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Summer Environmental Science / Engineering Intern Program - Newcastle (Nov 2024)


Company Description

Work with us. Change the World. We believe infrastructure has the power to uplift communities and improve people’s lives.

We deliver some of the world’s most influential and transformational infrastructure projects. Along with our clients and partners, we have one goal: to leave a positive, lasting impact on people and our planet.

Our clients count on us to think without limits and partner with them on projects spanning across water, transportation, buildings, energy, the environment, resources, governments, the public realm, the environment and more. We’re driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

What Our Summer Program Offers:

  • 12-Week Full Time Paid Internship (Mid November to Mid February): Options for flexibility on time frames if needed.
  • Practical Application of Knowledge: Gain hands on experience and apply what you’ve learnt during university.
  • Iconic Project Exposure: Work on high-profile projects with a variety of clients.
  • Work alongside Technical Experts: Work alongside graduates, technical experts, and industry leaders.
  • Career Connections: Build meaningful long-term connections.
  • Support Network: Benefit from guidance and support from your Manager, team, AECOM University and our Talent Management team to achieve your goals.
  • Pathway to Graduate Employment: Explore opportunities to transition to an AECOM Graduate position following a successful placement.

About the Role:

We are looking for Environmental Scientists or Engineers to join our Geosciences & Remediation Services Team and our Impact Assessment & Permitting Team.

Environmental Science / Engineering Intern (Geosciences & Remediation Services)

As an Intern you will primarily assist with fieldwork and data collection from a wide range of sites. You will also support technical reporting on surface water and groundwater monitoring and assessments, contamination investigations and remediation projects of varying size and complexity.

You will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of industry leaders and technical experts. You will split your time between field work and the office, therefore an ability and willingness to travel and work remotely in the field, is required.

Typical tasks will include:

  • Completion of desktop reviews of environmental data.
  • Supporting with planning of site works, including subcontractor management.
  • Completion of a wide range of site investigation works using different assessment methods.
  • Supporting with the collection, handling and management of environmental samples from a range of media.
  • Data management and interpretation.
  • Technical report writing.

Environmental Science or Engineering Intern (Impact Assessment & Permitting)

In this role you will support the team to contribute with major infrastructure projects, including advancing next-generation transportation and renewable energy projects.

You will utilise your science or environmental qualification/s to problem solve, provide technical insight and communicate with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, drafters, project administrators and contractors, enabling you to develop your skills working in a fast-paced, consulting environment.

As an Environmental Science Intern, you will develop skills in

  • Environmental assessment
  • Approval pathways under Commonwealth State and local approvals frameworks
  • Devise environmental management plans
  • Support our clients’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives
  • Embed sustainable development and resilience outcomes within their projects.

The career opportunities at AECOM are endless! As you progress through our recruitment process, you will be prompted to choose your preferred role and location, along with a second and third choice.

To ensure you select the roles that best suit your background, interests, and discipline it is important you click on our job opportunities document to help you select the right role: opportunities here. You may want to save this document for future reference.


  • Undertaking a Bachelor’s or Postgraduate degree Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology, Geology, Environmental Planning
  • Interest in environmental fieldwork
  • Be in your penultimate year or earlier of study at an Australian or New Zealand University.
  • Able to commence work from mid-November 2024 to mid-February 2025 (Flexible)
  • Submission of your resume, cover letter and the latest copy of your academic transcript (please submit all as one document).

Additional Information

Our Recruitment Process

Applications are open from 8th July until 11th August 2024.

  1. Submit Your Application: Complete the job application, uploading your resume, cover letter and the latest copy of your academic transcripts as one single document.
  2. Online Assessment: Complete our global online strength-based assessment.
  3. Interview: Attend a face to face interview at your local office.


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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.