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Internship Communication and Interior Design

Batu Kawan, Penang Interior Design & Visual Merchandising Intern

Job description

Company description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.

Job description


 To inspire and surprise visitors by presenting and communicating the IKEA home furnishing offer with strong visual impressions that exceed visitors’ expectations. This will strengthen the IKEA Brand and convert more visitors into customers. 


Visual Merchandiser:

To create inspiring store solutions for an easy and convenient shopping experience and increasing vitality by translating deep knowledge about consumer buying behaviour, store layout, range presentation and local market knowledge thereby contributing to positioning the IKEA brand in the local market as the home furnishing specialist and the IKEA store as an upto-date and innovative destination that always offers something new. 

Interior Designer:

To create relevant, functional, aesthetic and commercial home furnishing solutions that contribute to positioning the IKEA brand in the local market as the leader in life at home. 


Ability to combine commercial, aesthetic and practical skills. Ability to generate, visualise and present new ideas. Ability to work together with others in a team. Confidence in approaching and communicating clearly with different people in various situations. A flexible, hands-on approach to responsibilities and the ability to meet set deadlines. ​

Requirements: -

You will be a good fit for this role if you possess the following:​

  • Candidate currently studying Diploma/Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma in Art/Design/Creative Multimedia/Interior Desig or equivalent.
  • Required language(s): English, Bahasa Malaysia
  • Preferably specialized in Arts/Creative/Graphics Design or equivalent. 
  • Visual competence with a keen eye for aesthetics • Customer-focused mindset • Ability to generate new ideas and concepts
  • A passion for home furnishing, retailing, design and how people live at home
  • Ability to draw, visualise and present an idea
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Enthusiastic about assignments and working with others in a team
  • Good attention to detail and practical hands-on approach to work 
  • Computer proficient with knowledge and experience of using relevant software (e.g. AutoCad) 
  • Exercises great team work and enthusiasm
  • Able to commit a minimum of 3  months of internship.
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More Information

Please apply by 15-MARCH-2020