Eindhoven & The Hague

Interaction Design Intern

April 10, 2018

Are you looking for an internship position where you can design more than websites and apps? Then VanBerlo is the design agency you are looking for! As an interaction designer at VanBerlo you are involved in projects ranging from connected devices, product-service combinations and embedded interfaces.

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 interaction design for physical products or user interfaces, convince us of your skills and maybe you will be the next interaction design intern of the largest design agency in The Netherlands!

Each semester, VanBerlo looks for an enthusiastic Interaction Design student who wants to gain experience in a variety of user interface projects. At VanBerlo user interface projects are almost always tied in with physical products. For example, embedded interfaces and mobile apps that are connected to physical products.

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 Interaction Design, Digital Communication or Product Design with a specialization in Interaction Design / Design for Interaction.

Additionally, you have to qualify for a selection for these criteria:

  • You are skilled in visualizing concepts and ideas with Adobe CS/CC
  • You have a good sense for design and styling
  • You think in workflows and you can construct an interface in wireframes
  • You can prototype interactive services, software and physical products
  • For you the end-user is most important and you are familiar with design research methods
  • You are good at communicating your concepts and ideas in Dutch or English
  • You have an affinity for product design

We’ve got lots to offer

  • Challenging projects at the forefront of innovation
  • The opportunity to work for a wide range of international 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 Interaction 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. Let it show your strength in visual design. Next to that, make sure it shows as much of the process as possible; how you work through your projects, and an explanation about what your contribution was. In addition to showing daring final design, it is just as important that you show how you got there through the sketches, wireframes and workflows that you made.

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 wanting to know and learn more? Do you value an open, collaborative work environment? Are you challenged by solving problems for which no templates yet exist? Are you able to be a reliable beacon in projects where everything seems to be moving? Then VanBerlo will be the place for you. Show us your best work, work-in-progress, doodles and design considerations and convince us why you can make the difference with us!