StarFish Medical is Canada’s premier medical device development group with a staff of 60+ and a strong technical team of product development professionals who work on device design projects for North American and International customers. StarFish is currently looking to fill a 3-4 month Industrial Design internship in Victoria beginning in September through to December 2017. This would be ideal for a candidate who is either working towards a degree in Industrial Design from an accredited institution or has completed their studies and requires an internship to complete their degree.

If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding environment to accomplish your Industrial Design Internship, then this may just be the place for you. You will work closely with a talented team of designers, engineers and physicists while practicing your craft and gaining meaningful experience.

About StarFish Medical

At our head office in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada, you will work in an energizing, purpose‐designed

15,000 sq. ft. facility with some of the best medical device design strategists, designers and engineers to help direct, create and deliver exciting product experiences for varied device markets. Our project areas range from tactical EMS products, surgical tools and consumer diagnostic devices through to high volume disposables, complex IVD systems, imaging technologies and lab equipment.

StarFish offers a collegial, creative and casual working environment. In a recent survey, our employees rated: peers and culture, interesting and meaningful work, and working conditions (flexibility, environment) as the top reasons they most enjoyed working at StarFish.

Why Victoria, BC? Victoria is one of the most stunning cities in Canada. We enjoy a mild climate year-round and the shortest, most beautiful, commute for a city of our size. If quality of life, less time in your car and more time exploring the outdoors is appealing to you, then consider Victoria where you can: bike on over 400km’s of designated bike lanes/trails (including right by our office), explore 50+ regional and provincial parks, golf year‐round, ski and surf, kayak and scuba dive – we enjoy it all!

Position Profile

We are looking for an individual who strives to be the best at everything they do. This individual will not be afraid to tackle sophisticated problems whether they are in hardware or software development.

Designers at StarFish are given a range of opportunities to showcase their skills, from designing hard goods such as an instrument cart to be used in surgery to a complex GUI for a next generation handheld screening device. This individual will be part of a multi‐disciplinary team of experts that are the top of their fields and will be treated with an equal seat at the development table.


  • The chosen candidate shall have:
  • Excellent sketching and ideation skills
  • Strong visual and presentation skills
  • Technical knowledge of materials and processes
  • Exceptional knowledge of the digital world including information architecture, interaction and visual design of user interfaces
  • Good knowledge of CAD, preferably SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator

How to Apply

We thank all those who apply to Starfish Medical, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls please. Please e‐mail your application and portfolio in PDF Format to [email protected] Please ensure the position title is in the subject line.

We are currently accepting resumes & portfolios for a Fall internship (September 2017 start).

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