PAID Fall Mechanical Design Engineering Internship

Company Overview

Swope Design Solutions

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Swope Design Solutions is a rapidly growing mechanical engineering and product design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in consumer products, medical devices, and robotics. From napkin sketches to high-volume production, we have expertise in all areas of product development. We utilize our in-house machine shop capabilities to create an ideal problem solving environment for our team. Our design and rapid prototyping process strikes the perfect balance that allows us to quickly arrive at solutions. This enables our engineers to efficiently converge on solutions to our client’s biggest problems.

We are looking for an exceptional Mechanical Design Engineering Intern. The person we are looking for is someone who is handy and who is excited to have a job at a design firm where they can get a feel for what daily life in a design firm is like, while helping out and getting some great work experience. While every project may not be glamorous, there will be some opportunities for helping with client projects and learning a little bit about how a design consulting company operates (hint, it's crazy).

Job Categories

  • Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
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Job Duties

- Purchasing office supplies
- Shipping
- Contribute to internally incubated projects
- Automate SLA 3D printer quoting
- Design a doors closed and locked sensor and display system
- Build a database of vendors
- Social media planning and posting
- Organize tools and write procedures for maintaining organization
- Help with RapID Lab projects
- Build a rotary table for the laser welder
- Product teardowns
- Review legal documentation in place
- Stock audit, cleanout, and labeling
- Build a leak tester
- Attend meetings and meet potential clients
- Run a series of tests to compare different mold release agents
- Silicone and injection molding
- Document project materials and return to clients
- Auto shop door closer
- Smart display for machine shop schedule
- Add metadata to all McMaster parts
- And much much more

- 3D printing
- Welding
- Mold making
- SolidWorks
- What Engineers do all day
- What Industrial Designers do all day

- Excellent and valuable work skills
- Mad props
- Great stuff on your resume
- A job for next summer and maybe beyond!
- Friends for life
- Street cred
- A bunch of laughs
- A few muscles

Job Requirements

- Mechanical Engineering or Product Design engineering student
- A responsible self-starter

Skills/Experience Preferred




Hours are ~ 9:30am - 6:00 pm Monday -- Friday, but flexible if schedules need to shift, Timing: 6-9 months

Resume Required


Cover letter Required


Other Application Requirements

Don't go crazy with a cover letter, but if you feel that there is something special about you as a candidate, feel free to let us know.