UX Research Intern

Seattle, WA

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Posted 1 week ago

Blink is the user experience firm for the world's leading companies. We use evidence-driven design to create products that people use, love, and remember.  Blink is looking for a motivated and user-focused UX Research Intern to join our Seattle studio for a paid, summer-long, fully remote internship. This internship will allow a researcher to experience real, client-facing work in the fields of product design and user-centered design. The program aims to expose interns to a breadth of product domains and research methodologies.

How the internship is structured:

  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • The program runs 10 weeks—June to August
  • $20/hour
  • Location preference is for Seattle area applicants, but approved remote work locations include the following states: MA, CA, CO, WA, TX. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Participating in client meetings to understand business needs and project objectives
  • Collaborating with senior researchers to develop study plans and session guides
  • Collaborating with senior researchers to recruit research participants
  • Observing research sessions and taking notes
  • Conducting research sessions independently
  • Participating in analysis to extract themes and insights and make recommendations
  • Working with design teams to translate insights into ideas
  • Contributing to client presentations

What we are looking for:

  • A digital portfolio showcasing experience with core UX research methodologies and skills
  • Fundamental understanding of UX research and the design process, preferably through college-level coursework or direct experience
  • A desire to learn, grow, and contribute in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills to collaborate with team members and project stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, organize and prioritize findings, and identify trends/patterns
  • Working knowledge of Keynote and/or PowerPoint, Microsoft tools – namely Excel – and Google Suite.
For more insight into what a fully remote internship looks like at Blink, read this blog post from Blink Boston’s 2020 design intern: https://blinkux.com/ideas/how-to-make-the-most-of-a-remote-design-internship Blink is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.
Job tags: Product design Research User experience UX research
Job region(s): North America
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