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Arup Water Engineering Intern (Available June 2024) in New York, New York

Water Engineering Intern (Available June 2024)


Americas Region

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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

  • Develop sustainable water engineering solutions, including green infrastructure, flood risk and mitigation, water treatment, water reuse, master planning, utility impacts, resilience planning, and sustainability assessments on a variety of site development and civil infrastructure projects.   

  • Conduct data collections and field investigations  

  • Use CAD (Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/Inroads) software to design drainage and utility systems and site grading  

  • Use ArcGIS or other georeferenced mapping platforms to prepare utility plans or hydrology/hydraulic maps  

  • Prepare 1-D and 2-D hydrologic and hydraulic models for flood risk assessments, stormwater management, and sanitary and potable water systems. Software may include programs such as InfoWorks ICM, PCSWMM, XPSWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Storm and Sanitary Analysis, EPANET, InfoWater, and others  

  • Review and apply applicable codes, specifications and standards for the design and implementation of the above elements   

  • Develop awareness of interdependence among disciplines in delivering sustainable and resilient outcomes   

  • Provide work products for projects at various phases of planning, design and construction   

  • Successfully navigate the regulatory environment to gain approvals at various stages of project delivery   

  • Proactively interact with our clients to effectively address their needs and concerns   

  • Develop a big-picture awareness that permeates various skill areas in Arup   

  • Prepare reports, calculations, plans, exhibits and specifications   

  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations to technical and non-technical audiences  

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:  *

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering   

  • Competence with engineering software and technical writing   

  • Core understanding of water resources engineering and civil engineering fundamentals   

  • Evidence of past engineering internship or extracurricular activity in the field    

  • The ability to prioritize and effectively lead assigned work tasks, and maintain exceptional organizational skills under dynamic working conditions  

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential to team-based working   

  • Public speaking and presentation skills appropriate for presentations to colleagues and clients of varying levels of technical knowledge   

  • 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       

*Preferred:   *

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher  

  • Pursuing Master’s Degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering   

  • Proficiency in civil/water engineering, design and analysis   

  • Proficiency in 3D CAD (Civil 3D, OpenRoads, etc.), GIS, BIM and/or other industry-relevant software   

  • Proficiency with hydraulic & hydrologic analysis tools   

  • Coursework or familiarity with sustainable design principals, and/or resilient design   

Our team’s notable projects

  • Kensico Eastview Connection Tunnel   

  • Santa Clara Valley Water Raw Water System Master Plan   

  • Lower Alemany Storm Water Improvement Project  

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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