Intern - Industrial Design

Department: Design and Research
Office: Ableton AG / Germany / Berlin

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Your mission

Ableton is looking for an industrial design student to join its hardware team in Berlin for a paid internship of up to six months.

The Hardware team is developing the next generation of Ableton products. You will support them in trying to understand problems and find solutions for musicians. For design students this is a chance to work on real projects and get involved in all steps of the design process from prototyping to final production.

Ableton is committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and providing equal opportunity throughout our recruitment process.

Your tasks

  • Solve industrial design problems within an international team
  • Work closely with designers in UX, UI and ID and engineers across departments
  • Perform tasks including sketching ideas, 3D modelling, rendering, 2D drawings
  • Work independently on small projects such as product accessories
  • Create design models and prototypes in our workshop
  • Create models with Ableton’s in-house CAM software and CNC machines
  • Find opportunities to improve results or processes

Your profile

  • A portfolio that demonstrates good design results and an approach that considers more than just how things look
  • A desire to ask questions and learn
  • The ability to discuss, critique and communicate designs
  • A passion for music
  • Currently a minimum 4th semester student studying in a relevant field
  • Experience in model making
  • Experience in 3D Software like Rhinoceros or Solidworks


  • You speak fluent English
  • You can relocate to Berlin, Germany
  • You value interacting with people in a respectful, open way
  • Music is important to you

What makes you stand out

  • You make or are interested in making music yourself
  • You can contribute with fresh perspectives on design
  • Experience from other design disciplines: UI, graphic design, textiles, etc.
  • Experience with rendering and animation

Sounds like a great opportunity?

If you would like to join our team please apply by sending us a cover letter with some information about yourself and how you would contribute to the team, as well as a PDF with examples of your previous work. The internship will start on October 1st, 2018. Please also let us know if you would have any issues starting then.

About Ableton

Here at Ableton, we come from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. What connects us is the shared belief that each of us has the skills and knowledge to contribute to something big: helping to shape the future of music culture.

We’re passionate about what we do, and equally as passionate about improving who we are. We work hard to foster an environment in which people can grow both personally and professionally. We believe that diverse groups of people make better teams. We’re committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and providing equal opportunity throughout our recruitment process.

With us, you’ll work in a relaxed but dynamic environment, surrounded by people who love music and technology. You’ll be creatively challenged, encouraged to develop and improve, and you’ll become part of an expanding, diverse company.

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