Internship Prototyping - speaker enclosure for vehicle doors

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Internship Prototyping - speaker enclosure for vehicle doors

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Want to play your part in the future of clean mobility?
Are you currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Automotive/Electrical/Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering and would you love to do your internship with our prototyping team? Then have a look!

Full-time · Helmond

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond
When: January/February 2023 (but can be discussed)
Domain: Prototying
Degree: Bachelor's degree

Who is Lightyear?
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenger® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

Which team will you become part of?
The internship assignment will fall under the prototyping team. At prototyping, we develop quick solutions to complex problems, support engineering teams with their designs by making validation parts or rigs, test setups.

Your personal mission
The goal of the assignment is to research and develop a prototype of an enclosure for
the speakers in the doors of the vehicle, in order to increase the sound quality. We would like you to conduct research and get a better understanding of how sound travels inside the door. When there is an understanding of the sound, you design an enclosure that can be mounted inside the door and will improve frequency response. You will build it and run tests/measurements to verify the results.

Requirements in order to achieve your personal mission
Be aware, being an intern at Lightyear isn’t just an internship. You’ll be approached as an actual employee and that requires some skills and being able to take responsibility. It’s key that you can relate to the following things:

  • You’ve proven that you’re strong both theoretically and pragmatic. For instance, you’ve been part of a student team (such as Hyperloop, Solar team, Robocup), did other extracurricular activities, worked in a start-up, you did an outstanding internship or you do sports at a semi-professional level. At Lightyear, we highly value this.

  • You are studying for your Bachelor's degree in Automotive/Electrical/Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering.

  • You have to do a regular internship with a duration of approx. 100 days (to be discussed).

  • You are familiar with CAD design.
  • You have research skills.
  • You are familiar with tools and building test rigs. 
  • You have the ability to work autonomously.
  • You have the ability to research and implement a prototype of the design.
  • You are socially open and not afraid to ask for support.
  • You are eager to learn.
  • You are proactive.
  • You have an agile approach.
  • You have a structured way of working.
  • And finally, you strongly identify yourself with our bigger mission: clean mobility for everyone.

What do we offer
In addition to a challenging internship you also have the opportunity to work for a company with a real, honest and ambitious mission. In this way you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the future of mobility! Next to this, we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence during your internship.
  • A multidisciplinary team of highly motivated and talented people you can learn from.
  • A certain internship allowance depending on your educational level.
  • In addition to a dynamic work environment, there is time for relaxation during our Friday afternoon drinks!

Are you up for the challenge? Then hit 'Apply now' (please make sure to have your CV ready in PDF).