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AECOM Planning Intern in Phoenix, Arizona

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Planning Intern to be based in Phoenix, Arizona .

This position is expected to begin in May 2024.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research, data reviews, and analysis to inform transportation decision-making and determine potential environmental effects.

  • Interprets and compares findings of relevant studies for compliance with local, state, and Federal requirements, standard procedures, and client expectations.

  • Assist with the preparation of comprehensive plans, transportation reports, or memorandums.

  • Collects a variety of technical and statistical data and assists with the preparation of reports and maps on topics, such as census information, land use, and the natural environment.

  • Assist with GIS mapping tasks and analysis of socioeconomic, land use and development, environmental impacts, travel behavior, and transportation demand concepts.

  • Develop supporting figures using a variety of graphical tools including Adobe products, mapping software, Excel charts, and PowerPoint.

  • Support research and technical analyses on land use and multimodal planning

  • Supports agency stakeholder and public engagement efforts.

  • Work in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment.

  • Assists with other duties assigned by senior staff or Project Managers.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a university program pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Planning, Geography, Science, Public Finance, or other related field with the intent to continue after the internship, unless graduating.

  • Candidates must have completed 1 year of study in their program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems, including ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Google Earth, and/or other geographic software.

  • Self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills.

  • Coursework or project experience in transit service planning, finance, transportation planning, GIS, or data analysis.

  • Experience in preparing graphics and visuals.

  • Demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and graphical skills.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $16.00/hour - $22.00/hour.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10096776

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid