Crowd Science Intern (Available June 2024)

ArupNew York, NY
Paid Internship

3 months ago


Job Title

A Future with purpose

Job Location

This role will be available to candidates in New York, Boston, or Chicago offices.

Job Overview

At Arup, we solve the world's most complex problems with curiosity and creativity. We are dedicated to sustainable development and socially useful work. As part of the Transportation, Logistics, and Urban Planning (TLUP) team, you will work on projects that embrace innovation, sustainability, and social impact. Your role will involve network optimization, traffic modeling, and multi-modal planning. Join us in shaping a better world!


New York City Hiring Range: $26.00 to $37.00 per hour


  • Development of new code and automation building in ideally Python but also C++, SQL or Java.
  • Perform Arup internal user research interviews
  • Data collection and manipulation
  • Development of new software
  • Develop and improve agent-based simulation models of pedestrian flow
  • Conduct research on crowd behavior
  • Analyze data from pedestrian surveys and experiments
  • Collaborate with engineers and architects to design and implement crowd management solutions
  • Undertake a project set for you around your area of interest: machine learning, software development or visualization


Required: Candidate should have the qualifications below in one of the three named streams

Stream 1: Machine Learning

  • Computer vision background
  • Familiarity with processes for training computer vision models
  • Familiarity with OpenCV and TensorFlow

Stream 2: 3D Visualization

  • Familiarity with 3D modeling and/or animation including the use of Unreal Engine, Maya, 3DSMax, or SketchUp or another software platform.
  • Game development or software development background

Stream 3: Software developer

  • Demonstrated interest in software development
  • Ability to develop small programs centered on data storage and management
  • Ability to develop basic graphical user interfaces (GUI)
  • Experience programming in Python, ideally developing 3D applications


  • Interest in agent-based AI, flocking, and emergent behavior
  • Interest in cloud-based computing and web analytics
  • Familiarity with Stereovision cameras and outputs from these
  • Demonstrated skills throughout studies that can be demonstrated to Arup
  • Ability to work independently and solve technical problems with little supervision.

We're excited for you to apply!

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Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Computer Science24%

  • Electrical And Electronics Engineering8%

  • Computer Engineering7%

  • Engineering4%

  • Biology3%

  • 230 other majors51%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Intel Corporation
  • Google
  • IBM
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Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For Mideast region

Consumer Services

Typical pay range:

$18.63 - $23.95

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For New York, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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