Inertia is growing and we are looking for an Industrial Design Intern to join our product development team for a 4, 8 or 12 month placement. In the role, you will work closely with our amazing clients, engineers, designers and manufacturing team to deliver outstanding product design and customer experiences.

The Role

Reporting to a Senior Industrial Designer/Product Development Team Lead, the Industrial Design Intern will:

  • be a pillar for our design activities and in return we’ll help you establish yourself as an industrial designer and be a foundation for your design career
  • participate in many creative activities and day-to-day tasks that will support the engineering, design staff, and project leads, and contribute directly to projects
  • be expected to contribute ideas and solutions through sketching, model making, visual and verbal communications skills and 3D CAD modeling
  • participate in projects that are performed in a group, sometimes small, sometimes large where you are expected to contribute a positive and collaborative attitude

You may also:

  • perform product / market / user research
  • participate in customer meetings
  • collaborate with the Inertia team and vendors to ensure a seamless customer experience and outstanding results
  • other duties as may be assigned

Who we are looking for


  • are a current student in the field of Industrial Design who has successfully completed at least three years of your studies and you want real world experience
  • have strong competency in SolidWorks (solid and surface modeling), Photoshop and Illustrator
  • have empathy for users
  • have appreciation for production processes and materials
  • are enthusiastic, personable, flexible, have a can-do attitude and work well in diverse groups
  • are known to have a high standard of excellence, craftsmanship, and pride in your work
  • have work that earns praise from your peers and accolades from your professors; and a stunning portfolio to back it up

You are someone who:

  • defines your success by the results you produce and the value you bring to others you work with
  • wants to create your own opportunities and be responsible for your own experience where you work
  • listens intently and reacts with careful confidence and humility
  • prides yourself on your ability to visually organize, articulate, and communicate your thoughts
  • is the first to take on responsibility, the last to take credit (everyone gives it to you anyway)
  • has a proven ability to develop constructive relationships with all key internal and external partners
  • has the persistence and resourcefulness to overcome project obstacles and drive to resolution
  • can tactfully and effectively address concerns or conflicts openly within the team
  • can deal with uncertainty in a constructive manner and generate options for moving forward
  • wants to make a real and positive impact on the people around you and the world at large
  • does whatever it takes to get the job done. Without being asked.

Interested In Joining Our Team?

Our people are our single biggest advantage and we only hire truly talented and motivated people. We’ve built an amazing culture on a foundation of openness, service, and integrity. Not only is our employee engagement score consistently higher than 80% of OfficeVibe participating companies in over 90 countries, but we've also been recognized by our team as a Great Place to Workand as one of Canada's 2019 Best Places to Work!

If you’re interested in becoming part of our team, check out our company values. If you feel your values fit with ours, then we’re off to a great start...

What We Offer

Competitive compensation is just the start. At Inertia you will have the opportunity to create your own experience, build the kind of career you want, and help build the kind of company you want to be part of. You’ll be treated as a part of the team from day one. The best idea always wins, yours included.

We create truly unique products and outstanding customer experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to be a key part of the customer journey, from first contact to product delivery as Inertia works in all stages of the product development process.

We are big believers in continuous growth. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow, more than any company you’ve ever worked with – past interns tell us so.

Friendliness and smarts are not mutually exclusive at Inertia. You’ll work with world-class team members that are open, collaborative, friendly and even a little nutty at times.

About Inertia

Inertia is a world-class team of product design, engineering, and manufacturing experts, driven by results and obsessed with quality and customer service. We offer a full suite of product design services including design, prototyping, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management.

Our clients come from a wide range of industries, from medical to clean-tech, fitness to health and safety and consumer products. Ranging from start-ups to multinationals, our customers share the drive to develop innovative products. They recognize the value and capacity of Inertia to help them bring their ideas into reality, and into customers’ hands. The quality of our customers' products speak for themselves. See examples of our work here.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.