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Looking for a Design Engineering related internship!

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Looking for a Design Engineering related internship!
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Posted: Nov 3, 2021 at 4:03 Quote
Hi guys!

I was wondering if you had any experience with companies that hire interns in the Design/Engineering field within the mountainbike and/or road bike industry. I've been looking for about a year now and are extremely passionate about the performance bike industry. Combine that with the dream to live abroad for a while, and you quickly end up in BC (or any other area in Canada//USA). If you have any tips, or contacts within the industry, please let me know as I would love to contact them.

A short bit of information about myself:

I am Daan, a 25 year old Integrated Product Design student at Delft University of Technology, based in The Netherlands. I have a BSc-degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the same university. I’ve got experience abroad as a R&D/CAD-engineer at a medical company, and before I start working I’d like more experience in other countries and industries by means of an internship in the performance bike industry. Start date and duration are flexible for me, I just really want this.

Please let me know if you want more information or just want to chat!

All the best and cheers,

Daan

Posted: Nov 8, 2021 at 10:20 Quote
Hey Daan, just happened to see your post, figured I'd give what information I can.

I did my BASc in Engineering in BC, briefly worked in medical device R&D, and did my capstone design project with a local mountain bike company. I work in a different industry now.

There are a few bike companies with BC offices: Live to Play Sports (Norco), Fox Factory (Race Face), and Rocky Mountain. Take a look at their websites and see if they've got any postings.

With a BSc you may be overqualified for an Engineering "intern" roles here, they're usually filled through undergrad "Co-op" programs at the local universities. But it's worth a try.

Good luck!

Posted: Nov 10, 2021 at 3:59 Quote
Hi!

Wow, sounds great! I've already contacted Norco and Rocky Mountain, but will contact Race Face as well. No openings for the first two at this moment, but I will continue to try.
Do you happen to know if any smaller/local mountain biking companies are open to interns as well? Doing an engineering internship in BC alone would be a dream.

Appreciate the help, thanks!

Cheers

Posted: Dec 2, 2021 at 10:56 Quote
Have you tried Chromag in Whistler ?

https://ca.chromagbikes.com/

Good Luck.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 1:55 Quote
Thanks! I've sent them a message. Whistler would be perfect.

Cheers

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