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Cities Intern in York

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Cities Intern, New York - Summer 2021

From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. With a world class reputation, our creativity and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike. If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance.

Pioneer / Establish Innovative Solutions

Buro Happold Cities brings together the expertise of world class planners, engineers, architects, and economists to examine the built environment from a variety of angles. Our multidisciplinary consulting team is able to address urban issues from a unique perspective, which enables us to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions to capitalize on opportunities and tackle the complex challenges facing cities and communities today. In working with our public and private sector clients, it is essential that proposals and recommendations be framed in a visually compelling way that is accessible and succinct.

The Cities team is at the forefront of urban innovation, offering strategic consulting, master planning, project management, and analytical services to city governments, non-profit organizations, private developers, colleges and universities, and more. Our most recent projects include helping New York State reimagine the future of its canal network, supporting the Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office in the creation of a comprehensive regional sustainability plan, working with the Richmond Bridge Park Foundation to make the economic case for a transformative linear park across the James River, and, most recently, working with the non-profit HEET to assess the feasibility of replacing natural gas infrastructure in the Greater Boston area with district-scale renewable heating systems.

The Cities team sits within Buro Happold, an international engineering and consulting firm with 35 years of specialist expertise. Buro Happold’s 1,700 employees are problem-solvers working in the built and natural environment, tackling the issues that are most relevant to cities. With offices located around the world, Buro Happold is able to combine strong local integration and knowledge with international best practices. We assemble and lead custom-designed project teams, bringing together the best skills and talent from inside our company, and with trusted partners to deliver integrated solutions. More information is available at www.burohappold.com/what-we-do/sectors/urban-development.

The Buro Happold Cities team in New York City is seeking a graduate-level, full-time intern to work with us this summer. Our interns are exposed to a wide range of exciting, precedent-making projects involving urban planning and policy, climate adaptation and mitigation, sustainability, and economic development This specific opportunity is for a consulting role supporting climate action, urban planning, and economic development projects.

Be Challenged

With us, your preconceptions will be tested, your resilience built, and your career enriched. This role offers you the opportunity to:

  • Perform research and organize results in a clear and coherent manner
  • Compile, organize, and analyze data from a variety of sources
  • Perform geospatial analysis and visualization for a range of geographies
  • Generate initial findings and recommendations for strategy development
  • Provide visual and written support for client meetings and presentations
  • Provide graphic design and editing for reports, memos, and presentations
  • Assist with business development functions
  • Participate in workshop sessions and project management meetings with internal team and subconsultants
  • Be Respected

    We’ll help you meet your goals, respecting your ideas and fostering your creativity, collaboration and innovation. In return we ask you to bring the following:  

  • Enrolled in a Master’s degree or equivalent in urban planning, urban policy, engineering, real estate development or similar preferred
  • Self-starter with a curious mind, professional demeanor, and a good sense of humor
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in climate change, sustainability, urban planning, and land use policy
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team to execute project deliverables within a given timeframe
  • Ability to research and synthesize information on a range of topics for multiple audience types
  • Ability to perform quantitative analysis using tabular and structured data (Microsoft Excel, Python, SQL)
  • Experience with PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Cloud products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze and visualize geospatial data (ArcGIS, QGIS)
  •   Be Proud  

  • At Buro Happold, you’ll work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, contributing to unique and innovative projects that inspire awe, transform communities and help to combat climate change
  • Our strength is in our diversity, and you’ll join a team that thrives on openness, respect and collaboration. Your expertise will be recognized, your opinion valued, and your passions supported. You will be challenged, and you’ll also be enabled to deliver your best, boldest and most creative work
  • From providing solutions to local infrastructure and utility needs, through to planning entire cities across the globe, be inspired when developing sustainable solutions to support growing populations with our Cities team.
  • About our New York Office

    Established in 1998 as the first US office, Buro Happold New York City is the largest office in the country with nearly 200 staff members that deliver some of the most iconic and high performance projects across the region and internationally. 

    Working with some of the most renowned architects, Buro Happold has engineered a number of precedent-setting projects including the world’s tallest and largest Passive House certified residential building at Cornell Tech, and The High Line in New York City; Battersea Arts Centre and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Cultural Quarter in the UK; and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA which includes the world’s first 360 degree halo scoreboard and oval retractable roof and is the first professional sports venue in the US to achieve LEED Platinum certification. 

    The New York office offers a wide array of services covering projects from building scale through site infrastructure and city planning including structural engineering, MEP engineering, façade engineering, lighting design, sustainability and analytics and ICT engineering. Buro Happold also offers strategic planning, project management and analytical services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients worldwide. 

    The team contributed to 1.5 degree Celsius: Aligning NYC with the Paris Climate Agreement as policy and technical consultant, making NYC the first city in the world to release an action plan in line with the principles of the Paris Agreement. Additionally, Buro Happold is the lead consultant on the Reimagining the Canals initiative, which includes plans to reimagine the iconic Erie Canal with future-oriented uses and development, an initiative that has been backed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

      Interested? Intrigued? Inspired?

    Please apply online to be considered for this role. We are looking forward to your application!

    Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate. In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. Buro Happold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

    Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

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