Start here, go anywhere

Each year, Arup seeks out students from around the world for our acclaimed summer internship program. We are interested in students from rigorous academic programs who are ready to jump into the professional world and directly impact Arup’s work.

We look for diverse students with inquisitive minds and the desire to challenge themselves and the status quo. Our interns learn quickly, are natural problem solvers and thrive on innovation.

Program details

Arup offers paid summer internships across our 14 offices in the Americas. 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.

1 Sept Internship applications open

31 Mar Internship applications close

Taking your career forward with Arup

Our aim to provide fulfilling and rewarding careers demonstrates our commitment to our people. From your first day, you’ll join an unrivaled community of experts in a supportive culture where everyone’s happy to help and genuinely wants to see you succeed. It is through the quality of the relationships that you create and the coaching and mentoring that you receive along your journey that you will find unlimited opportunity.


Job responsibilities

During your time at Arup, you will collaborate with our staff on important projects. Responsibilities vary depending on position but generally include:

  • Working closely with senior engineers on multiple projects Assisting in design and analysis

  • Preparing and reviewing drawings

  • Participating in interdisciplinary meetings

Our ideal candidate

We only hire the best. A few characteristics we look for include:

  • Enrollment as a fulltime undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited degree program related to the internship

  • Minimum of two completed upper division courses within related discipline

  • Excellent academic standing with high GPA

  • Prior project and/or internship experience

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team

  • Self-motivated, innovative thinker and willing to take on new challenges

  • Our interns often join Arup fulltime upon graduation to begin long-lasting, fulfilling careers

Meet our people

Ashley Hastings

What I think is amazing is how connected everything is – each person’s work affects another. Here at Arup, we have a philosophy of Total Design, where all disciplines collaborate to deliver the best quality work.

Matthew Boutte

I think I chose Arup because of those great experiences I mentioned, as well as the people I worked with in the office! I love the fact that even though I'm in Acoustics, I'm often interacting with people in different disciplines across projects.

Patty Midy

Several of my values overlap with Arup’s, and that is a big reason why I joined the firm. It’s important for me to leave a positive impact in my work and at Arup we are constantly considering how we can improve ourselves, our work and its impact

Starting your application

In the Americas, we begin accepting Intern applications as early as September 1 and close all positions by March 31. As a best practice we encourage students to apply as early in the recruitment cycle as possible to provide them with the best opportunity to be considered.

All candidates interested in being considered for opportunities will be provided with a fair and equitable opportunity to be considered without bias or discrimination.

Americas site visit
Internship application process

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the application process, please browse the FAQ below. If you have any further questions about internship recruitment at Arup in the US, Canada or Colombia, please email [email protected].

What vacancies can I apply for with my degree?

Arup takes on Interns from a broad range of degree subjects. The main thing we look for is relevant course content and practical experience, leadership, and an interest in the business area. All roles are listed on our website with required criteria for the specific position.

How do I submit my online application form?

Visit our website and select the relevant degree discipline. This will bring up all relevant vacancies, where you can read our job descriptions and select the vacancy that you are most interested in. At the bottom of the job description page you will find a link to apply to the job.

When is your timeline for Intern recruitment?

Recruiting typically begins in the fall for and extends into spring for Interns. As we are recruiting for individual roles, the deadline will depend on the specific role that you are interested in. If a specific deadline applies, it will be noted on the job description, however, we encourage you to get your application in early during the recruiting season as we receive multiple applications for each position! For most of our roles we do not operate on an application deadline, but we do process applications as we receive them. Therefore, we strongly advise candidates to apply as soon as possible to ensure their application is considered.

What kind of people are you looking for?

There is no simple answer to this question. Arup employees a range of Interns from all different degrees and backgrounds. If you think you fit in with the culture of the firm and are passionate about making a difference, then there may be a role for you!

Can I submit more than one application?

Candidates can complete more than one application form per recruitment cycle. However, please only apply for locations and roles that are suited to your studies and career goals.

What should I do if I have not heard back on my application?

If you have not heard back on your application, this may mean you are still under consideration for that position. You can log into your candidate profile to see the most up to date status regarding your application.

What vacancies are available at which location?

Our vacancies are determined by business need at our 14 different offices in the Americas region. Learn more about our offices:

Which roles can I apply for?

We have a wide range of opportunities across the Americas in many of our business areas. View our opportunities pages to see which business areas you can apply for based on your degree subject. We regularly opportunities across all of our areas of expertise.

When will I be expected to start work?

Most of our Interns start work in the spring or summer, after the year following recruitment.

What are your entry requirements?

We generally ask for a sound technical background in a relevant degree. Requirements may vary slightly from job to job, so refer to the job description for the role you are interested in to see if you meet the requirements. However here are some basic criteria that all candidates must meet:

  • You should already have, or are about to Graduate in, a relevant degree
  • You should have obtained, or are predicted to obtain, a 3.0 or above in a relevant degree.

Do you accept applications from Graduates requiring a Certificate of Sponsorship?

Yes, Arup accepts applications from candidates who require Employment Sponsorship and will work with our Immigration attorneys, if appropriate, to determine eligibility. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the country of application.

Do you offer reimbursement for any professional licenses or Certifications for interns?

Unfortunately, Arup does not provide financial reimbursement for interns who peruse any professional license or certification before or during their internship with Arup.

What training and development will I receive?

Training and professional development of our Interns is very important to us at Arup. There is a comprehensive portfolio of training available to enhance the knowledge, skills and outlook of all staff members. However, most of your learning will be done through on-the-job learning and exposure to real clients from the day you join.

What do I do if I have a disability or learning difference which may affect the interview process?

Candidates have the opportunity to disclose any disability or learning difference they may have on their application form. We will then make any appropriate arrangements for you should you reach a further stage in our recruitment process. The information gathered during the recruitment process is only used to allow for adjustments to be made for the interview, and is not considered in any other context of your application.