Internship: Colour & Material

The Interior, Exterior and Color & Material Design teams at Volvo Cars are now recruiting student interns for Autumn 2022.
Deadline to apply is April 30. Applications must be submitted via the online application process, applications sent by email will not be considered. The selection will be decided by mid-May. Those who are interested can apply via these link.

You want to make a difference
Volvo Design offers a contemporary luxury experience that is created around people with strength in every sense. The development of all Volvo products and services must spring from the needs of people and end with their satisfaction. When you are a part of the Design department you are also a part of the experience that they offer to the customers.

What Volvo offer
Design is a crucial part of creating a brand and a product identity for the customer to relate to. The design of our cars is strongly influenced by our Scandinavian origins of elegance, function and the purity of lines as strong design elements. They offer you an exciting challenge in an international and growing company with a strong culture and great development opportunities. You will have the opportunity and responsibility to actively contribute to the growth of our business through people.

When we create materials at Volvo Cars our base is, and always will be Scandinavian nature, culture and values. From that they create sustainable, beautiful and confident materials that strive to give a piece of their heritage to the customers.

Volvo is looking for a student intern to join our Colour & Material Design team in Autumn 2022 (August/September – December/January). As an intern in our Colour & Material Design team you will work with the big picture as well as in extreme detail, analogue and digital, nature and technology, craftsmanship and industrialization.

What you’ll do
You will be an active part of the design team supporting our design vision.

Main objective: You will be working on ongoing production and concept projects together with their team of program and specialist designers. Tasks will consist of everything from research and presentation making to designing combinations of colours and materials, both analogue and digital.  What exactly you will be doing and what your focus will be is flexible and something they can decide together so you get the maximum output out of your time here with them.

Do you fit the profile?
You must be enrolled as a student at the time of internship and the internship should be requested as a mandatory educational part from a school (university, vocational school, etc.) and have a clear learning content, it is a part of an exam.

You are a designer who loves exploring new takes on materials while at the same time embracing their inner qualities. You are curious, a team player, you dare to challenge tradition and you have a great eye for combinations of colours and materials. But most of all, you have a strong artistic talent.

Additional skills include:
•    Design passion with focus on materials
•    Communication skills and ability to work in a group
•    Ability to understand product development process
•    Ability to create internal network
•    Skills within relevant required IT tools/applications; Programs: Adobe CC, V-red (is a plus)
•    English verbal and written

Show, don’t tell
Applicants must provide a portfolio of work as a PDF or website link.

About Volvo
Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable, and smart future. Since 1927, Volvo have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for their consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent. We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. Volvo is looking for innovative, committed people to join them in this endeavor and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. They believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join them and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

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