Comfort Research
March 20, 2019
Grand Rapids, United States
Job Type


Internship Overview

Are you ready to be part of an amazing and award-winning culture?  Would you like an opportunity to apply your skills acquired in coursework into a real-world business setting?  Sounds like you are looking for Comfort Research, the creator of Big Joe! Our internship program is unique, and you will have exposure to a variety of areas in our business, while focusing on your assigned area.  You will have the opportunity to experience product life cycle from conception to delivery, work together as a team, and offer your insight on company initiatives.  The best part is you will be part of an amazing culture and have fun!

Although this is an unpaid internship, the opportunity is priceless!  You will gain experience in a variety of departments and see how they interact.  You will build your business acumen and put your education into action.  You will have the opportunity to be part of a team, show initiative, and gain skills that will help you throughout your educational career and beyond.


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop Business Case Planning skills
  • Experience Cross Functional Leadership in action
  • Learn personal/personnel influencing techniques
  • Practice data-based decision making
  • Understand Growth-phase company dynamics
  • Assist in designing, delivering, and measuring the effectiveness of multi-media marketing campaigns (meaning make fun videos and post them!)


Position Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in and undergraduate degree program in Business, Marketing, Finance, Sales or closely related.  Junior/Senior level highly desired.
  • Organization skills – able to self-organize information to provide valuable inputs to the overall product management function including competitive market assessments, product and material catalogs, and other influences on the product lifecycle
  • Communication skills – an ability to listen and discern insights to help facilitate cross-functional projects, engaging with the greater organization to achieve alignment and success in execution
  • Marketing skills – an interest in and capability to assist with both promotional marketing efforts as well as market analytics to focus product development on winning solutions


Why Comfort Research?

Comfort Research is a leader in innovative and affordable design and manufacturing. At Comfort Research, the pace is fast, the work is anything but boring, and the result is always more comfort for all.  As an intern, you will work with all levels in the organization and have opportunities to find a better way and make an impact!  Not to mention we like to have fun!


Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Desired Major(s):  Engineering, Marketing, Business

Desired Class Levels (s):  Junior, Senior

Salary Level: Unpaid, must be able to earn credit

Job Area:  Product and Program Management

Job Function:  Deputy Product Champion

Approximate Hours per Week:  up to 40

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