Social design intern

Starts August (32 hrs) for 4-6 months

We are looking for a social design intern who wants to contribute to a futureproof world that is sustainable and inclusive. The focus of the internship is supporting national and international projects on different levels, from conducting inclusive design research to creating meaningful concepts, from visualising internal material to prototyping different types of outcomes. You will be involved in: 

• Preparing and supporting the execution of design research activities.
• Supporting our design team in creating, identifying and designing new concepts.
• Executing (graphic/visual) design work for reports, mock-ups and prototypes for different projects.

In addition to these activities, you have plenty of possibilities to explore new roles within our organisation.

Who are we?

Design Innovation Group brings design thinking and doing to organisations to create a sustainable and inclusive world that is futureproof. We are a multidisciplinary, international and passionate team with diverse creative backgrounds who contribute to positive change through co-creation, the design thinking method, imagination and creative intelligence.

We are an innovation and research partner for our clients and have the guts to express an informed opinion. Even if it goes against other views. DIG looks beyond traditional (rational) thought patterns. We visualise the future with different (research-based) scenarios to design change paths and programmes. We pay attention to behaviour, identity, and the story. We ensure that everyone wants to, can and is on board for the journey to change. We do this so organisations can develop their potential and contribute to a sustainable and inclusive world.

Visit our website for more information and to meet the team.

Who are you?

You are a design thinking enthusiast. For you, the user is always the centre of attention. You embrace diversity, are curious and willing to explore new ways of solving problems. You make well-considered (visual) decisions and are aware that our work is part of a larger system. You know how to create solutions and concepts that are suitable to the user and their context. You can work well in a multidisciplinary team and are capable of working independently.

• You are a student and have a working permit in the Netherlands.
• You are fluent in English. If you speak Dutch and/or French, that is an advantage.
• You are a great communicator, both verbally and visually.
• You master Adobe Creative Cloud (such as Photoshop, InDesign and/or Illustrator); and you are handy with the Microsoft Office package.
• Experience with video and/or photo equipment is an advantage.
• Experience in mobile and web design is a big advantage.
• You might be studying in a field that is related to Research/UX/Strategic/Interaction/Social design.

What do we offer?

We offer an interesting and challenging 4-6 month internship position in an international work field. The work hours amount to 32 hours a week.

And, we offer:

• An inspiring workspace both online from your home and offline at the vibrant NDSM wharf in Amsterdam.
• An opportunity to be part of and learn from a diverse and experienced team.
• Great remote tools to use in our online work environment.
• The opportunity to work on international and national projects that really make a positive impact.
• A monthly fee of 330 euros.

How do we work?

We strongly believe in the talents of individuals and in the strengths of an effective team. We work holacratically; everyone is responsible and accountable for their roles. This will give you the freedom to do what you are best at and to make your own choices in line with the purpose of the organisation.

How to apply?

If you are interested, please send your motivation letter, CV and portfolio in English to before the 22nd of June. Please specify which internship you are applying for.

For more information, also use the above email address. Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.