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Electrical Engineering Intern (Available June 2024)

Electrical Engineering
Americas Region
WAS000063 Requisition #

A Future with purpose

At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world. 

We solve the world's most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible, with curiosity and creativity. We’re a thriving and growing organization which offers you many possibilities to shape a better world, and your future.

The Opportunity

  • Design power distribution, lighting controls, fire alarm system, grounding and lightning protection systems with respect to buildings and infrastructure projects     
  • Lighting photometric calculations      
  • Assign circuitry for Power and Lighting devices     
  • Model electrical systems for projects in 3D using Revit MEP (on the job training provided)    
  • Contribute to the development of reports and electrical calculations     
  • Work with people from other disciplines and/or vendors to gain knowledge on new subjects     
  • Attend meetings - listen, ask questions. Be involved in discussions with other disciplines and Architects to gain knowledge & experience.   

Is this role right for you?

We’re looking for current students who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work.  Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we’d like to hear from you.


  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), or similar degree, or pursuing bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering (BSAE)     
  • Demonstrated interest in the electrical engineering industry with an emphasis on the power side of the discipline     
  • Skills in planning and organizing     
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way, both in person and in writing     
  • Attitude of taking independent initiative, exhibiting creative problem-solving, eagerness to learn, while remaining dedicated to teamwork     
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment    
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working     
  • Presentation skills with colleagues
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the US without the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future to be considered for this role     


  • Knows of the EIT/ FE certification     
  • Coursework in building systems design, electrical power systems design, control systems, electric machines, and codes and standards    
  • Electrical testing    
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability as evidenced by extracurricular activities, etc     
  • Academic research, coursework, or other experience with alternative energy systems and other technologies new to the construction industry     
  • Experience with Revit MEP, AGI 32, SKM Power Tools    
  • Experience with automation or machine learning     
  • Proven ability to perform in a deadline situation     
  • Evidence of teamwork and leadership such as professional accomplishment or honor society
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher          

Our team’s notable projects

  • Little Island, NY     
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport, Toronto   
  • TTC Subway Stations (Vaughan Metropolitan Centre & York University), Toronto    

What we offer you

Each year, Arup seeks out students from around the world for our summer internship program. We look for diverse students with inquisitive minds and the desire to challenge themselves. Our interns learn quickly, are natural problem solvers and thrive on innovation. You will work alongside talented professionals and contribute to the success of real projects. In addition to on-the-job experience, we offer learning sessions with top leadership, site visits to local projects and social events.

Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for remote work are available throughout the program.

Next Steps

We will be reviewing our candidates for this position on a rolling basis. Once you have applied you will be evaluated and potentially moved on to the next round, at which point a member of the talent resourcing team will reach out to you directly to begin the interview process. For any status updates regarding your candidacy please be sure to check your candidate portal. 

Different people, shared values

Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture – from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender, LGBTQ+ and disability – we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference - Discover more about life at Arup at www.arup.com/careers/your-life-at-arup. 

Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability.



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