Transit-Oriented Development Fellow

MassINC is excited to add a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Fellow to our team. We are looking to fill this three-year, grant-funded position with an accomplished mid-career professional. The TOD Fellow will lead MassINC’s effort to advance TOD as a transformative Gateway City economic development strategy through 2021. 

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial leader with a passion for bold ideas, rigorous analysis, and policy development and advocacy. You will play an integral role writing and presenting on topics related to transit and transit-oriented development. You will lead MassINC’s effort to advance TOD policies at the state level by building and sustaining collaborative relationships with external partners in government and community organizations. You will also support projects to develop and execute local TOD plans in several Gateway Cities.


5­-7 years of professional experience in urban planning, transit, real estate, economic development, community organizing, communications, and/or journalism, preferably in roles that involved:

  • Communicating persuasively in verbal and written formats
  • Managing complex projects, especially in real estate development or transportation
  • Working with municipal officials in Gateway Cities (or Gateway City-like settings)
  • Working with state agencies
  • Engaging collaboratively in legislative advocacy

Hiring Process

Our goal is to fill this position on or around November 1. The hiring process will include several steps:

  1. A resume and cover letter for initial screening.
  2. A short 25-minute phone interview to assess interest and match.
  3. In-person interviews with several members of the MassINC team that will include performance tasks to assess both writing and presentation skills.
  4. Reference request.
  5. Offer issued.

To begin the process, applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to

About MassINC

The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, founded in 1996. Our mission is to identify and promote public policies that create pathways to opportunity for Massachusetts residents. We achieve impact through nonpartisan research from our Policy Center and Polling Group, independent reporting of politics, ideas, and civic life from CommonWealth magazine, and inclusive civic engagement.

MassINC is distinguished by its rigorous research and journalism, extensive statewide network, expertise in how state and local government work, and thoroughly collaborative approach. We have a record of achievement in criminal justice, economic development, education, housing, and transportation.

CommonWealth reporter

Position Description

CommonWealth is seeking applicants for a reporting job to start later this year. The ideal candidate should have writing experience, knowledge of the political and policy climate in Massachusetts, and an ability to compose news stories and long-form journalism on deadline. CommonWealth is a nonprofit news site that is part of MassINC, a nonpartisan think tank. To apply for this reporting job, email your resume and cover letter to

Research Intern - Fall 2018

Position Description

MassINC’s research program seeks interns to assist with a variety of projects. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates may apply. Applications from students working on theses or policy exercises related to MassINC’s current research are especially encouraged. The internship is unpaid. Candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in public policy and some familiarity with MassINC’s core issues. Excellent writing skills are a must, as well as solid research skills, and a strong desire to learn.


Strong interest in public policy and politics is required. Must be able to work independently. This is a part-time internship – we ask for a commitment of 12-20 hours per week.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter and your resume to


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