2020 Summer Internships


The Toronto Doblin team is currently looking for skilled members to join our growing team for a three-month paid internship. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in human-centered design methodologies and understands how designing products and services can drive strategic growth for clients.

In our Toronto office, we are a tight-knit team of 25 people who care deeply about our practice. We also really like to celebrate birthdays (and oftentimes overdo it)!

What we're looking for

At Doblin we have three main practitioner tracks - design,insights (research), and business - which are all weighted equally. In our teams, everyone has experience and deep expertise in at least one area, and knowledge in one or two of the other areas.

When applying please specify your depth of knowledge in each of the tracks mentioned.


  • Plans research and selects tools and methods
  • Conducts field research and analysis
  • Connects insights to opportunities


  • Synthesizes and shapes concepts
  • Clarifies communication and deliverables
  • Designs concepts to be tangible and compelling


  • Ensures concept viability, and the business value it creates
  • Conducts strategic and competitive analysis
  • Sets benchmarks for financial performance

About the opportunity

As an intern you will be an active member of multidisciplinary project teams working across industries at the forefront of innovation. You will be a core team member working alongside experienced practitioners to create new products, services and strategies. This is an exciting role for anyone who is looking to dive deep into real project work and get experience in the world of design and innovation. The internship will run for three months from May - August, with the possibility of an extension. This is a paid position.

What to apply with

In one PDF (maximum of 10 pages), please apply with the following:

  • A resume and a cover letter
  • An overview of the projects you've worked on with 1-2 lines of description for each.
  • Two in-depth case studies that highlight your process, key insights or design principles, the output generated, challenges encountered, and your individual contributions to the work
  • A list of the top three books, articles, or podcasts that have had the biggest influence on your design/research/innovation practice, along with a short description on why they are important to you.

We are looking to understand how you work, so process documentation is just as important as the final polished piece. This is the time to get down to details and talk about specific methodologies or frameworks - why you used them, how they were deployed, etc.

Feel free to use whatever format helps to tell your story best!

How to submit your application

Please send your one PDF (that includes your resume, cover letter, and project examples, and inspiration examples) to doblinrecruiting@deloitte.ca by Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

We will let you know by Monday, February 10, 2020, if you have been selected for an interview.

Note: Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada. Canadian travel required and occasional international travel. Candidates must be able to enter the USA to work on client assignments