Stryker Summer Internship 2021- Industrial Designer- Michigan in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Stryker is a leader in the Medical Technology industry. We design, develop and produce products that focus on helping care givers to improve medical outcomes inside the hospital, emergency departments and even on the road in the EMS ambulance space.
Industrial designers provide critical insights and deliverables that help us define product and service solutions that are meaningful to caregivers. The role of design is diverse and includes visually communicating strategic insights and directions of a development team, leading divergent thinking activity to explore multiple product architectures and finally defining the final appearance expectations for product solutions.
Industrial design interns work on current and future products that are critical to our company’s future.
The industrial design intern will report to a senior designer and work very closely with a cross functional product development team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Participate in product development activities in support of on-going development projects. Create plans and execute a design research project. Collecting trend information on product and medical design and present results to the design staff. Create product concept sketches, renderings and digital models. Create physical mock-ups of product concepts to be used to evaluate and gain feedback on concepts. Use design skills to work with a cross functional team to create progress regarding the definition of products. Leverage design thinking methods and tools to organize work and facilitate the design process on assigned projects.
Education & Training
Working to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design Previous internships are preferred Work experience in an applied arts field
Skill Sets required
Can demonstrate proficiency in the use of core digital design tools Competencies in physical model building Strong visual and verbal presentation skills Awareness and practice with “design thinking” methods and tools
Who we want
Challengers. People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions.
Teammates. Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.
Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts.
Strategic thinkers. Interns who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives.
Customer-oriented achievers. Individuals with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.
Game changers. Persistent interns who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker’s mission to make healthcare better.
What You Get Out of the Internship
Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that’s why we’re looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest students to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward. Stryker Engineering interns will get to:
• Impact the development and manufacturing of cutting edge products
• Gain experience within a fast paced and growing industry
• Apply classroom knowledge in a fast-paced and growing industry setting
• Implement new ideas, be constantly challenged, and develop your skills
What You Need
• Currently working on completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field or equivalent; we will only consider students who plan be enrolled in a degree-seeking program after the summer
• Cumulative 3.0 GPA or above; must be the case at the date of hire and also will be verified during background check in the spring
• Must be permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. citizen
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
• Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
• Ability to exercise independent judgment
• Proficient on basic computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
• Proven leadership and business acumen skills
• Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills
Work From Home: Regularly scheduled days
Travel Percentage: 10%
Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com
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