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Product Design Engineering Intern

Internships at Humane in San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

Humane’s Product Design Engineering team is responsible for ideating, designing, engineering new classes of devices that will fundamentally change the way we interact with computers.  The PD team is integral in defining products. We work closely with industrial designers, hardware engineers, software engineers, and interaction designers to bring our ideas to life.  We value creativity and breaking down barriers. We iterate, iterate and iterate again until it’s right.  We seek passionate individuals who aren’t afraid to step outside their comfort zone.  As a Product Design Engineering Intern, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the rest of the world-class design and hardware teams to engineer and execute the Humane product vision. 

2023 Internship Program Dates: May/June-August/September 2023. Final dates based on student schedule.

What You Might Do

  • Work closely with our PD and ID teams to design and build up prototypes to quickly validate concepts
  • Use 3D CAD to design and model parts and components for a brand new consumer device
  • Create detailed 2D Drawings for parts and assemblies for fabrication by our vendor partners 
  • Design and conduct experiments and use technical analysis to help drive design decisions

Essential Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree (Bachelors or Masters) in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or Product Design Engineering
  • Experience using 3D CAD (NX preferred) to design mechanical components and assemblies
  • Passion and experience in building and prototyping
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to present to a large technical and non-technical audience

Preferred Skills

  • Experience building consumer products
  • Knowledgeable about a wide variety of materials, and scalable manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with machine tools and prototyping equipment (3D printers, laser cutters, mills, etc.)
  • Experience in industrial design, human interaction design, or graphic design

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

Humane currently has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy in place for all individuals who enter any Humane space, subject to the exemptions as required by law. Please do not disclose vaccination status unless requested by our Health & Wellness Coordinator. Thank you. 

At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.

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