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Internship: Product Development (Design & Engineering, Manufacturing)
You will help develop Protei, the shape-shifting autonomous sailing robot from idea to product. You will take part in the whole process from concept, design, to rapid prototyping, testing at sea to optimizing for manufacturing, to shipping, distribution, to participating in large public presentations & demos. Your day to day job will be technical (Mechanical / Electrical Engineering / Product design) and require you to be fluent in English and Chinese in both daily and technical vocabulary. A large part of the work will also be research in design and sourcing part, interacting with retailers and factories in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. You will work closely with CEO Cesar HARADA with hands on fabrication, simple coding with Gabriella LEVINE, as well as 3D on the computer, sourcing parts, running errands and testing in the water. You will also take part in the birth of a vibrant global online-community passionate about the oceans and robotics.
Background in Mechanical Engineering, Physics / or/ Product Design with fabrication / hacking skills.
English and Chinese fluency ( technical and business vocabulary)
Required : 2D and 3D Softwares (Adobe CS5), Google docs / Microsoft Office.
Appreciated : Solid Works / 3DSmax / Maya / Inventor, Sketchup, Arduino, Proce55ing, HTML.
Research and Business basic skills (for sourcing parts, distribution)
Resourceful, Curious, fast learner, happy and fearless, mobile
Creative, Problem-solving minded
Detail oriented, focus capacity, courteous
Interest in sailing, environmental issues, robotics and innovative open technologies
About Protei Inc
Protei is an Open Hardware Shape Shifting Sailing Robot to study and clean the oceans. Initially invented by ex-MIT Project leader Cesar Harada to combat the BP oil spill in the gulf of Mexico, it has become one of the most prominent Open Hardware innovation for the Environment. Protei is set to revolutionize sailing technologies, remote oceanography and ocean cleaning powered by a large international community of environmentalists and makers. Please watch our TED Talk : http://tinyurl.com/ProteiTEDTalk
Oct 1 : Deadline to apply
Oct 6 : If we have not contacted you by then, we are sorry, you have not been selected.
Oct 7 -14 : Interviews
Oct 15 : start of internship
April 2014 : End of internship. Possibility of employment following internship.
Send us an email telling us about YOU, and explaining WHY you want to apply for this internship; attach your CV.