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Summer 2019

Want to make a real product this summer?  We’re looking for three interns to spend the summer designing new consumer products.  Each intern will be given a design brief for a unique product, and they will work through the design process with one of us as a professional mentor.  After ten weeks, interns will present their final designs—including research, CAD models, working prototypes, manufacturing details, marketing considerations, and graphical treatments.

Additionally, successful designs may go on to be mass produced and sold nationwide, and interns will be named on any relevant patents.  Interns will also work alongside Objex on ongoing projects for clients in various industries.  The program has been a huge success in years past, and we look forward to working with the next generation of product designers again this summer. 


Check out the details below and apply now.  Applications close on March 4.

Primary Responsibilities

- Work with a mentor to develop a full-fledged product based on a specific design brief

- Assist designers and engineers on other ongoing projects

- Perform research and competitive analysis on different product lines

- Create sketches, CAD models, working prototypes, and aesthetic models

- Present final design for evaluation at end of internship



- Undergraduate student with a minimum of two years of classes completed in an industrial design or mechanical engineering program

- Skill in 3D CAD (engineers) AND/OR advanced product sketching (designers)

- Strong work ethic, creative problem solving skills, and a collaborative spirit

- Firm understanding of design process

Preferred Skills (any of the following)


- Experience in SolidWorks, Creo, Fusion 360 or similar CAD package

- Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Keyshot, Wix, and MathCAD or advanced Excel

- Prototyping/model making skills

- Knowledge of common manufacturing processes


Compensation and Benefits


- Competitive hourly wage

- Chance to win the QUANTUM Excellence Award

- Experience working with prolific design team on a diversity of projects

- Lunch is provided during work days

- Extra-curricular company outings in St. Louis

- Possible academic credit qualification


Program Dates and Details


- 11-week program beginning approximately May 27 and ending Aug 9 

- Full time 40-hour work week

- Discount housing options have been arranged for interns

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