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Sustainability Intern - Summer 2024

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Summer Internship

SustainabilityChicago, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, New York


  • Our Built Ecology Team is seeking a Sustainability Intern - Summer 2024 to work out of our Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, and New York, NY offices. Our team works closely with architects, owners, and teams throughout WSP to advance sustainability, health, and resilience goals on large, complex projects around the world.
  • This temporary position is seeking individuals currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program with an anticipated graduation date of August 2024 or later.
  • This 12 week internship will be part of the WSP Summer Internship Program that is scheduled to start on May 20th, 2024. The individual start date of the internship may be flexible. 


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in an accredited green building design, engineering, sustainability management, or related Undergraduate program.
  • Demonstrated interest in green building design, engineering, sustainability management, or related field and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Capable of taking direction from leadership, mentors, and managers to executive projects.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Authorization to work in the United States at the start of the internship
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite for reports and presentations
  • Computer 3D model creation and development
  • Scripting and coding (e.g. Python or Grasshopper)
  • Knowledge of the building design and construction process
  • Knowledge of third-party green building rating systems (LEED, Passive House, LBC, WELL, Fitwel etc.)
  • Experience with energy, carbon, daylight, and CFD modeling software and analysis
  • Extensive experience with Excel and data analysis
  • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus
  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Application of existing technical skills to projects in a professional setting and development of additional relevant technical skills
  • Gain experience in analysis methods & tools, reporting writing, and presentations related to sustainability
  • Develop teamwork skills required to create compelling deliverables and engage with clients and project teams
  • Learn the fundamental principles and tools used for computational design and advanced buildings analytics
  • Manage a variety of specific tasks with oversight from several project managers
  • Support sustainability strategy development and certification efforts (e.g. LEED, WELL, Fitwel, NZE)
  • Assist with renewable energy analysis and carbon-neutral building assessments
  • Develop strategic and technical recommendations for projects that is thoughtful, creative, practical, and effective
  • Facilitate conversations between multiple stakeholders to devise sustainability strategies
  • Produce high-quality, visually compelling presentations and deliverables
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.


Work type

Full time

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Start date

May 19, 2024


Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, New York