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Internship: Studio Blue Industrial Design - Moon Township, PA




Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Title: Studio Blue Industrial Design Intern

Eaton’s Studio Blue (Human-Centered Design Center of Excellence) is currently seeking an Industrial Design intern to join our team for the Summer 2024 semester (May – August 2024). This

position is based at our Moon Township, PA location (Pittsburgh area)

About Eaton

Eaton is a power management company made up of over 99,000 employees, with business in more than 175 countries. Our energy-efficient products and services help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely, and sustainably.Eaton’s diverse product line includes electric vehicle chargers, smart home devices, circuit breakers, transformers, and more. Eaton technology keeps power-critical infrastructure for airports, hospitals, factories, data centers, vehicles, and electrical grids operational. Our products and services impact millions of people every day, and our customers depend on us to help solve incredibly complex power management challenges..

What you’ll do:

About Studio Blue

Our team, Studio Blue, is responsible for growing the practice of Human-Centered Design at Eaton. We function as an internal design consultancy, collaborating with Eaton teams around the world. Through our expertise in design thinking, industrial design, and digital user experience design we are working to make Eaton a more design-minded company.

Eaton is over 100 years old and many of its products and processes are rooted in industrial manufacturing. Studio Blue is central to the modernization and digital transformation of the company. Every day, we help sales, engineering, marketing and other internal teams create meaningful experiences for users with connected services, hardware, and software. It is an exciting time to be a creative professional at Eaton. Every contribution we make has a significant impact on the future of the company, and the opportunities for innovation are never-ending!

Essential Functions

  • Use traditional industrial design methods of discovery, communication, and documentation to identify problems, develop solutions, and work with development partner teams to develop products for volume
  • production and commercialization.
  • Sketching, building, prototyping, 3D parametric CAD modeling, creating digital renderings, and executing graphic design layouts.
  • Identify product design opportunities through human-centered discovery and research methods.
  • Inspire product teams to push the boundaries past common solutions focusing on human-centered design recommendations.
  • Translate research and business plans into product solutions that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Execute across all project phases from early discovery and research through detailed visual design documentation.
  • Assist in planning Design Thinking workshops across a diverse group of businesses and product lines (training will be provided).
  • Collaborate closely with other human-centered designers, engineers, and business professionals to guide products through the delivery process.
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue with your manager and senior team members to give and receive constructive feedback that will drive your performance and growth.



  • You have completed at least 2 years of an undergraduate program or are currently enrolled in a graduate program studying industrial design.
  • You have foundational training in hand sketching, digital communication, and a portfolio that demonstrates knowledge of industrial design and user research.
  • While you have a focus on physical products, you also have an interest in digital UI (User Interface) design.
  • You are located or willing to relocate (assistance available) to the Pittsburgh, PA area for the duration of the internship experience.
  • You have access to transportation to our Cherrington, Moon Township office.
  • You must be able to work in the United States on a permanent and ongoing basis without requiring company sponsorship.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.


  • You're a strategic thinker and you know how to imagine and communicate future scenarios.
  • You're a team player and skilled at collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • You engage in open dialogue, communicate effectively and you're on your way to becoming a confident presenter.
  • You handle ambiguity and constructive feedback with poise. You're interested in personal growth opportunities.
  • You’re empathetic, curious, and innovative. You put people at the center of the problem-solving process.
  • You can handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, providing deliverables through completion and on time.
  • You have basic proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred. Experience with digital whiteboards and remote collaboration is a plus.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

There are always exceptions and variations to these criteria, so if you think you're qualified for the role, please don't hesitate to apply.

Working with Studio Blue

Most of our Studio Blue Americas team is based in Pittsburgh with several teammates dispersed across the United States. While we have a physical office, we also collaborate remotely. We require interns to be in the office three days a week with some flexibility, and we expect all team members to be available during core working hours (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) in Eastern Standard Time. Occasionally, we attend meetings during non-standard hours to stay connected with the Studio Blue APAC team based in Shanghai. This team provides design consulting services to Eaton teams across the Asia Pacific region.

The industrial design team is highly collaborative with lots of opportunity to work with other design disciplines, and we are always iterating on and improving our strategy and processes. We work hard and have high standards. We also respect the importance of celebrating wins and encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Eaton values learning and growth and empowers its employees to invest in themselves.

If you’re interested in joining a team of problem-solvers who are applying design expertise to infrastructure-level challenges and shifting culture by encouraging and building empathy, creativity, and innovation at an enterprise scale, then Studio Blue is the right team for you.

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