Internship - Prototype Design

Part time |
Location:Ventura Headquarters

General Summary:

Partnering with the Product Innovation Team, the Prototype Design Intern will support teams with projects ranging from material mockups, construction prototypes, to complete full garments. In conjunction with the team, this person will lead the maintenance and further elevate the archival needs of the workshop (The Forge).

She/he will gain an understanding of the best-in class product creation process, concept ideation, product sustainability ethos and our mission statement.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with the Innovation design team and Product Technician to support with mockups and/or complete product.

  • Gain an understanding of building products in house and ways o better improve manufacturing.

  • Organization of all raw materials within our facilities and further improvement of cataloging.

  • Self starting personality looking to actively support the Product Innovation team in all aspects.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.

  • Possesses an innate ability of order and organization.

  • Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment.

  • Participation and understanding of the sports that the Company produces products for.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • College degree in progress, preferably in product design, material research, sewing.

  • Experience with sewing machines.

  • Extreme attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and written, with a wide variety of people.

  • Self-starting personality.

  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines.

Employee Conduct:

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Internship Notes:

All applicants must be returning to school in the fall of 2017. This is a paid internship at Patagonia, the duration of which will depend on the student’s school calendar.  Patagonia will also provide financial support for summer housing and temporary relocation to the area.

This job posting will remain active until March 1st, 2017.

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