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Business Development, Innovation Intern


Graduates, Interns and Apprentices
United States - Chicago Office

About Us:

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Store’s across the country. 

About the Role:

  • You won’t just be an intern, you’ll be a key member of the Dyson team. You can expect to be tasked with project(s) that capitalize on your existing skills and stretch you out of your comfort zone. Your daily responsibilities will differ depending on the team you are on and the variety of business-critical projects means that no two roles will be alike, but you could expect some of the following responsibilities:
  • Support the day-to-day Business Development and Innovation responsibilities of the Americas market working under the direction of the Business Development and Innovation team.
  • Apply Design Thinking and Human-centered Design methods.
  • Analyze and identify patterns, insights, challenges, and opportunities from secondary and primary research.
  • Support creating research plan to better understand elements like consumer attitudes, beliefs and experience design components
  • Support in the creation of reports or summaries of key findings from secondary and primary research.
  • Create strategic frameworks for digesting complex information including consumer journey maps. 
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to coordinate on business initiatives.
  • Develop deep familiarity across product categories and be part of the process of disseminating insights, data and knowledge to key stakeholders. 
  • Contribute to a multitude of projects that emerge in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Become an expert in Dyson products and the way we portray our brand. 
  • Support and contribute to solution brainstorming or ideation.
  • Support working session/workshop design and execution.

About You:

  • Rising undergraduate senior (expected to graduate in Spring 2024)
  • Willing to relocate to Chicago 
  • Education curriculum focused in strategy, design thinking, innovation, consumer psychology, market research, communication design, user experience or Human-centered design.
  • Must have experience using Microsoft suite products (PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
  • Design thinking and/or Human-centered design experience/knowledge a plus.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and adopting to new challenges as projects progress.
  • Excel with Project management, organization, and time management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Able to write concise, engaging and informative copy and lay it out in a graphically clear way on slides.
  • Storytelling. You love to tell rich, engaging stories and have a knack for identifying what will resonate with specific people and audiences. 
  • Strong collaborator with the ability to work cooperatively with others as part of a team. 
  • Proactive doer: While working with others is a vital part of the role, we also need to be able to work autonomously and take initiative.
  • Creativity & Curiosity: Demonstrates imagination, creativity and divergent thinking to understand the “why” and applies these skills when solving problems.
  • Passion. You have a passion for and deep understanding/appreciation of media, technology, beauty and health. And, of course, Dyson.
  • Previous internship experience with technology or consumer companies and/or in similar innovation strategy function.


Dyson US ensures that our benefits allow you to make the most out of your life and career at Dyson. Dyson’s benefits take a holistic approach in order to serve our employees. But financial rewards or benefits are not at the core of what our employees receive. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops are also available to Dyson employees. And with Dyson being an equal opportunity employer that also possesses a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared towards fueling and realizing every employees’ ambition.


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.