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Herman Miller, Inc. 2021 Product Design Intern in Holland, Michigan

Herman Miller’s Summer Internship Program is a paid, 12-week opportunity that provides a 100% real-world experience for students early in their career. Throughout the summer you will apply academic learning to real-world situations and cultivate leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills.

As a Product Design Intern, you’ll provide general hands-on and design support for products through rendering, sketching, and CAD work.

*Why Join Us?


Our purpose is to design for the good of humankind. It’s the ideal we strive toward each day in everything we do. Being a part of Herman Miller Group means being a part of something larger than your work team, or even your brand. We create places where people love to be, places that reflect who they are, places that truly matter to people. And our success allows Herman Miller Group to support causes that align with our values, so we can help create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

*Inside the Job


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Helping design product extensions, improvements, and modifications for existing product lines

  • Helping collaborate with authored designers to ensure the original design intent

  • Collaborating with internal teams to help develop product concepts and designs

  • Performing hands-on model building, including foam core and full-scale models

  • Working across all product vectors at Herman Miller, including tables, seating, and healthcare

  • Taking strong ownership for your projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Gaining on-the-job work experience aligned with your career objectives

*What You Bring


Needed skills and experience for this role include:

  • Model making, rendering, and CAD work experience

  • Experience with sketching and problem-solving

  • Technical skills and a basic understanding of manufacturing constraints

  • Teachability and a hard work ethic

  • Reliability, persistence, and proactive

  • Enrollment in and pursuit of either a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or a related field from an accredited college or university, and able to provide transcripts upon request. You must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (cumulative or within your program) to qualify for consideration in the Intern Program

  • Favorable academic standing within your current academic program

  • Authorization to work in the United States

*Our Values


Our values speak to our shared beliefs. They describe how we live our purpose through the way we lead, the way we see one another, and the way we approach our work.

/We are difference-makers/ reflects our commitments to creating places that matter, to being a good neighbor in our communities, and to using business as a force for good.

/We are all extraordinary/ is our statement about the worth of individuals and our commitment to help everyone reach their full potential.

/We are better togethe/r demonstrates how challenging one another, making room for everyone, and working and winning as one makes us stronger.

*Who We Hire


Simply put, we hire everyone who wants to do great work and be part of a winning team. Herman Miller is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We’re committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities.

Title: 2021 Product Design Intern

Location: Michigan-Holland

Requisition ID: 22395

Other Locations: United States