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Sustainability Intern, Summer 2024

Buro Happold

Buro Happold

Multiple locations · Boston, MA, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · Pittsburgh, PA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Sustainability Intern, Summer 2024

Come be part of the solution!

If you have an interest in sustainability planning and zero carbon strategies and want to work with some of the world’s most innovative clients, Buro Happold has the perfect role for you. We are seeking a passionate Sustainability Intern to join our Sustainability & Analytics team on a full-time basis. This role can be based in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, or Seattle.

As a Sustainability Intern, you will be technically and creatively challenged on projects that include design support and innovation, high-performance strategies, materials research, energy, carbon, water and waste analysis and modelling, etc. From helping shape cities, to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference.

During your time in this Sustainability & Analytics role, you can expect to:

  • Research energy, carbon water and waste strategies, studying opportunities to reduce impact and resource consumption
  • Research of materials and innovative indoor air quality design strategies
  • Investigate preferred site strategies for stormwater management, external comfort, heat island reduction, improved air and acoustic quality, biodiversity and ecology, enhanced user experience
  • Assess renewable energy production feasibility and research viable technologies and available funding and incentive opportunities. 

The successful Sustainability Intern will be currently pursuing a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering, Energy Planning, Mechanical, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Sustainability. We also expect you to have:

  • Coursework in Sustainability concepts (e.g. energy, carbon, water)
  • Experience using Revit is preferred
  • Graphic skills and experience using Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
  • Proven interest in the built environment
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible manner
  • Eagerness to learn and work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Learn more about Sustainability at Buro Happold

As a vital member of our team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, we will provide a compelling salary and the chance to join a passionate and welcoming team.

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Interested?  Intrigued?  Inspired?

Please apply online to be considered for this role. We are looking forward to your application!

Be you at Buro Happold

Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals. We actively promote inclusivity to enable every individual to reach their full potential, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.

We are working to change the lack of representation of minority groups in the built environment, and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who feels they are underrepresented in the industry. We have much to learn from one another. Embracing difference allows us to develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.