Looking for an Industrial Design Internship this Fall? Head to Kohler!

Perhaps one of the most recognized names in sanitaryware and plumbing, Kohler is named after its founder John Michael Kohler, and also shares its name with the city it was founded in… Kohler, Wisconsin. Known for their world-class plumbing, the company was founded in 1873, and is responsible for many revolutionary plumbing solutions, including the drinking fountain, with the bubbling valve that allowed water to shoot vertically. As a privately-held family-run company, Kohler prides itself in being led by visionaries who believe in the power of great design. Responsible for creating some incredibly memorable products like the Kohler Kallista Grid faucet (above), Kohler has an incredibly design-forward framework, and is looking for an Industrial Design Intern to join their lead design team in Kohler, Wisconsin.

The Opportunity

Bold. Conservation. Are you drawn to beautiful designs and innovative technologies that help us live smarter easier lives with greater sustainability? Join the Kitchen & Bath
group and be involved in the development of revolutionary products like the Karbon™ kitchen faucet; the DTV™ showering system that integrates water music steam and chromatherapy; and unique Nature’s Chemistry™ lavatories and kitchen sinks crafted from rich organic materials. Be part of the Kohler team and influence the next generation of kitchen and bath design!

Bring your passion for excellence to Kohler and build your future with an innovative organization. For more than 130 years we’ve been providing timeless style lasting quality and limitless potential to customers as well as our associates. We offer exciting challenges excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. Consider joining a team where you are recognized for your technical contributions to new products leadership and contributions! Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity

Timeframe of 2019 Internship: End of August/early September thru December

Key Responsibilities

To participate as a member of the Industrial Design staff in the research, concept development, and design of products for the kitchen and bath.

• Participate in problem-solving exercises with the Industrial Design staff and/or project teams.
• Contribute in concept development through sketching, CAID, and construction of mockups.
• Assist designers with model making.
• Assist in presentation preparation which will include mounting of drawings/renderings and construction of presentation stands, etc.

Relationships and Contacts
Supervisory Relationships: Reports to Lead Industrial Designer or other Industrial Designers as project requires.


Education and Experience
Junior or Senior Level in accredited school or college of industrial design (working towards Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science) with academic emphasis on product industrial design.

Course work on graphic design is helpful. Relevant work experience in industrial design, graphic design,engineering, or architecture is helpful.

How To Apply

Please submit your Portfolio in PDF or a link to your online portfolio/website, along with Resume. Due to size limitations, you may need to upload multiple attachments.


Kohler (Wisconsin), USA

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