Summer Internship – Climate And Sustainability Services

Type: Intern
Region: London

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.

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We solve the world’s most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible. We explore challenges with curiosity and creativity – using technology, imagination and rigour to deliver remarkable outcomes.

The Opportunity 

Right now, we’re looking for summer placements to join our team of bright professionals in our London Climate and Sustainability Services Portfolio.

As our consulting team offers a multidisciplinary service, we are looking for students with diverse skills and interests, with a passion to specialise in one of the following disciplines when you graduate: Sustainability, Climate, Ecology, Impact Assessments, Historic environment, Resources management and waste, Air quality, Land quality.

You will gain a thorough understanding and experience of the role of an environmental consultant on live projects, potentially of national significance or across a range of sectors.

On this 6-week Summer Internship you’ll work alongside skilled professionals and

from day one you will be working on real life meaningful projects

– adding add value to clients, while exploring challenges with curiosity and creativity.  


You’ll learn from others and begin creating your professional network ready for when you graduate. There are regular learning sessions with our leadership team, opportunities for site visits to local projects and all kinds of social events that will support your learning and development. 

Our aim is to welcome as many students back into our other programmes be that another internship or potential graduate position. This placement is the stepping-stone to your future. 

  • Data analysis of survey results, 
  • Conducting desk studies, including qualitative and quantitative risk assessments, 
  • Preparation of clear and concise reports, 
  • Assisting in the design and undertaking of surveys and site investigations, 
  • Planning your workload so that you can deliver on time or ahead of target, 
  • Contribute towards both statutory and non-statutory impact assessments, technical reports, environmental strategies, corporate reporting and help prepare documents for submission within the planning system. 

Is this role right for you? 

We’re looking for students to demonstrate drive and motivation, a thorough understanding of our sector, and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent technical service to our clients. With a busy, diverse team, we seek individuals who can work flexibly and respond to the needs of our clients.

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in including, but not limited to, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Contaminated Land, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Hydrogeology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Archaeology, Built Heritage, Cultural Heritage Management, Human Geography, Social Development, Human Rights and other international development-related subjects 
  • Enthusiasm for a career in environmental consulting, underpinned through a knowledge and deep interest in the built and natural environment  
  • Good planning and organisational skills  
  • Adaptability and versatility to work across and with many environmental, engineering and design disciplines  
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally  
  • Good reasoning and analytical skills  
  • Demonstrate initiative and a creative approach to problem solving  
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative  
  • Recognise the importance of client care and your role in contributing towards it  
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, with experience of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software also an advantage  
  • Workplace and/or experience volunteering in the UK or abroad is desirable  

We’re looking for people 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. 

What we offer you

At Arup, we care about each member’s success, so we can grow together. 

Guided by our values, we provide an attractive total reward package that recognises the contribution of each of our members to our shared success. As well as competitive, fair and equitable pay, we offer a career in which all of our members can belong, grow and thrive – through benefits that support health and wellbeing, a wide range of learning opportunities and many possibilities to have an impact through the work they do.  

We are owned in trust on behalf of our members, giving us the freedom, with personal responsibility, to set our own direction and choose work that aligns with our purpose and adds to Arup’s legacy. Our members collaborate on ambitious projects to deliver remarkable outcomes for our clients and communities. Profit Share is a key part of our reward, enabling permanent members to share in the results of our collective efforts. 

We also provide for our permanent members Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you’ll have access to flexible benefits?to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs. 

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