Summer 2022 – UX Design Intern (IBM Research)

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At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Start and end dates for this Internship are during Summer 2022 (3 months) at IBM Research.

This is an intern position for a User Experience Designer/Researcher with the IBM Research. This person will work with team members to conduct qualitative and quantitative user research, testing, wire-framing and prototyping.

At IBM Research we’re relentlessly curious about all the ways computing can change the world. We’re scientists, technologists, designers, and thinkers inventing what’s next and we’re currently obsessed with advancing the state of the art in AI, hybrid cloud, and quantum computing. The confluence of the technologies we’re building represent a step change in computing that will surpass anything we’ve seen before. Together, they can exponentially alter the speed and scale at which we can uncover solutions to complex problems

IBM’s Apps@Research team is seeking a UX Design intern to join our team in providing the IBM Research community with a great User Experience for our internal solutions. We drive excellence by successfully merging business and user goals, delivering intuitive user interfaces that increase adoption. This drives innovation, collaboration, business impact and scientific eminence at IBM Research. Our applications are instrumental to driving the Research business transformation: to be the organic growth engine for the IBM company.

In this role your responsibilities will include:

  • Translate complex problems, scenarios and visions to user centric test-driven solutions, co-creating with the team and our clients
  • Leverage creative and artistic design skills to bring solution and solution messaging to life for clients
  • Conducting various kind of user research and user testing

Candidates must be willing to work in Yorktown Heights, NY, or Cambridge, MA.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Demonstrate a strong design portfolio for review (quality over quantity)
  • Demonstrated User Interface and Visual design skills (Composition, typography, color theory)
  • Demonstrated understanding of functional user centric design through iteration
  • Strong communicator. (English: Fluent)
  • Experience with brand guideline and brand design asset management
  • Good understanding of design systems (Carbon, iOS, Material design etc.)
  • Understanding of responsive design, prototyping, wire-framing, storyboarding and playbacks
  • Understanding of design accessibility standards
  • Ability to facilitate design workshops with stakeholders
  • At least 6 months experience in interaction design (work or classroom)
  • At least 6 months experience in analyzing client needs, requirements and expectations (work or classroom)
  • At least 1 year experience in written, verbal and visual communications skills
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, Mural etc.

Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in design or a related field with an expected graduation date of either December 2022 or Spring/Summer 2023. We will request to see a portfolio of related work.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Major in Design, Psychology, Human Computer interaction or relevant field.

About Business Unit

With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world’s most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

Supplemental 1 employees may be eligible for paid holidays, paid sick time and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Key Job Details

    • Country/Region:US
    • State:MULTIPLE
    • City:Multiple Cities
    • Category:Research
    • Required Education:High School Diploma/GED
    • Position Type:Intern
    • Employment Type:Full-Time
    • Contract Type:Internship
    • Company:(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
    • Req ID:493436BR
    • Travel Required:No Travel



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