. This position will run through the end of April and will require roughly 12 hours per week. Application materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Elif Ensari ( and Eric Goldwyn ( no later than March 31.

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