Urban Analytics Intern (Available June 2024)

ArupChicago, IL
Paid Internship

3 months ago


Job Title

Urban Analytics Intern

Job Location

New York, Boston, or Chicago

Job Overview

Arup’s Transportation, Logistics, and Urban Planning (TLUP) team is seeking a hardworking and motivated Urban Analytics Intern. In this role, you will work as part of a creative team to perform analyses, build visuals, and contribute to transportation-related projects focusing on equity, resilience, and innovation. The internship offers an opportunity to work with big datasets, integrate data visualization and analysis tools, and make a positive impact on urban planning outcomes.


The good faith base salary hiring range for this job, if performed in New York City, NY, is $26.00 to $37.00 per hour. Please note that hiring ranges for candidates working outside of New York City, NY will differ.


  • Serve as a technical analyst and modeler on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Contribute to the development of analysis approaches and project directions
  • Find and clean open source data to fit project needs and create visuals to support projects
  • Develop tools and processes for automating workflows and managing dataset transformation
  • Create well-organized presentation materials and write reports for internal and external purposes
  • Present technical material in traditional and innovative ways for review by technical and non-technical audiences



  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, computer science, data science, civil engineering, or similar technical field of study
  • Experience in a coding language
  • Interest in and curiosity about the built environment
  • Ability to apply statistics, data science, geospatial analysis, or visualization skills to urban challenges
  • Research-oriented and critical thinker
  • Interest in data management and interoperability best practices
  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment
  • Eager to learn, highly motivated, proactive, and willing to take on new challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the US without the need for employer-sponsored work authorization


  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in urban planning, computer science, data science, civil engineering, or similar technical field of study
  • Expertise in desktop GIS software such as ArcGIS Pro
  • Experience developing visuals in R and developing Shiny apps
  • Experience and interest in applying spatial solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Past history of technical presentations and technical writing
  • Familiarity with version control tools such as Git or SVN

Our Team’s Notable Projects

  • Lower Hudson Transit Link
  • MBTA Bus Network Redesign
  • Link21/Second Transbay Rail Crossing Planning and Engineering

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Economics6%

  • Biology4%

  • Psychology4%

  • Political Science And Government4%

  • Management Science3%

  • 385 other majors76%

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

  • Deloitte
  • US Congress
  • US Department Of State
  • Microsoft
  • PwC
Typical benefits offered for paid internships

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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 Great Lakes region

Consumer Services

Typical pay range:

$15.86 - $20.39

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Chicago, IL | $4,214/mo

  • Housing/Rent$2,264

  • Miscellaneous$909

  • Food$439

  • Transportation$328

  • Utilities$274


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