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Material Innovation Internship
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Engineering Services


Creative & Design


Entry level

Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Location: Malmö

Workspace type: On-site

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Contact Person
Aaron Wansch

Job Description

Above is looking for a curious & self-driven material innovation intern to join us in our Malmö studio starting (with some flexibility) around February 2024. For the best experience on both sides and to really get to know each other, we prefer an internship duration of 6 months. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills and get to know more about agency life!

You will get the opportunity to work with our multi-disciplinary material innovation & sustainability team as we advance our sustainability agenda. The ideal candidate brings in a multi-faceted skillset to collaborate on both external client projects & internal competence development as we further push into material innovation as the next big frontier in progressive, sustainable product development.

A bit about Above

At Above, we are devoted to breaking down the boundaries between physical and digital solutions with the fusion of hardware, software, applications, and services. We work with the full scale of product and service creation, from strategic concepting all the way through to manufacturing.

One of our core philosophies is that we believe in prototyping early and often by bringing designers and engineers together from the very start of a project. If our designers can understand and make technology decisions, while our engineers can grasp and influence the user experience, then we can truly find a meaningful collaboration that results in actual relevant products.

We work with amazing international brands, local Scandinavian heroes, and a fantastic collection of startups and scale-ups. We’re a team of warm, welcoming, dedicated professionals that love to build cool stuff. In everything we do, we strive for a world-class result and we believe you share that mindset.

What we are looking for

  • Knowledge of sustainability principles, materials & manufacturing processes
  • Hands-on approach to material development & creative experimentation
  • Familiarity and ability to prototype in a broad range of materials, such as plastics, textiles & fabrics, biocomposites, and natural fiber materials
  • A humble, self-driven, and optimistic attitude while navigating ambiguity
  • Ability to conceptualize novel material experiences & stories
  • Contemporary aesthetics and visual sensibility for colors, materials & finishes
  • Preferably command of data-driven impact assessment tools (LCAs, material matrices, etc.) and understanding of technical material properties

We're open and curious to receiving applications from candidates with backgrounds and experience in industrial design, CMF, materials engineering, textile design, sustainability, and adjacent fields to complement our creative team as we imagine, prototype, and implement new material experiences.

Join our team

Please submit your portfolio and short motivation statement. Interviews are happening on a rolling basis. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. If you have any questions regarding the job posting, please send an email to Aaron Wansch, Principal Industrial Designer in the Malmö Studio.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!

About the company

Above is a Scandinavian innovation agency driving positive change through a seamless fusion of strategy, design, and tech. We work with the world’s boldest companies to create futures that are optimistic, sustainable, and enjoyable. Our team of 80+ specialists work from our studios in Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden and satellites in Shenzhen, China, and San Francisco, US.

Want to make the world a better, cooler place? Take the next step of your journey with us.

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