Environmental Planning Intern

San Diego County, California, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Employment Type
Salary Type
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Environmental Planning Intern for employment in the San Diego, CA office.

This position is expected to begin in May 2021.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies - 2014-2020
  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 "Top 500 Design Firms" and #1 2019 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly┬« Gold Employer
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCSA-Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM's global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals. AECOM delivers professional services throughout the project lifecycle for clients in both the private and public sector. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients manage and protect natural and cultural resources, and cost effectively navigate local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, and evaluate potential project-related impacts.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Interpret and record data, conduct research and analyses.
  • Contribute to environmental documents and compliance processes.
  • Provide appropriate support to AECOM multidisciplinary teams.
  • Assisting in developing solutions for tasks which may include: comprehensive planning and elements such as environmental impact assessment, environmental permitting, resource agency consultation and coordination, land use, transportation, capital improvements, infrastructure, and housing, among others.
  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member.

Minimum Requirements
  • Currently in pursuit of Bachelor's or Master's degree (or recent graduate) in Environmental Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Urban Planning, Natural Resource Management, or other related field.
  • Due to the nature of the work performed, U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Highly motivated and accountable.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with ArcGIS.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite as well as overall strong computer proficiency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent technical writing, research, analytic, and/or graphic skills.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental and permitting processes and regulatory requirements (e.g. CEQA, NEPA, and other relevant regulatory guidelines).

Additional Information:
  • Preferred location is in San Diego but open to remote work location.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

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