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Uncharted Play is looking for talent Answered

The creators of the SOCCKET, the first energy-harvesting soccer ball, are currently seeking creative thinkers with engineering backgrounds for our our 12-week Product Development Internship Program. All associates will be working on Uncharted Play's new product lines, as part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers and designers.

The program is based in New York City. Scheduling is flexible, with a minimum of 20 hours per week required. As this is an unpaid internship, school credit may be offered as compensation, as well as consideration for joining our team after program's end. 

Openings: Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Operations Engineer

Personal Characteristics:

Go-Getter Attitude
Fast Learner
Creative Thinker
Problem Solver

Technical Aptitudes (Mechanical Engineer):

Excellent visualization and 3D CAD skills
Demonstrable Prototyping skills
Knowledge of manufacturing processes
Product development experience is desirable
Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing knowledge is a plus

Technical Aptitudes (Electrical Engineer):

Ability to design, develop, test and troubleshoot analog and digital circuits
Demonstrable prototyping skills
Robotics experience is desirable
Experience in the DIY community is a plus

Technical Aptitudes (Operations Engineer):

Knowledge of Supply Chain Management principles
Willingness to interact with suppliers, both domestically and internationally
Ability to construct models and metrics for operational efficiency
Experience in the manufacturing industry is a plus

If you are interested in becoming a Product Development Associate, please email your cover letter, resume and a brief example of your technical and/or creative skills to info@unchartedplay.com with "Product Development Candidate" in the subject line. You will be contacted within 7 business days on the status of your application.


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8 years ago

Is this a paid position?


Reply 8 years ago


Thank you for your interest in Uncharted Play. At this time, we are unfortunately unable to provide monetary compensation for the internship program. What we can offer, though, are interesting design challenges, creative freedom, and exposure into the social innovation space.


Reply 8 years ago

Then you should say up front that it is not a paid position and that it carries no benefits of any kind. Otherwise, some in the fair employment industry might question the legitimacy of the solicitation.


Reply 8 years ago

Duly noted. Thank you for your suggestion.