open :output launches young designer job board with code of honour

18 January 2012
Amsterdam (Netherlands) - open :output, a project of the :output Foundation, has launched a job board for junior designers and internships. The core idea is to establish fair working conditions for young designers - as set out in the ':output code of honour' - and give design studios access to the open :output community of young talents in design and architecture. The beta version is online now and covers at the moment mainly Germany (to be extended in a later stage).

Amsterdam (Netherlands) - open :output, a project of the :output Foundation, has launched a job board for junior designers and internships. The core idea is to establish fair working conditions for young designers - as set out in the ':output code of honour' - and give design studios access to the open :output community of young talents in design and architecture. The beta version is online now and covers at the moment mainly Germany (to be extended in a later stage).

The foundation is known for organising the :output award and publishing the year book of student works selected from that competition. Entries to the competition are also published though the open :output website, which hosts the newly created job board.

:output code of honour

Employers who post job on the open :output job board as well as applying students commit themselves to a code of honour regarding working conditions for internships.

Employers

  1. Internships are paid fairly with a minimum amount of 400 EUR/month.
  2. Interns should not be used to replace formerly paid job positions.
  3. The goal for an internship is to provide a professional learning experience. Interns therefore are integrated in a creative project team and are assigned working tasks connected to current projects according to their abilities and qualifications.
  4. Interns should get an insight into the different parts of the creative/professional process covering concept making, design and implementation.
  5. Interns are assigned a senior employee in the company as a mentor who reviews the learning process of the intern and provides feedback to the interns working performance.

Students

  1. Students bring enthousiasm and motivation to their internship.
  2. Students are receptive to critique and integrate themselves in a team.
  3. Students take repsonsibility for their assigned working tasks and work as independent as possible.

For more information, please contact:

Katharina Bauckhage
:output foundation
Peperstraat 7
1011 TJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 0031-20-423 24 25

About the :output foundation

:output is a non-profit organisation in Amsterdam. The goal of the foundation is to support young talents and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas on design education and the design profession. We organise the :output Award, publish the yearbook :output with the best works of students around the world and organise the biannual design conference "What matters" in cooperation with OTIS college of design.