Designer (Intern)

Strategic Design Scenarios - Brussels, Belgium

without deadline

Tasks: Communication, Education, Management

Topics: Empower & Participate, Public Space & Landscape

Type: Full-time, Internship

Experience required:

Language: Local language(s) needed

Strategic Design Scenarios – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
without deadline


SDS is a design lab specialised in public and sustainable innovation, strategic design, scenario building and co-design with users. We conduct field work, action-research, and training activities. We work both on the present and on the future(s), and both at local and meta level.

Concretely, at SDS we:

  • implement action-research on new behaviours and sustainable consumption
  • work with policy makers to improve and transform, through design methodologies, policy making and public services
  • build scenarios of sustainable ways of living at the horizon of 2030-2050 at European, national, regional and local levels
  • imagine new product-service systems for sustainable lifestyles
  • make visualisation of innovative solutions to support social conversation with potential users
  • put forward field work to meet social innovators
  • organise workshops of co-design with stakeholders and users
  • support cities who wish to implement greater participatory democracy
  • and so much more.

We’re looking for design students who care (for people, for the planet, for democracy and for the future) for an internship of minimum of 5 to 6 months and up to 1 year (Starting in March/April 2023).

Interns at SDS take part to the on-going projects, depending on the period: from consultancy for strategic design to forecasting exercises, co-design with users, case study of social innovation, etc. In the follow up of those projects, the students here are involved in conception of new tools and methods, writing, video editing, interviews, debriefing of workshop, visualization, etc.


You need to know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc. but also Powerpoint and Word. Knowledge in video editing and animation (Final Cut Pro, After effect) is a plus. Interns who are able to draw are appreciated as well (we’re not talking about industrial design sketches but quick drawings of systems and people).


You need to be comfortable at engaging conversations with people in general. You need to have a critical mind and dare to disrupt. You’re not shy when it comes to interacting with people you don’t know. You know when to speak up and you always challenge design briefs.


You need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in French and be able to work in English.

For more details, please contact Selam Mebrahtu K.M :

More information here.

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