Intern: Industrial / Transportation Designer, Interior (Summer 2022)

Expected Commitment – Working in Office:

This internship will require up to 40 hours per week during the Summer 2022 semester. Interns will be expected to spend as much of their internship time as possible working in the office. However, due to the unpredictable nature of the ongoing pandemic, the manager may approve the intern to work a portion of their time from home if required

  • Support the Volvo Group Design team building a roadmap of future interior design layouts/features/functions aligned with company objectives and industry trends

  • Secure the technical feasibility and user experience standards of Volvo Group Design concepts and deliverables are valid.

  • Identify and propose solutions to conflicts between feature requirements and technical feasibility.

  • Secure that the Product Message and Brand Distinction is followed.

This internship will require up to 40 hrs./week during the summer

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support the Chief Designer Interior in pursuing advanced interior layouts and HMI

  • Work closely with the UX Design team (including Chief Designer and UX intern) to strengthen concepts

  • Work closely with Color, Materials and Finish Designer in a virtual and physical setting

  • Research and anticipate customer needs as well as industry technology trends

  • Bring a strong aesthetic aligned with the premium Volvo brand as well as the unique application of trucks

  • Help to define a timeline of future concepts to promote adopting future technologies

  • Support / assist in the development and construction of 3D digital models

  • Participate in Group Designs development process.

  • Support studio work by designing and prototyping various proposals to be used as mock-ups and validate Volvo Group Design proposals.

  • Must be willing to propose near-term feasible solution as well as far-reaching transportation solutions focused on interior design

Essential Skills and Required Experience:

  • Strong aesthetic sketching/rendering and presentation skills

  • Must be willing to work with Digital surface modelers and physical modelers on prototypes

  • Problem solving on a high level

  • Eager/positive attitude and willingness to adapt design theme based on critique

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software and Autodesk Alias

  • Knowledge of Gravity Sketch, Procreate, Unreal, Blender a plus   

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Industrial/Transportation Design 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 grade point average of 3.0.

Personal Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Technical Skills

  • Peer Relationships

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Standing Alone

  • Action Oriented

  • Perseverance

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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