AECOM Planning Intern in Arlington, Virginia

Business Line Design + Planning

Position Title Planning Intern

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

The Design, Planning and Economics group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Planning Intern for immediate employment in the Arlington, VA office. The intern will serve on multi-disciplinary planning projects for mainly military installations and federal agencies as well as urban, community, and environmental projects. As part of the project team, the intern will assist in developing creative and innovative solutions to address clients’ issues. AECOM is searching for candidates that have the ability to be a role model, be client-focused, be impactful and be decisive.

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.

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

  • Support senior planners and/or project managers in producing documents, reports, graphics, 3D modeling, and materials for community outreach

  • Compile data and conducts research in support of project delivery

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

  • Compiling data and conducting research in support of project delivery

  • Creating graphics to support the planning documents

  • Play a key role in the preparation of plans

  • Write sections of planning reports and documents

  • Produce material for project meetings and workshops

  • Communicate effectively with project team and manager

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently in pursuit of Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related field

  • Positive outlook and can-do attitude approach to tasks and teamwork

  • Exceptional writing, research, analysis and communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Efficient and organized worker with a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Apt at developing creative and innovative graphics and project layout

  • Follows guidance well with little oversight

  • Proficient with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Sketchup Pro, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop required

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Entry level to one year of related experience with internships

  • A university student with no more than one academic year remaining before earning a degree preferred, these students are typically seniors in university. Contingent upon a positive performance review, a successful intern may receive an offer of full-time employment.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Country United States of America

Position Status Intern / Student

Requisition/Vacancy No. 160182BR