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Welcome to our design pioneer programme and design internship page!

Design Pioneer Programme & Internship at A’ Design Award
With so many applications each year, we are now accepting interns at A’ Design Award via Design Pioneer Programme that you could apply yourself. To democratize the process and give equal opportunity to designers worldwide we have created an online application that you could complete to become an intern at A’ Design Award.

A’ Design Award interns will learn about Design Research, Design Communication, Design Marketing, Design Value Creation and Advanced Design and furthermore will have mentoring and support from one of A’ Design Awards’ managerial team.

If you are a young designer looking on ways to improve your design capabilities, design thinking as well as your design business skillset, you will greatly enjoy the A’ Design Awards internship program. We have only three spots available at each week so be sure to fill the application throughout and fully.

A’ Design Award internship offers opportunities of professional and personal growth and enable you to use what you’ve learned, expand your knowledge and benefit from invaluable on-the-job experience. If you are interested in working hands-on on relevant and current topics, and meanwhile supported in your development path both as a professional and as a person, you will enjoy this program as you get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way.

We’re interested in individuals who have a demonstrated passion for design and a desire to create design driven value. A’ Design Award accepts a limited number of interns, constrained by the number of interns at any given week. To be considered for A’ Design Award internship program, there are no limitations for age, sex, nationality or education, however we require all interns to be interested in design and design business.

By becoming an intern at A’ Design Award, you will:

  1. Get an exclusive A’ Design Award Certificate for Internship, printed and framed for you.
  2. Get A signed reference letter from your assigned mentor at A’ Design Award.
  3. Get 3+ A' Design Award Nomination Tickets that could be distributed to your friends or used by you.
  4. Get an invitation to our Gala-Night in Italy, after the results are announced.*
  5. You will receive a miniature golden A’ Design Award trophy as a memento.
  6. You will receive a hard-copy edition of the Annual A’ Design Award Winners Yearbook.
  7. Improve your Design Research Capacity : Lookout for design trends, new and recent design concepts, discover design masters and follow latest developments in the design scene.
  8. Improve your Design Communication Skills: Learn how to describe, present and communicate designs, view and follow best practices for design communication.
  9. Improve your Design Marketing Abilities : Learn how to market, advertise and publicize design, discover direct and indirect marketing techniques, understand push and pull marketing.
  10. Improve your Design Value Creation: Develop and delve into a design oriented state of mind to create new and innovative products with unique, original or augmented value propositions.
  11. Improve your Advanced Design Capabilities: Reflect and invest your intellectual capacity for developing designful processes and procedures for value added creation.
  12. Get Free Design Mentoring : Each and every intern will be assigned one of A’ Design Awards’ managerial staff who will provide additional mentoring and consultancy once a week.
  13. Enjoy Italy, enjoy Italian food, travel, discover and explore. Probably the best Design Internship in Italy!
  14. Boost your resume by including your internship, plus in some cases, internship could count towards academic credits or requirements, we especially welcome Erasmus programme interns.
  15. Having an internship at A’ Design Award is a thrilling opportunity to gain exposure to a working and designful lifestyle!

Duration: You can apply for very short term (4 weeks), short term (6 weeks), medium term (8 weeks) or long term (10 weeks). You can start your internship on any week as long as we have space.

Location: You will complete your internship at Como / Italy, 45 minutes to Milano. See our Como travel guide here, you will absolutely love Como.

How to Apply? It is easy. Create and complete an A’ Design Award profile if you do not have one already, your profile photo is required together with CV. One your profile is complete, click the APPLY NOW button below. You will be asked to agree to programme terms and conditions.

 


Disclaimer: You need an A' Design Award profile before you could apply. Travel and accommodation costs are not covered for participation to the Gala-Night. Applicants are responsible for visa fees as well as medical and travel insurance. 3+; we will give you 3 professional nomination tickets, plus some more digital edition nomination tickets based on how many weeks your programme was.


Ciao! Do you know anyone else who would be interested in doing a design intership in Italy? Please forward this page to your friends, colleauges, students! You can apply together with a friend!

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The Design Award Design Pioneer Program is a great way to expand your horizon, to gain insights, experience as well as to spend good time traveling abroad! By participating you are also going to have 3 nomination tickets that could push you and your name as a designer.
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