Intern: Innovation Lab - Solution Concept Developer (Summer 2020)

In this position, you will contribute in a small team to develop customer and user insights, define most critical areas to improve, ideal possible solutions, build and test conceptual prototypes and document the entire journey. This team will focus on user and customer experiences that are present today and relevant in the near future with connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. The focus is beyond the actual vehicle, considering an integrated product-service-system. The core team will be located in the SF Bay Area and will collaborate with Volvo Group colleagues in North America and Sweden.
The summer internship period starts May 2020 and ends August 2020.
Core Responsibilities

  • Use design thinking methodology to create insight, define opportunity area, ideate solutions, build conceptual prototypes and test, and then iterate

  • Develop and build prototypes to explore user experience and functionality of concepts. Prototypes are to be evaluated together with user and customers

  • Document the learning journey and report the progress

Skills and Knowledge
A person in this position must have a degree in engineering and an entrepreneurial personality. Furthermore we are looking for a student with a “maker” personality, with a background in programming and/or building as a hobby. We are also expecting these internship students to be self-motivating, curious and brave. We are exploring new possibilities in a highly uncertain area, no requirement specifications are available and no well-defined processes are available. Luckily there is a team that will work closely together to drive progress.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ambitions

  • Solid understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering

  • Programming, data analytics, computer science skills

  • Desire to learn and be part of a team

  • Strong initiative-taking and follow-through skills, strong ownership and sense of responsibility

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly creative environment

  • Good documentation and presentation skills

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a Master degree within Engineering at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the internship

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Summer Interns are required to work 40 hours or less per week

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Connected Solutions is a global organization that leads the development of Volvo’s connected services and solutions of tomorrow. We work at the forefront of connectivity by collecting and analyzing data from over 1 000 000 Volvo customer assets. The organization is set-up to deliver competitive offerings, shorten time to market and provide an arena for new service innovations together with customers, partners and the Volvo Group. 

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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


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When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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