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Arup, Urban Design Intern (Available June 2024) - Application via WayUp



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023
This role is with Arup. WayUp is partnering with Arup to hire top talent.

A Future with purpose

At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

We solve the world's most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible, with curiosity and creativity. We’re a thriving and growing organization which offers you many possibilities to shape a better world, and your future.

The Opportunity

  • Developing design thinking, spatial design, and concept development. Navigating design solutions that are aspirational, innovative, and technically feasible.
  • Presenting concepts, ideas, and technical material in analogue, digital, and innovative ways to influence a wide range of stakeholders including technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Conducting design research and background investigations that provide context to site locations and relevant urban strategies and policies.
  • Supporting the preparation of site plans, sections, elevations, and 3D models.
  • Supporting the preparation of project presentations, workshops, visual materials, and coordination and project management activities both within the team and other disciplines.
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and urban analysis.
  • Coordinating with multiple disciplines and working in conjunction with project managers, architects, planners, and engineers to help complete assigned tasks.
  • Is this role right for you?

Our team is looking for current students who are led by curiosity and are ready to expand their design-thinking to create sustainable, equitable, and meaningful urban environments. Our strength comes from how we celebrate diverse perspectives, share our technical knowledge, and connect our lived experiences in order to craft the public spaces that we live, play, and work in. At Arup, you will belong to an extraordinary collective - in which we encourage the development of your unique point-of-view to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving industry. If you have a desire to understand the complexities and navigate the technical intricacies of designing our city’s public realm - we’d like to hear from you.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in public realm design, the layers of the built environment, city development, and community development.
  • Strong interpersonal, empathy, and communication skills essential for multi-disciplinary team-based working.
  • Excellent level of graphic, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Premier and After Effects is a plus.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and a 3D Modelling Platform (e.g. Rhino, or Revit).
  • Other digital tools are a plus including ArcGIS, Grasshopper.
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the US without the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future to be considered for this role.

What we offer you

Each year, Arup seeks out students from around the world for our summer internship program. We look for diverse students with inquisitive minds and the desire to challenge themselves. Our interns learn quickly, are natural problem solvers and thrive on innovation. You will work alongside talented professionals and contribute to the success of real projects. In addition to on-the-job experience, we offer learning sessions with top leadership, site visits to local projects and social events.

  • New York City Hiring Range \- The good faith base salary hiring range for this job if performed in New York City, NY is $26.00 to $37.00 per hour. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of New York City, NY will differ.
  • Flexible Working \- We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for remote work are available throughout the program.

Next Steps

We will be reviewing our candidates for this position on a rolling basis. Once you have applied you will be evaluated and potentially moved on to the next round, at which point a member of the talent resourcing team will reach out to you directly to begin the interview process. For any status updates regarding your candidacy please be sure to check your candidate portal.

Different people, shared values

Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture - from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender, LGBTQ+ and disability - we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference - Discover more about life at Arup at

Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability.