Industrial Design Intern (Summer 2024)

Whipsaw is seeking a talented industrial design intern to join the San Francisco studio. During this open application period, we are accepting applications for Summer 2024. Work periods are typically semester-based, therefore between 3 to 6 months depending on your program. Interns at Whipsaw are highly valued and fully embedded members of the team and have direct interaction with clients and senior management throughout the course of their experience. With this responsibility, interns are given the opportunity to have their concept selected by a client and make it to production. An ideal candidate has strong problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions. The application window for this internship will close on April 5, 2024 at 5 PM PST.

What you'll do

  • Interface with industrial design, experience design, and engineering team members to create seamless design solutions
  • Actively research design solutions and user applications
  • Concept exploration for diverse projects
  • Contribute to client presentations
  • Model making

What you'll bring

  • 3+ years as an Industrial Design student
  • Exhibit sound problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail, an innate sense of good aesthetics, strong communication, uniqueness, and passion
  • A portfolio that demonstrates concept exploration, innovative solutions, and communicates problem-solving skills
  • 3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Solidworks, or Alias
  • Confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools
  • Important: You must have current documentation to work in the United States

Important Note For Applicants

Whipsaw will only review applicants who are active students in an Industrial Design Program. For a portfolio to stand out it should demonstrate only your most impressive work. Examples of what we look for are imaginative solutions to real problems, clear process development, advanced ideation and model-making skills, and an understanding of common manufacturing processes.


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