Internship 2017 Aug:
Social & Co-design

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Bron van Doen is a multidisciplinary studio in Eindhoven developing creative projects that embody social, cultural and economic values. Currently we have a strong portfolio of socially engaged design projects, such as Uit de Buurtfabriek (social furniture making workspace), NIEUW/OUD (co-design project between young and old talents) and Agents of Change (networking social initiatives in Eindhoven in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum). We are looking for enthusiastic and talented students who are interested in co-design, project development and using their design skills to address societal challenges together.

Activities

During the second half of 2017 we have an internship position for “social design and co-design”.

All interns at Bron van Doen are introduced to co-design and project development and expected to take part in diverse projects (Uit de Buurtfabriek, NIEUW/OUD, Agents of Change, Door’n Contact). This entails being involved in the planning and organization of current projects as well as taking part in co-design activities with diverse participants and stakeholders.

Alongside this interns will take part in Dutch Design Week 2017 with our social design projects (exhibitions, workshops & activities).

Skills

  • Co-design: Since most of our work involves working with participatory processes we are looking for students who have experience with co-design or at least have an affinity for working together with diverse people.
  • Communication skill: Students must have at least one distinctive communication skill such as visual design, audio-video production, presentation skills or analytical writing.
  • Product design: Students with proficient product design skills (research and concept development, 3D modeling, prototyping, production) will have preference.
  • Dutch language skills: Since many of our projects involve working closely together with people living in Eindhoven students must be able to communicate well in Dutch.

Guidance

  • General guidance: For general direction and learning goals, students will be guided by Minsung Wang throughout their internship. Minsung will also provide guidance in co-design and project development.
  • Project guidance: Students will be guided by Ron Krielen for project related assignments and activities, and will work closely together with him on diverse projects at different locations.

Honorarium

  • Bron van Doen offers interns a honorarium of 200 euros per month.