Intern - Industrial Design

Ableton AG k

Berlin, Germany

Jul 12
Job Description

Ableton is looking for an industrial design student to join its hardware team in Berlin for a paid internship of up to six months.

The Hardware team is developing the next generation of Ableton products. You will support the them in trying to understand problems and find solutions for musicians. For design students this is a chance to work on real projects and get involved in all steps of the design process from prototyping to final production.

Ableton is committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and providing equal opportunity throughout our recruitment process.


Solve industrial design problems within an international team
Work closely with designers in UX, UI and ID and engineers across departments
Perform tasks including sketching ideas, 3D modelling, rendering, 2D drawings
Work independently on small projects such as product accessories
Create design models and prototypes in our workshop
Create models with Ableton’s in-house CAM software and CNC machines
Find opportunities to improve results or processes


A portfolio that demonstrates good design results and an approach that considers more than just how things look
A desire to ask questions and learn
The ability to discuss, critique and communicate designs
A passion for music
Currently a minimum 4th semester student studying in a relevant field
Experience in model making
Experience in 3D Software like Rhinoceros or Solidworks
What makes you stand out
You make or are interested in making music yourself
You can contribute with fresh perspectives on design
Experience from other design disciplines: UI, graphic design, textiles, etc.
Experience with rendering and animation


You speak fluent English
You can relocate to Berlin, Germany
You value interacting with people in a respectful, open way
Music is important to you

How to apply

If you would like to join our team please apply by sending us a cover letter with some information about yourself and how you would contribute to the team, as well as a PDF with examples of your previous work. The internship will start on October 1st 2018. Please also let us know if you would have any issues starting then.


Ableton AG

Ableton makes Live – software for composing, recording and performing music – used by hundreds of thousands of musicians worldwide. In 2013 we introduced Push, a hardware instrument for intuitive music-making. With these products we are at the leading edge of a long tradition of instrument makers. From the smallest bedroom studios to the world’s biggest stages, music-makers of all styles, skill levels and genres rely on Ableton for the tools that inspire their creativity. Since its founding in 1999, Ableton has grown steadily while remaining owner-managed. Today our team is made up of 310 individuals, from 40 countries, divided between our headquarters in Berlin, Pasadena, Los Angeles and our Tokyo office. Many of us are active musicians, producers, DJs, artists and performers. While some of us have PhDs, others are completely self-taught, and most of us are somewhere in between. If you are excited by the prospect of enabling musical expression through technology, join us.