Though we love having interns join us in Portland, our internships have temporarily moved virtual.

Passionate about what comes next

We wouldn’t be where we are today without mentorship throughout our careers. Our internship program provides the next generation of designers with active professional experience and a team dedicated to helping them find what’s next.

How to Apply

Are you highly curious, a compelling storyteller, and equally happy thinking as well as making?

Evolve is collaborative by design, which creates an ideal environment for you to work on a range of projects and develop your skills by learning from some of the best in the industry.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We believe that true innovation is a result of diverse perspectives, and encourage designers from all backgrounds to apply. Evolve is a committed equal opportunity employer. We hire without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We believe that true innovation is a result of diverse perspectives, and encourage designers from all backgrounds to apply. Evolve is a committed equal opportunity employer. We hire without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Let’s make something meaningful.

Internships at Evolve provide broad exposure across multiple product and service categories. You will be actively involved in live project work ranging from tactical product-to-market projects through to strategic design programs focused on future innovation.

Let’s make something meaningful.

Internships at Evolve provide broad exposure across multiple product and service categories. You will be actively involved in live project work ranging from tactical product-to-market projects through to strategic design programs focused on future innovation.

What to expect.

Exposure to a range of design tools and processes: hands-on sketching, prototyping and thinking through making. Uncovering insights and generating concepts to help us drive projects forward.

Internships at Evolve are mutually beneficial, we look forward to learning about your past experiences and providing opportunities for you to learn and grow.

What to expect.

Exposure to a range of design tools and processes: hands-on sketching, prototyping and thinking through making. Uncovering insights and generating concepts to help us drive projects forward.

Internships at Evolve are mutually beneficial, we look forward to learning about your past experiences and providing opportunities for you to learn and grow.

Evolve took a chance on me at a time my portfolio wasn’t as deserving. I left my internship both grateful and confident in my journey as a designer.

— Ephrem, Product Design Internship, 2015

26 interns and counting...

We’ve hosted interns from the following schools:
University of Cincinnati DAAP Co-op, ArtCenter College of Design, Portland State University, University of Wuppertal, University of Oregon, and Carleton University.

We asked our past interns what they thought of their internship experience was like at evolve in three words.

Inspiring.
Immersive.
Caffeinated.

Stefan

Industrial Design

2015

Inspiring.
Immersive.
Caffeinated.

Stefan

Industrial Design

2015

Inspiring.
Immersive.
Caffeinated.

Stefan

Industrial Design

2015

Inspiring.
Immersive.
Caffeinated.

Stefan

Industrial Design

2015

Inspiring.
Immersive.
Caffeinated.

Sarah

Communication Design

2020

Inspiring.
Immersive.
Caffeinated.

Marcus

Communication Design

2020

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Things that are important to us

Visualizing your ideas

You must be able to generate and communicate your ideas beyond a verbal/ written medium. (All levels of physical or digital sketching will be considered.)

Telling stories about your work

You must be able to build context around your ideas (people, place, culture, trends) and communicate using simple presentation tools.

Beyond your work samples

We are looking for candidates that connect with our vision and approach to design. Our core values of Love, Optimism, Humility, Responsibility and Play guide our approach and our relationships. Tell us what they mean to you!

How to Apply?

To apply you must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of accredited University in Industrial, Communications, UX Design, or Design Research / Strategy.

You must attach a portfolio, process samples, or a link to an online personal website that demonstrates your experience in Design. We would love for you to submit a cover letter that describes your goals for your internship with us and a current resume (CV).

 

Now accepting applications for our Summer 2021 internship

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Internship timing and application window

Spring 2021 Term

January – April

Accepting applications September 20th

Decision by October 12th

Summer 2021 Term

May – August

Accepting applications February 10th

Decision by March 3rd

Fall 2021 Term

September – December

Accepting applications July 1st

Decision by July 22nd

Any Questions? We hear these a lot…

What is an interns role at evolve?

We don’t believe in ‘intern’ projects. At Evolve, from day one you are a member of the team. You’ll work alongside designers and directors and we’ll do our best to offer a range of experiences, working on different types of projects and across different teams.

What is a mentor?

You will be assigned a mentor during your internship. They will guide you, and be there for you if you have questions or challenges. Your mentor will also dedicate time to work with you on achieving your professional and personal goals.

What kinds of projects does Evolve work on?

We are proud to call ourselves generalists. We have developed our process working across many industries and categories such as: healthcare, finance, outdoors & active, medical products, technology, mobility, education and many more!

How often do you hire interns?

We typically hire interns for fall, spring ,and summer.

What is your company culture like?

We believe in a good work / life balance, we don’t expect our team to be working late every night. We are a friendly, laid back group, we love to eat lunch together, listen to music in the studio, and sometimes escape to the coast for a cheeky beach day. Once a month we set aside time to close our laptops, hang out with each other, share some recent projects and say cheers to a job well done.

What are virtual internships like?

Though we are not in the studio much right now, we still connect and collaborate as though we were. We love virtual tools like Google Meet and Miro, and while they’ll never replace an in-person work session, they have been pretty amazing in keeping our work collaborative.

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