Internship

Are you interested?

In digital fabrication, design, connecting with other makers? You are interested in learning how to work in a Fablab and use its machines? Fablab Genk is looking for hands-on interns to support ongoing projects/research and our open days. Additionally, we provide you with tools, machines and support to develop your own project.

 

Fablab Genk

Fablab Genk is a place for experiments, design and creativity, where you can make pretty much anything. We provide tools and machines for milling, printing and electronics to make almost any project.

At Fablab Genk, we are interested in furniture/art/light sculptures/tessellated design, end-to-end systems for fabrication. We encourage interns to develop a concept or project within these topics. Do you have your own project, research question or the perfect case to develop in Fablab Genk we are open to discuss the possibilities and welcome critical makers with interesting projects.

What is a Fablab?

Fablabs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication. A Fablab is a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to invent and collaborate with others. Our Fablab is a member of a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators.

Open Days

On an open day we explain how the machines work, show what visitors can make in a Fablab, and share the philosophy behind the maker movement and digital fabrication. As a Fablab intern you will welcome visitors during the open days, answer questions and discuss possibilities.

What do we offer:

We will teach you how to use the main machines: laser cutter, CNC milling machine, 3D printers, vinyl cutter and others. You will have access to the Fablab during working hours and a mentor throughout your internship. You are able to develop your own project and produce prototypes

Your profile:

  • Basic knowledge of Fablab machines (is a plus)
  • Experience with or interest in prototyping
  • Can work with 2D and 3D CAD software. (3D parametric modeling is a plus)
  • Basic Arduino programming skills (is a plus)
  • Basic soldering skills (is a plus)
  • Interested in creative experiments and digital tinkering
  • Able to work independently in a dynamic and creative environment

What do we ask from you:

  • Contribute to a safe and pleasant work environment
  • Assist with cleaning, maintaining and improving the lab
  • Contribute to open source documentation by documenting and sharing the development of your own project and
  • Being present during the open days.