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Job Description

Excellent opportunity for an Intern to join our Los Angeles Cities team in 2020!

About BuroHappold Cities

BuroHappold 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.

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 supporting the Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office in the creation of a comprehensive regional sustainability plan, helping New York State reimagine the future of its canal network, working with the Richmond BridgePark Foundation to make the economic case for a transformative linear park across the James River, and 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 BuroHappold, an international engineering firm with 35 years of specialist expertise. BuroHappold’s 1,400 employees are problem-solvers working in the built and natural environment, tackling the issues that are most relevant to buildings and cities. With offices located around the world, BuroHappold 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

2020 Consulting Internship Opportunity

The BuroHappold Cities team in Los Angeles is seeking a graduate-level, full time intern to work with us the summer of 2020. 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 urban planning, climate adaptation and mitigation, and sustainability projects.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performing research and organizing results in a clear and coherent manner

Compiling, organizing, and analyzing data from a variety of sources

Performing geospatial analysis and visualization for a range of geographies

Providing visual and written support for client meetings and presentations

Providing graphic design and editing for reports, memos, and presentations

Assisting with business development functions

Experience and Skills

Enrolled in a Master’s degree or equivalent in urban planning, urban policy, engineering, real estate development or similar preferred

Ability to work with 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

Knowledge of and/or interest in climate change, sustainability, urban planning, and land use policy

Proven ability to perform quantitative analysis using tabular and structured data using Microsoft Excel (Python, SQL a plus)

Experience with PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Cloud products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Experience using GIS software to analyze and visualize geospatial data (ArcGIS, QGIS)

Tell me more about the Los Angeles office

As our anchor office on the West Coast, BuroHappold Los Angeles offers innovative integrated engineering services to the city’s world renowned design community. Since opening in 2006, the Los Angeles team has worked on a number of award winning projects around the world. Our significant local portfolio includes the city’s most iconic projects such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Building for the Permanent Collection and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, currently under construction. Other work includes the 1st LEED Platinum transit center in the U.S., Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, and more than twenty projects on University of California campuses. BuroHappold Los Angeles is a LEED Platinum certified workplace that offers an exceptional environment for its employees. We are ‘Just’ certified and WELL GoldTM certified.

BuroHappold 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. BuroHappold 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.

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