Sustainability Consulting Intern

  • Arup
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jan 04, 2019
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Start Here, Go Anywhere! Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a better world?

During your internship at Arup, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You’ll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment. 

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

  • Develop sustainability frameworks and design strategies for multiple scales of projects, while also completing environmental and social impact assessments
  • Advising clients on green building technology and ratings systems (LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, SITES)
  • Tracking rating system and building strategy processes, writing and editing reports, and presenting LEED or sustainability frameworks to clients, design teams, and contractor
  • Sketching and digital illustrations of building concepts will be expected in order to visualize design strategies for client presentations and other external needs
  • Analysis of building design strategies using 3D modeling and analysis software like Rhino, Grasshopper, and other plug-ins.
  • Demonstrate research experience, as this job will likely demand both directed and individual research into architectural materials and technology, building services systems, green building and urban policy, and social and human comfort issues



  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a built environment design or planning field - E.E. architectural or building engineering
  • Proficient in use of design software, such as Rhino, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Honeybee, DIVA, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Knowledge of LEED and other rating systems


  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Previous professional or academic research experience
  • Master’s degree or higher in Mechanical, Architectural, Electrical, Building Science, Policy or other field in the built environment
  • Proficient in use of software like Excel, Publisher or other desktop publishing platform, interactive Adobe PDFs
  • Foreign language skills, especially Spanish, Chinese, Arabic or Portuguese

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a broad range of professional services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. 

Notable Projects

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters
  • Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse
  • Salesforce Transit Center
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
  • San Francisco General Hospital 
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • High Roller Observation Wheel 

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form