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MCJ Collective

Intern - Industrial Design



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
Lightship is the first American all-electric recreational vehicle manufacturer currently developing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer for the electric age. As the macro transition to an all-electric transportation ecosystem accelerates, Lightship is bringing the increased convenience and superior performance that electrification offers to a pastime enjoyed by over 11 million American families.
Honoring Diverse Perspectives
Lightship is committed to hiring and developing top talent from diverse backgrounds. We believe representing and supporting diverse groups is key to the success of our team members, customers, shareholders and the achievement of our mission and vision. We operate in a collaborative environment with a flat organizational structure and expect a high degree of integrity, autonomy and creativity from all members of the team.
About the Role
Lightship is seeking a talented Industrial Design Intern to join us in redefining the future of recreational vehicles. As an ID intern, you will take part in directly shaping the physical experience of our brand to our customers. You will work closely with ID, CMF, and 3D on various needs - across the exterior and interior - in various capacities. You will engage with cross-functional teams to solve challenges and bring exciting concepts to life and will be fully integrated into our process.


  • Work with the Lightship design team on a number of design opportunities across Interior, Exterior, and Accessories
  • Work through current phases of the design process, from concept through production
  • Use a variety of tools to explore and mature designs: Sketching, CAD, hands-on prototypes
  • Interface with 3D modelers, engineering, and cross-functional teams to help progress designs toward a production ready solution
  • The ability to drive projects with assistance from the ID team
  • Deliver quality work with a positive and respectful manner in a fast paced environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an Industrial Design (including softgoods focus), Transportation, Furniture, or Architecture program
  • Rising Senior or greater
  • Strong sense of curiosity and alignment with the design vision for our brand
  • Strong sense of form and aesthetic sensibilities represented in an outstanding portfolio (please be sure to link when applying)
  • Strong visual communication skills and problem solving abilities
  • Understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing processes
  • US citizen or qualified US work visa

Preferred Qualifications

  • A desire to work on interior related items with relevant product or automotive design experience
  • Cultural awareness around the outdoor space
  • Experience in working within all phases of the design process
Internship dates: Summer 2024
Employee Benefits & Philosophy - Applies to Full Time Employees only
- Healthcare, Dental, Vision
- 401k
- Flexible Paid Time Off - that we actually want you to use!
- 12 weeks paid parental leave
- $2,000 per year towards an RV trip of your own &/or professional development opportunities - we call this a LightTrip
Lightship offers all of its full time employees and their dependents full benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and covers 100% of the insurance premium. We are on a mission to create a more healthful all-electric experience for a pastime that millions of families enjoy and believe strongly that our team should not have to worry about quality healthcare for themselves or their loved ones along the way.