Design Intern & Apprentice Manager
Brighton, MA 
Posted 17 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Who We Are:

Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.


  • Manage the Pensole Academy and New Balance Designing with Sole design workshop a several weeks long master class. Engage with Pensole Academy in the early selection process of applicants to the New Balance/Pensole Academy annual design workshop.
  • Engage and advise Pensole Academy in the development and application of the specialized syllabus the students will be following.
  • Meet with the students at specified intersections during the course of the design workshop to provide supplemental instruction related to footwear design at New Balance.
  • Join the judges panel which critiques the students team projects and selects the winners of various awards at the end of the workshop event. Work with the Sr. Directors of Design to select the finalists from the student pool who will join New Balance for a year-long apprenticeship with the New Balance Foundry.
  • Manage the selected apprentices for the program duration, likely one year.
  • Work with Sr. Design Directors and Design Operations to develop onboarding programs for the students joining NB for one-year apprenticeships.
  • Manage all Design Interns and Apprentices.
  • Create and attend on-boarding meetings for the apprentices to network within the New Balance product community for first 90 days each.
  • Teach courses on basic skills such as sketching and technical packing. Produce lifestyle or performance shoe designs for go to market concepts.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Industrial Design, or related field and two years of work experience in the job offered or related field of footwear design.

  • Two years of experience in footwear design and sketching

  • Two years of experience in engineering drawing software including Illustrator, Rhino and Photoshop

  • Two years of experience in 3D molding

  • Two years of tooling experience including MODO design

  • Two years of hand and illustrator sketching and specing experience

  • Two years of experience with presenting designs and concepts through sketching. Must also have two years of flat sketching experience.

Position located in Boston, MA

Remote work benefit available within normal commuting distance from office location during any period of COVID-related office closure. A hybrid approach longer term with working from home within normal commuting distance two days a week.

Our Benefits:

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as well as dental, vision, life insurance and 401K. We also proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks - opportunities like online learning and development courses, tuition reimbursement, $100 monthly student loan support and various mentorship programs - that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You'll also enjoy a yearly $1,000 lifestyle reimbursement, 4 weeks of vacations, 12 holidays and generous parental leave, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword - it's part of our culture.

Flexible Work Schedule:

New Balance is committed to creating a culture that allows our associates to do their best work. Ourcorporatework-from-home policy does not mandate an arbitrary number of days in-office. Instead, we've designed a flexible hybrid model that empowers individual teams by letting the type of work dictate where it will most effectively be performed. We are capitalizing on this unique opportunity to evolve how we work based on efficiency, productivity, and the well-being of our associates.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.


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As soon as possible
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