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Facades Engineering Intern (Available June 2024) - Boston

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Oct 3

🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship

Architecture & Urban Planning, Engineering•Boston


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Qualifications:
  • Required:
  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, or related Building Science discipline
  • Core interest in the façade industry with emphasis on detailing and engineering
  • Good sketching skills and an ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible and visual way
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future.
  • Preferred:
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Pursuing Master’s degree with emphasis on Architecture or Engineering 
  • Coursework in façade engineering / building envelope physics / energy/thermal modeling skills
  • Structural software skills, AutoCAD skills, 3D modeling skills (Rhino, Revit, etc.)
  • Internship experience with a design firm
  • FE/EIT certification
  • Membership in ASHRAE, ASME, AIA, ASCE, or Society of Facade Engineering

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning


  • Give structure to facades concepts / ideas – sketching, reports, sketchbooks, spreadsheets, and analyses for discussion with Architects and Clients. 
  • Engage with teams of architects and engineers focused on the 3D modeling (geometrical and detailing) of complex facades.  
  • Carry out structural, thermal, and solar modeling of building enclosure details and systems 
  • Utilize advanced analysis programs and techniques (finite element) to understand building envelope physics and façade design 
  • Undertake engineering façade calculations with various materials, including structural glass, aluminum, stainless steel, wood, stone, and precast concrete  
  • Produce details and drawings using various 2-D and 3-D CAD and graphics packages 
  • Perform technical reviews of shop drawings and construction administration submittals to ensure air, water, thermal, seismic, acoustic, optical and structural performance.  
  • Interpret specifications and design documents and write reports summarizing conditions. 
  • Carry out mock-up, factory and field inspections and investigations.


Work type

Full time

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