Design - Summer Internship

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Global Innovation and Technology Centre, Back Lane, Melbourn SG8 6DP, GB


Company description

About us

The deadline for applications for this role is 24th April 2023.

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

Power Your Curiosity at PA

Joining us as an intern is the next step in starting your career. Whether you’re coming from a specialist background or from an unrelated subject, we want you to be bold, stay curious and dive into the opportunities we have to offer.

Our People Make a Difference

If you want a balance of design, technology, commercial and real-world applications, coupled with an opportunity to work across a broad range of industry sectors, then this might be what you have been looking for.

At PA Consulting we have a unique combination of industry expertise and design capability. At our dedicated Global Innovation Technology Centre in Cambridge UK, we develop award-winning, insights led products with the user in mind and helping clients understand and use technology to create new products and services.

During your weeks as an intern at PA, you’ll learn some of what it takes to be a top-notch designer. You’ll be coached and guided by experts and have countless opportunities to broaden your experience on challenging projects and programmes.

Whatever you work on, you’ll be part of the team and free to build your networks, both here at PA and far beyond.

A career at PA is what you make of it — so power your curiosity and prepare to make an impact .


What we're looking for

  • You’ll be on track to gain a degree in product/ industrial design
  • Proficient design skills, ideally with experience in one or more of user research, design thinking, model making, 3D modelling, illustration, sketching, rendering, visualisation
  • Are user-focussed to build empathy and understanding and insights driven
  • Are curious and want to broaden their understanding of the world
  • Can be adaptable and able to flex their style and thinking
  • Are collaborative and work at their best in dynamic teams
  • Are driven to succeed — and help others achieve the same
  • Are open to change and have a growth mindset
  • Are hungry for new challenges

This role is open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of university. If you intend to return to university after the internship to complete an MSc, you will also be eligible for this position.

The Offer

  • Our areas of expertise include: User insights gathering, product development and iteration, physical and digital prototyping, design thinking, concept generation, ideation and visualisation, presenting compelling visions, etc
  • You will use your talent and experience across a range of design and development tasks for products that are physical and digital and how these interact with the user journey and user experiences
  • You will work in a talented and collaborative multi disciplinary team that provides insight into best practice product development
  • You will contribute to the design and build of solutions using the best suited technologies for the problem we are trying to solve
  • Your work will be based in our Global Technology and Innovation Centre in Melbourn, Cambridge
  • Full time
  • This role will start on Monday 26th June 2023 – for 8 weeks.
  • Salary: Competitive

Additional information

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on .

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