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On-Road Design Intern

Posted on mar 8, 2024 Full time R22208
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.


On-Road division of Polaris Industries (Indian Motorcycle & Slingshot) is currently seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and driven industrial design intern for the European studio in Burgdorf, Switzerland.   We are looking for candidates with a strong creative talent in developing unique design concepts in a fast paced, creative environment.   Candidate must have practical problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions that create meaningful user experiences. Candidates should be familiar with the basic working knowledge of the vehicles, possess strong attention to detail, and the ability to communicate ideas through outstanding visualization skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                         

  • Intern will experience real world scenario by supporting On-Road production programs for the global market.
  • Propose unique problem-solving ideas and generate multiple creative design concepts that captures the brand and pushes the envelope.
  • Excellent time management, organization & prioritization skills required to handle multiple production projects simultaneously within tight timelines and meet deadlines.
  • Support and report to senior industrial design staffs.


  • Currently enrolled in an Industrial Design program from a recognized design school required
  • 0-3 years experience 
  • A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear design process and is visually appealing.
  • Meticulous attention to details and great form development.
  • Strong visual communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Proficient in 2D and 3D design visualization tools (Photoshop, Painter, Sketchbook, etc.)
  • Self-motivated, analytical, and artistic. 
  • Passionate about motorcycles and Powersports.
  • Good team player
  • MUST Possess an EU OR Swiss Passport


  • Team-based, collaborative, fast-paced, office/studio environment 

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.