Position: Footwear Materials Development Intern
Company: New Balance
Location: Lawrence MA US
As the Footwear Materials Development Intern, you will assist the Materials Development team as they support the performance footwear designers & developers.
Provide library support such as locating materials or vendor catalogs, organization library wares and displays, and guiding our product team members as they use the library
Support the materials designer in preparing seasonal trend presentations and palettes
KEY CUSTOMERS: Product Development
MEASURES OF SUCCESS: By the end of the internship you will have gained a solid understanding of how footwear materials are created, produced, and implemented within our performance footwear product
REPORTING STRUCTURE: Materials Development Lead Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS: A strong interest in footwear… materials, design, construction, and/or manufacturing. Enrolled in a Bachelors program in one of the following or related fields: industrial design, apparel design, textile science, or fine arts OR recent completion of such a degree. Proficient Mac computer skills including Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word, Powerpoint. Excellent communication and organizational skills. You have an outgoing personality, and are comfortable speaking to all types of personalities. Self motivated Comfortable in a busy environment
Our Benefit Offerings:
We’re happy to provide traditional benefits, but to us, the greatest benefit of working at New Balance is taking advantage of additional programs that will enhance your life at work and at home as you grow with our business. Our benefits, at a glance, include: 401k plan with employer match Generous vacation package and paid holidays Paid time off to volunteer in the community Fitness Reimbursement Program Discounted Health Club Memberships Corporate Gift Matching 40% associate discount
Your Career Development:
While the company looks to achieve strategic goals, each associate is encouraged to take ownership and mold their development process as they conquer their personal aspirations. To guide you in the process we offer traditional and nontraditional development opportunities, including mentor programs, to help you move your body or career, in which our executives participate as mentors. We also offer customized team sessions, on and off-site seminars and tuition reimbursement.
New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.
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