Geotechnical Engineering Intern (Available June 2024)

ArupSan Francisco, CA
Paid Internship

3 months ago


Job Title

Geotechnical Engineering Internship

Job Location

United States (Flexible)

Job Overview

We are seeking current college students with a passion for geotechnical engineering to join our team as interns. As a Geotechnical Engineering Intern at Arup, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects and contribute to the design and construction of subsurface elements. You will work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment and be exposed to a variety of tasks, from conducting field investigations to assisting with foundation design.


  • San Francisco Hiring Range: $26.00 to $37.00 per hour
  • Oakland Hiring Range: $26.00 to $37.00 per hour

Flexible working options, including remote work, are available throughout the program.


As a Geotechnical Engineering Intern, your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing desk study reports on sites due for development
  • Using and managing subsurface information database systems
  • Observing construction site works and geotechnical investigations
  • Logging and describing properties of geological materials
  • Preparing laboratory test schedules
  • Interpreting subsurface conditions and their impact on design and construction
  • Conducting foundation design, slope stability calculations, and seismic assessments
  • Supporting the completion of temporary support-of-excavation designs
  • Collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to design subsurface elements
  • Observing the installation of subsurface elements during construction


To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering/Engineering Geology, or Civil Engineering with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for team-based working
  • Excellent planning and organization skills for a fast-paced environment
  • High motivation, proactiveness, and willingness to take on new challenges
  • Effective prioritization and exceptional organizational skills in a constantly evolving environment
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels
  • Proficiency in developing code or analysis tools (e.g. MatLab, Excel, MathCAD, etc.)

We're excited for you to apply!

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