Strategic Design Intern

April 10, 2018

We are currently seeking a talented Strategic Design Intern to work on the creation, evaluation and implementation of innovation. We're searching for people who understand human behaviours, brands, trends and people who can tell stories and put themselves in the shoes of consumers and clients.

Why you?

You’re a curious and talented student in the middle of your study, and you want to learn the ropes within a real design agency. See for yourself what it’s like to collaborate on a high-end project for a demanding, A-label client. Well, VanBerlo’s Internship Programme could be right for you. Come test the theories you’ve learned up to now on our design floor. Absorb new skills and tricks of the trade from our experienced graphic designers, engineers, UX-UI experts and production specialists. Discover how to give a solid presentation. Now is the time to expand your skill set, gain experience for the future. And VanBerlo is here to help!

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What you actually do

If you want to develop yourself in the area of strategic design, to develop market, user and brand perspectives that initiate the creation, evaluation and implementation of innovations; convince us of your skills and maybe you will be the next strategic design intern of one of Europe's largest independent design agencies!

Each semester, VanBerlo looks for an enthusiastic Design student who wants to gain experience in the realisation of meaningful products and services that deliver true business value. VanBerlo is a leading agency in the area of strategy, design and implementation. We work with a diverse wealth of clients from small startups to large international clients and our products, services, experiences and brand communication have been creating the difference for our clients for over 30 years.

Applications for Spring - Summer 2018 have now closed, applications for Autumn - Winter 2019 (or later) are now open. VanBerlo only takes on trainees in the form of “experience traineeships". We do not take on trainees with their own projects, or those looking to work on a final thesis project.

What we’re looking for

To qualify for an internship position at VanBerlo you have to be registered as a student in the EU or UK. You are preferably following a degree in the area of Design, Digital Communication or Product Design with a specialization/interest in Strategic Design / Design Management.

Additionally, you have to meet these select criteria:

  • You are keen on learning and working in the forefront of innovation where you are encouraged to be creative
  • You have skills in appropriate frameworks, tools and approaches
  • Willingness to support at all levels
  • You are able to get an overview of a project and contribute to the strategic approach
  • You can make the intangible concepts of strategy more tangible with concrete conclusions
  • You are skilled in visualizing concepts and ideas with Adobe CS/CC
  • You have a good sense for design and value creation
  • You are good at communicating your concepts and ideas in Dutch or English

We’ve got lots to offer

  • Challenging projects in the forefront of innovation
  • The opportunity to work for a wide range of international and domestic clients
  • An inspiring work environment with 80+ enthusiastic colleagues

Being an intern at VanBerlo will boost your career and your personal development! So do we have your attention or are you feeling tentative? Either way, you can hear from some of our previous interns on their experiences by watching this informative video here:

Like to apply?

Would you like to apply for the Strategic Design internship at VanBerlo? To get your application processed please fill out the form below. We accept applications written in Dutch and English. We see your portfolio as your business card, so we recommend you include the following:

- Evidence of your strength in strategic and visual design

- Clear representation of your process and how you work through your projects

- A commentary that explains what your contribution was

- We would also like to see your development so sketches and workflows would be appreciated!

You can get in touch with our executive secretary Nicole Wouters at internship@vanberlo.nl if you have any burning questions regarding this position.

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Why you?

Are you a curious person, always prepared to collaborate? Are you ready to uncover your vast potential and work hard with your teammates to bring your ideas and designs into reality? Then VanBerlo might be the place for you. Let us review your portfolio of various sketched-out ideas or mechanical drawings. Show us your latest insights on communications, user experience or strategy. And then tell us your theories about them. VanBerlo people like to stay on top of the latest and most exciting developments in the market. And then share our knowledge with the group. Could you help create the difference? Let’s find out together.