Summer Internship


Summer Internship with Arcadis, Arup or Mott MacDonald


The Strategic Partner (Arcadis, Arup and Mott MacDonald) consists of three companies who are working in partnership to help Bristol City Council deliver new infrastructure, homes and regeneration in the City of Bristol. We are all large, global companies with Bristol offices. You will gain experience with us in Bristol, that could kick-start a career in the built environment.

We are seeking talented and motivated individuals to join our team as for a summer internship. As an inclusive employer, we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, abilities, and experiences. 

We are seeking candidates who are looking to get experience in the built environment through paid internships. We will work with successful candidates to tailor the internship, allowing them to work in areas that fit their skills and interests, these could be focused on:

  1. Engineering: the role may include research and engineering design through the use of digital technologies and calculations, developing reports and plans, and collaborative contributions to wider project objectives and completion.
  2. Project management: the role may include implementing project management processes, business strategy developing project plans, managing reporting and supporting a Project Management Office.
  3. Consulting: the role may include conducting desktop research, economic analysis, strategic advice on developing reports, proposals and presentations for clients, and developing creative solutions to the problems cities face.
  4. Commercial Management: the role may include a mix of delivery on exciting projects, researching the latest cost data to support creation of estimates and cost plans. There will also be the opportunity get involved in the management of our fees and costs across a host of projects, providing an early understanding of how we maintain a profitable business.


Potential projects include: city centre development, flood strategy, climate change planning, housing development and regeneration, transport infrastructure, and community facilities. You will work alongside skilled professionals and contribute to the success of real projects in Bristol which will impact the city for years to come.

Skills and Competencies:

Successful candidates should:

  • Have a keen interest in and enthusiasm for the built environment and cities, with a desire to influence the spaces, infrastructure, and systems in which people live, work and play.
  • Be studying for an undergraduate degree, have completed an undergraduate degree or be exploring a Level 4+ Apprenticeship
  • Have strong communication and collaborative skills 
  • Have good numerical and analytical skills
  • Be innovative thinkers 
  • Have strong time management skills 
  • A driven individual

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

All three of our companies value diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that embracing diverse experiences and perspectives helps build stronger business, deliver better projects and design more inclusive cities. We encourage candidates to the share their own unique experiences and perspectives throughout application process.

Successful candidates will have access to Arcadis, Mott MacDonald and Arup’s inclusive groups and networks, as well as support from line-managers.

What We Offer:

  • A ‘Real Living Wage’ throughout your internship
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Inclusive and supportive work environment

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to complete the form here. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and encourage you to share how your unique experiences and perspectives align with our organisation’s values.

Successful candidates will be placed with one of the three Partner companies. We welcome applications from candidates with connections to Bristol and who are available both full-time or part-time. Location of work and the need to visit the office or sites will depend on the role and be discussed before the start of the placement.

We look forward to reviewing your application!