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AECOM Intern, Economics + Advisory in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking candidates for Interns in our Economics + Advisory practice. Possible office locations include: Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Orange, CA, San Diego, CA, Richmond, VA, New York, NY, Dallas, TX, and Houston, TX.

This position is expected to start June 202 2 or earlier.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Our Economics + Advisory practice helps clients evaluate and make decisions about feasibility, financial requirements, social impact, risk and prospects for success. We pull ideas into focus and sharpen the boundaries of a preliminary plan or concept. The practice has three core focus areas:

  • Real Estate Advisory - Delivering real estate development that addresses civic goals. Joint Development Strategies, Development Planning & Feasibility Studies, Development Pro Formas, Incentives & Public Financing Strategies, Transaction & Solicitation Support, Market Assessments, Public-Private Partnership Advisory

  • Sustainable Economics - Addressing the socio-economic impacts from a changing climate as well as the costs and benefits of adaptation measures that can help communities manage these increasing risks. Benefit-Cost Analysis for Resilient Infrastructure, Business Case for Resilience, Sustainability & Resilience Plans, Triple Bottom Line Assessments, Sustainable Return on Investment, Funding & Financing Strategies.

  • Economic Development & Urban Policy - Helping cities and regions develop strategies to deliver transformative and equitable growth. Affordable Housing Policy, Economic Development Strategies, Equitable Transit Oriented Development Plans, Economic Resilience & Revitalization, Economic and Fiscal Impact Assessments, Workforce Development, Green Economy Transitions.

Collaborating with other disciplines, our team develops strategies that respond to the market, attract financing and enable implementation. We address challenges through clear communication, creative thinking and structured, impartial analysis. Our global experience and comprehensive, integrated approach help us understand how multiple factors influence value and feasibility. It’s not just about the market, but also project design, public policies and regulations, site conditions, mitigation requirements, development and financing costs, phasing and implementation challenges.

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in Bachelor’s degree program in Economics, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Finance, Business, Real Estate, Environmental Science or a related field

  • ​​​​​​​Must have completed two years of Study

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in Master’s degree program in Economics, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Business, Real Estate, Finance, Environmental Science or a related field

  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative economic analysis related to economic & community development, equity, public health, public finance, and/or resilience

  • Experience building cashflow models in Excel for real estate development projects

  • Ability to think critically, analyze policy and regulations, and write effectively

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

  • Strong technical skills, including experience with one or more of the following software packages:

  • ArcGIS and other spatial analysis tools

  • Quantitative/statistical programs such as STATA, R, Python

  • Data sources such as: Costar, EMSI, ESRI Business Analyst, BLS Economic impact modeling tools such as RIMS II, IMPLAN, REMI

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Intern / Student

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263109BR

Additional Locations US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - New York, NY - 605 Third Ave, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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