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BuzzFeed Product Design Summer Internships

We’re hiring two interns this summer!

Deciding what kind of internship you want is hard. Large companies give you a glimpse of how Product Design is practiced at scale. Startups are more hands-on, providing opportunities to have a more direct impact with your work.

Product Design at BuzzFeed offers the best of both worlds. You’ll be an important member of a fast-moving product team that values your ideas, working on projects that impact millions of people.

Also, as a part of the Product Design team, you’ll be:

  • Working with a dedicated design mentor throughout the program
  • Presenting work and receiving feedback via weekly critique sessions
  • Brainstorming solutions with other designers
  • Collaborating across Product, Engineering, Data Science and other teams

Apply to BuzzFeed’s Product Design Internship

Being a part of BuzzFeed’s Intern Program means you won’t be alone! You’ll get to meet and work with a bunch of interns across Tech and beyond.

Over the summer, interns will participate in Hack Week, Product Design team outings and other fun events with BuzzFeed at large.

At BuzzFeed, we work on a lot of problems at scale but also know how to have fun. Free lunch twice a week, leftovers from the Tasty kitchen, and other exciting intern events are just some of the things you can expect!

The Hiring Process

1. Application Review

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them. We’ll be evaluating you based on similar criteria we look for in Associate Product Designers. Once we’ve shortlisted potential candidates, we’ll reach out with interview requests. For this internship, we’re only considering Product Designers because the role requires having demonstrated User Interface and User Experience work for digital products.

2. Teamwork & Collaboration Interview

Our initial conversation will last about 45 minutes and will focus on getting to know you, seeing how you collaborate and work with others, and understanding your skillset. We’ll ask you about your experience collaborating with other disciplines, like engineers, data scientists, and product managers. If you haven’t worked with these disciplines before, tell us about how you’ve worked in a team.

We’ll also tell you about the product design team, and what it’s like to be on a team at BuzzFeed. This conversation will happen with a BuzzFeed product designer over video chat.

3. Portfolio Review

For those who are successful in their first interview, you’ll have another 45-minute conversation with a member of the product design team over video chat. We’ll ask you to walk us through 2–3 projects that you’ve worked on in the past.

We want to see not only the final product but also the messy parts of the process. What did you try that didn’t work? What variations did you come up with before narrowing down it to the final design? What parts of the work generated friction or disagreement with your team or other stakeholders? Did you run experiments? If so, what did you learn?

These projects can be from school, past internships, or self-initiated. Don’t worry if you didn’t have teammates or stakeholders on your projects, that’s ok, we’re most interested in understanding your design and communication skills.

4. Finalizing candidates

Following these interviews, we will regroup to compare notes and finalize the most well-suited candidates. Once we find a good fit, we’ll send out offers!

Whether you get an offer or not, you’ll hear back from us to let you know we’ve reached the end of our process.


Currently, we’re accepting Product Design Intern applications for Summer 2020. If you can see the link below, you can still apply! Applying early is encouraged as we will close the process when we find the right fit.

You can apply here.

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Summer 2020 Internships at Gallagher and Associates

We are looking for enterprising students to join our New York office as part of our media team. Our studio predominantly focuses on digital interfaces and immersive media-driven projects. The backbone of the work that we do consists of exhibition design and museums, having recently opened projects such as the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. and the Sazerac Cocktail House in New Orleans.

See some of our Digital work here: 

http://www.gallagherdesign.com/projects/services/digital-media/

As an intern you are an excited designer, open to learning and creative dialogue with the ability to work collaboratively in a fluid studio environment. The internships will be composed of time working with our multidisciplinary teams in the office in order to get a sense of our overall process. 

Visual Design Intern

Qualified candidates should have:

  • A strong visual background with great sensitivity to typography and robust graphic design skills
  • An understanding of and interest in interaction design
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Motion and animation skills are a plus
  • Working knowledge of Sketch, prototyping tools such as Invision, Framer is a plus

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in studio brainstorms and creative conversations
  • Helping to refine and further develop visual concepts with the team 
  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced studio environment
  • Being an accountable and contributing member of the studio
  • Pushing personal creative growth and discovery

Motion Design Intern

Qualified candidates should have:

  • Experience working with After Effects and/or Cinema 4d.
  • A strong visual background with great sensitivity to typography and graphic design skills
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Working knowledge of other 3d softwares, Sketch, creative coding, prototyping tools and projection mapping is a plus.
  • Motivation to expand your skills in the intersection of physical and digital.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in studio brainstorms and creative conversations
  • Helping to refine and further develop visual and animation concepts with the team 
  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced studio environment
  • Being an accountable and contributing member of the studio
  • Pushing personal creative growth and discovery

 

Our internships are paid, and you will need work authorization for all positions:

You need to be able to work legally in the US:

  • For current international students, you are able to use CPT in order to legally work at Gallagher and Associates.
  • For all others, you should have an approved OPT in order to work at Gallagher and Associates.

 

To apply:

Please indicate which position you are applying to in the subject line (Motion, visual or UX), and send your portfolio and cover letter to: nycinterns@gallagherdesign.com

 

Queens College Data Hackathon

Tech Incubator at Queens College and Serval Ventures will host a Data Hackathon at Queens College on March 1, during the NYC Open Data week. We invite data scientists, artists, designers, developers and anyone who is interested in data visualization to participate.

Topic: Can Data Start a Movement?
Date: March 1
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Student Union Fish Bowl, Queens College
Open to the public and free
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-data-start-a-movement-tickets-92411418039

UX Research Internship at Autodesk – Summer 2020

Looking for a UX research internship this summer? My group at Autodesk is hiring!

You’d be working with awesome designers and researchers in the Autodesk Experience Design team. You’ll get paid to connect with our customers and suggest recommendations to make a good product great. And you’d be working in downtown San Francisco – we’re right off the Embarcadero BART station, across from the Ferry Building.

If you have any questions or want to apply directly, email Ben Leduc-Mills (ben.leduc-mills@autodesk.com) or learn more about the opportunity here.

Facebook UX/UI Design Event

This event will be catered to those students who are interested in Product/UI/UX Design, Content Strategy, UX Writing career path.
 
Facebook Design is coming to New York City to host an event at the Facebook office, on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 PM. We will have Product Designers, Haley Madigan and Andres Arbelaez hosting a presentation on “Introductions to Design at Facebook”before diving into “What I wish I knew before going into industry.”
There will be a chance to get your work reviewed, so please come prepared with work to show.
There will be food & drinks provided. 
To be selected for this event, please RSVP using the link below. The recruiter will confirm your attendance on October 30th, 2019. Please RSVP soon to guarantee your spot!
Event password: FBNYC19

UX / UI Designer, Solidus Labs

UX / UI Designer – full time, NYC
Market surveillance and transaction monitoring tailored for digital assets
We are looking for a UX / UI designer to play a key role in shaping our ML-based products.
 

The Position

Solidus’ designers provide creative solutions to the rising challenges financial markets are facing in a blockchain-powered ecosystem, using user-focused design methods. From manipulation detection to case management, our product needs to be user-friendly, innovative, and beautifully designed for our clients who combat compliance challenges daily.

A strong candidate should have outstanding design skills and know how to translate complex technological solutions to elegant user interactions. She/He should feel comfortable with research tasks and remain focused on deliverables, while also having exceptional interpersonal skills that are needed when working in close collaboration with developers, data scientists, engineers, and clients.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 2+ years relevant design experience at a high tech, product-driven company
  • Experience designing digital apps and systems, ideally in the SaaS/B2B space
  • A strong portfolio that showcases work, illustrating involvement in web-based projects
  • Well-versed in design principles, typography, layout, UX, UI, and interaction design necessary
  • Experience in creating wireframes, user flows, process flows and sitemaps
  • Proficient in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite and prototyping tools (like InVision) is a must.  Abstract version control and Zeplin.io is a plus
  • Strong team player, yet simultaneously able to work on independent initiatives
  • Basic understanding of data analysis and knowledge of HTML / CSS / JS is a plus

If interested, email careers@soliduslabs.com. Please include a resume and a portfolio.

Creative Tech Intern, American Museum of Natural History

Duration: Fall 2019 3 months (part-time, start and end dates are flexible)

Description:

Science Visualization Group at the American Museum of Natural History is looking for an intern who is creative, independent and technically strong. In this internship, you will work on a touch-based interactive and maintenance of the Museum’s multiplayer VR experience in the special exhibition. Your work will be overseen by creative technologists/designers. Stipends are available.

Requirements:

Experience with rapid prototyping of touch-based interactive applications, preferably using game engines (Unity, Unreal) or Web stack (HTML, CSS, Javascript).

– Can take early-stage ideas and quickly implement them into minimally functional prototypes

– Familiar with responding to constraints and incorporating feedback into an iterative design process

– Familiar with user testing techniques, processes, and evaluation

– General experience in designing user experiences and interfaces

– Experience or interest in using interactive applications in a museum context

To apply, please send your portfolio and/or CV to svg@amnh.org

UI/UX Design Internship, Oktana

UI/UX Designer

Location: NYC

Who we are:

We are a Salesforce-focused development services company that enables organizations to deploy enterprise logic to the cloud. Whether the need is to design end to end applications or support existing internal engineering teams, we help guide and execute technology challenges successfully and affordably. With over ten years of experience on the Salesforce platform, our teams thrive in helping customers navigate the Salesforce product line efficiently.

Role:

Oktana is looking for a talented individual to join our New York City office as a  UI/UX design intern for the 2019 summer. Candidates must have a passion for creating amazing user experiences and killer visual designs. Must possess great UI/UX skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows which we’ll then transform into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces.

Qualifications:

  • Create UI/UX designs for web and mobile products developed by our internal labs team

  • Create Navigation map, page routing map and product page designs/styling guides

  • Participate in creating a content development strategy

  • Coordinate created designs with backend developers and product owner

  • Implement designs using SPA paradigm, HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript frameworks

  • Create mockups for development team

  • Conduct usability tests

  • The following technical skills are required:

  • UI/UX design for SPA Web applications experience

  • Web and Graphic design tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc)

  • HTML5, CSS3

  • JavaScript

  • VueJS/VuetifyJS

  • Node.js

  • Express.js

  • Operating systems: Linux, Windows

  • A strong knowledge of secure coding practices.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information technology, or related discipline.

Oktana is an equal opportunity employer. Oktana does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

For more info and how to apply, contact Marcos Solari at  <marquinio@gmail.com>.

ESI Design – Creative Technology Intern

ESI Design is one of the world’s foremost experience design firms. As an interdisciplinary team of problem solvers, designers, and doers we work at the intersection of physical, digital and social design. Whether we are inspiring customer-centric innovation for international corporations or inventing new ways to activate public institutions, our mission is the same — to inspire conversation, collaboration, and action.

ESI Design offers paid summer internship positions for students. The Creative Technology intern will be responsible for assisting creative technology designers in their daily tasks, especially relating to research, idea generation and articulating how ideas can be brought to life. The candidate should be available to work full time for an engagement of 10 weeks at minimum.

The intern will participate in the design of software and media for architectural, interpretive, and corporate brand installations. Their core responsibilities will be the development and creation ofdesign documentation such as wireframes and diagrams; hands-on creation of software and installation prototypes including VR previsualizations; and the development of creative explorations for data-driven, generative, and interactive media.

Responsibilities

  • Work on projects with a fair degree of independence, contributing to ideation, design, and implementation
  • Take creative direction and expand on concept ideas for tactics and executions
  • Participate in and contribute to broad brainstorms
  • Research and develop prototypes coming out of ideation, ranging from VR to interactive data visualization.
  • Create wireframes, diagrams, flow charts and other software design documentation
  • Create decks and presentation slides with both visual and written clarity
  • Explain and present ideas to the broader team

Qualifications

  • Experience with interdisciplinary and experiential projects
  • Proficiency in XD, Sketch or other wireframe design software
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with the creation of data-driven, generative, and interactive media
  • Familiarity with G Suite and other standard office productivity softwares

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from studies in UX, Interaction Design, Experience Design, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of the field of architecture and architectural design considerations
  • Proficiency in an experiential programming platform, such as TouchDesigner, Unity3D, UnrealEnging or openFrameworks
  • Proficiency in a motion graphics tool such as Cinema4D or AfterEffects
  • Proficiency in presentation design software such as Keynote or InDesign
  • Familiarity with sensors and physical computing
  • Prior internship experience at design studio or advertising agency

 

Please no phone calls or unscheduled appointments/walk-ins.

To be considered, please e-mail your cover letter and resume with the position as the subject to: recruit@esidesign.com

Human Centered Design Bootcamp

Learn Human Centered Design to launch your new enterprise.

This two-day bootcamp is designed to take participants through the process of breaking down a complex problem and turning an idea into an actionable solution and finally making a business model for it. Ycenter two day programs are truly immersive for participants to learn about Entrepreneurship, Complex Problem Solving and Human-centered design methodology. You will learn, ideate, build and explore new ways to solve real problems using the power of business. You do not need to have a team to participate in this event. Individual registrations are welcome.

Top skills you acquire:

  • Complex Problem Understanding and Breakdown
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Idea to Prototyping
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Market Research
  • Human Centered Design
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Building A Business Model

Date: 23rd and 24th April, 2019

Venue: Queens College Tech Incubator
60-35 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367

Learn More: https://y-center.org/events/qctech/

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/ClEzYeftEXT68jhv1