Internship water security measures

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Cities in Asia are growing and developing fast, Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is one of those cities in transition. The effects of rapid urbanization and the impacts of climate change are increasingly visible. The trends associated with urbanization and climate change challenge cities worldwide to cope with future shocks and stresses. Integral part of the new strategy of Arcadis is a focus on sustainable and resilient cities. Arcadis develops and implements resiliency strategies for vulnerable cities.

Previous work has been focused mostly on Resilient Cities in relation to water. The aim is to broaden this to Resilient Cities in general and to work on flood risk aspects in the urban environment. The challenge is to integrate the components and expertise of the different divisions of Arcadis as a Global consultancy firm (Building, Infrastructure and Water & Environment) into this concept. Recently Arcadis got awarded a project to develop a Regional Water Security Study for the Greater Yangon region, to model water availability, coastal and riverine floods and so on, but also to be able to test potential measures to control the water in the area.

The role of the intern is diverse and requires a pro-active, flexible and open-minded attitude. The internship includes conducting diverse studies related to data collection, field surveys and measurements, Delft3D Modelling (if interested), GIS mapping, assessment of water security measures, writing reports, desk research, networking, business development and organization of events. When possible you will be involved in other relevant project activities as well on an Ad-Hoc basis like Environmental Social Impact Assessments and training activities, to get a good understanding of the work of Arcadis as a consultant.  Your main focus will be one assessing interventions (engineering, hydrological, environmental and if interested socio-economic aspects) in Greater Yangon for the Regional Water Security Study, but as the office in Yangon is small (8 persons) you will be involved in other projects and activities regularly.

Start location: One week at Arcadis in the Netherlands
Further internship period:  Arcadis Project Office, Yangon, Myanmar

10 Jan 2019 – June 2020 (exact dates to be discussed with you)

Financial arrangements
Arcadis has a standard financial arrangement for internships of 450 €/month. You are responsible for the costs for accommodation, transport, insurances, vaccinations and (business) visas.

Wat vragen wij?

  • You have finished the first three years of an academic training (WO / BSc) and you are following a master program (MSc) in Civil Engineering (or comparable) at a Technical University in The Netherlands.
  • Cultural sensitivity and flexibility are a must.
  • International working experience is a pre.
  • Network skills and a business-like mindset are a pre.
  • Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking would be appreciated.
  • Good language skills in English for communication and reporting is required.
  • Understanding and speaking Dutch is required.

The deadline to submit your motivation letter and CV is December 18, 2019.

Wat bieden wij?

Arcadis offers students in all kinds of degree programmes a whole range of interesting work placement and graduation projects. Every year, dozens of students choose Arcadis as the organization for their graduation project or work placement. In most cases, our projects determine the content of the student’s activities with us; the actual work placement or graduation project usually develops within the framework of a dialogue with the student. During your activities with us, you will receive a supervisor who will introduce you to our
employees, our culture and the opportunities available to you at Arcadis.

Heb je vragen?

If you are interested in this position, please contact Rosanne Melissen, Campus Recruiter, on tel. +316 1125 1821 or via . You can apply by using the ‘Solliciteren’-button at this page.

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