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Arup Crowd Science Intern (Available June 2024) in New York, New York

Crowd Science Intern (Available June 2024)


Americas Region

NEW0001JSRequisition #

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

Arup’s Transportation, Logistics, and Urban Planning (TLUP) works with public and private sector clients who are eager to embrace innovation, sustainability, and social impact in planning. Our work includes network optimization to improve opportunity accessibility, traffic modeling and simulation to help engineersidentifyways to relieve congestion without costly new construction, and multi-modal planning for campuses that want to be meaningfully integrated with the surrounding neighborhood.

We know that all our work exists in a dynamic, often inequitable environment, in which data is imperfect or not completely transparent. So, while daily tasks vary across team members - whose focus orexpertisemay be in a technical skill, project management, industry, or other domain - we all share a deep appreciation for how to answer ambiguous, evolving questions that lead to decisions affecting real people. Acrossall ofTLUP, regardless of discipline or industry, we aim to harmonize qualitative and quantitative analysis, engage with stakeholders, and think creatively to deliver contextually responsive and useful solutions. We collaborate with our clients to create great urban places and achieve sustainable planning outcomes in ‘shaping a better world’.

We are looking for acandidateto join our multi-disciplinaryCrowd Scienceteamwhichconsists of Pedestrian Planners whosolve complex pedestrianflow basedquestions, typically usingagent basedsimulation tools.You will bring a human-centered perspective to supportoperational,planning and design teamsthat aredelivering large scale, complex, pedestrian specific projectsin order to provide an exemplary experience for the humans that use these places.You will have ahigh levelunderstanding of traditional planning processes and methodologiesbutmost importantlyhave core skills in all or either of machine learning, computervision, 3D visualization/gamedevelopmentor software development. You’llhave a creative approach to solving complex problems and be interested in new and innovative applications of your traditional skills.The role will entail completing a project that aligns with the core work done by ourCrowd Scienceteam to support their work in data collection, visualization and/or developing new software tools.Your contributions willlikely beutilizedacross Arup’s globalcommunity ofPedestrian planners.

This role will be available to candidates in New York, Boston, or Chicago offices.

AsaCrowd ScienceIntern at Arup, you will work as part of a creative team to perform analyses, build develop visuals, and contribute to a variety of transportation related projectsimpactingcutting edgeresearch projects, while collaborating with leading experts in the field, and gaining exposure to a variety of technologies and techniques.

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Development of newcode andautomationbuildingin ideally Python but alsoC++,SQLor Java.

  • Perform Arup internal user researchinterviews

  • Data collection and manipulation

  • Development of new software

  • Develop and improve agent-based simulation models of pedestrian flow

  • Conduct research on crowd behavior

  • Analyze data from pedestrian surveys and experiments

  • Collaborate with engineers and architects to design and implement crowd management solutions

  • Undertake a project set for you around your area of interest: machine learning, software development or visualization

Is this role right for you?

We’re looking for current students who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we’d like to hear from you.

*Qualifications  *


Candidate should have the qualifications below in one of the three namedstreams

  • Must be pursuing aBachelor’s or Master’sdegree 

  • Candidatemust be eligible to work inthe USwithout the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future.

  • Stream 1:Machine Learning

  • Computer vision background

  • Familiarity with processes for training computer vision models

  • Familiarity with OpenCV and TensorFlow

  • Stream 2: 3D Visualization

  • Familiarity with 3D modeling and/or animation including the use of Unreal Engine, Maya, 3DSMax, or SketchUpor another software platform.

  • Game developmentor software developmentbackground

  • Stream 3: Software developer

  • Demonstrated interest in software development 

  • Ability to develop small programs centered on data storage and management

  • Ability to develop basic graphical user interfaces (GUI)

  • Experience programming in Python, ideally developing 3D applications


  • Interest inagent basedAI, flocking, and emergentbehavior 

  • Interest incloud basedcomputing and web analytics 

  • Familiarity with Stereovision cameras and outputs from these

  • Demonstrated skills throughout studies that can be demonstratedtoArup

  • Ability to work independently and solve technical problems with little supervision. 

Our team’s notable projects

  • Lower Hudson Transit Link 

  • MBTA Bus Network Redesign 

  • Link21/Second Transbay Rail Crossing Planning and Engineering 

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.



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