Designworks is an award-winning rapid design and manufacturing business with experience across a range of sectors. We love delivering innovative products, building meaningful brands, and bringing game-changing experiences to life. 

We are looking for an Industrial Design Intern who would like to join a leading team of creatives for a 12 month paid placement, for the academic year 2019-2020. The most important attribute we look for is a willing attitude, at Designworks life is fast paced and challenging. We work very closely with our clients and the turnaround of products and ideas are rapid. The role will include a variety of tasks from being involved in creative sessions generating ideas (we often find interns are great at this) to sketching ideas and visualising, but also supporting our team of designers and engineers, which may include simple tasks like building flat-pack furniture or running the odd errand.

The internship at Designworks will provide you with a core set of industry specific design skills that will not only be invaluable for your final year of study at University, but also a key set of skills employers will require of graduates. We offer the opportunity for interns to work alongside the design team on live commercial projects to develop these skills and provide real world design work to demonstrate in their portfolios (where client work is not sensitive and confidential).

The studio environment is a great place to learn about the design industry in a leading product development company. We encourage interns to use this year in industry to develop new skills and push their knowledge in all areas, such as, rapid concept generation, manufacturing processes, materials, visualisation techniques, motion graphics, etc.

Throughout the year we hold many social activities that interns can get involved in. Many Interns choose to relocate for the Internship and tend to become a truly valued member of the team. So much so that we have employed a number of design graduates straight from university into Junior Design roles within the business.

Do you think you are the perfect candidate to play a part in our industry leading creative team to develop the next product innovation? If so, show us what you can do by sending us the info outlined below.

Please send us the following info (in .pdf form):

1.    CV

2.    Portfolio (Industrial Design Internship) – showing examples of sketching, rendering/visualisation skills, model making skills, 3D & 2D cad development, etc.

Please send the above info no later than the 18th March 2019 to be considered. All applications should be sent to us at with the email title, Industrial Design Internship.

Following this we normally select 5-6 of our preferred applicants and invite them to visit us. During this visit we’ll give you a tour of our studios and provide an insight into what we do. We also have a casual ‘one to one’ chat with each person to look through their portfolio. We normally take one to two interns each year. Due to time constraints please be aware we can only respond to successful applicants.