Intern opportunities for students: User experience

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As a user experience expert at Microsoft, you will impact millions of users through innovation and improvement of our software solutions and services. We would like to provide end users an experience that is immersive and pleasing.  

 

Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference? Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas? Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly-collaborative and global environment? If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job.   Read on to learn more about opportunities and apply online!  

 

Applications to these opportunities are considered for all available User Experience intern roles including the ones described below, depending on education level and/or location. To be considered for an internship position, you need to be enrolled full-time as a student majoring in an applicable field. 

 

User experience designer 

 

Innovate and improve some of the most popular software products in the world. Our mission is to think end-to-end about the user experience, both broadly and deeply. Giving end users an experience without problems isn’t good enough; we want the experience to be immersive and pleasing for each and every customer. We need to know our users and understand their perceptions, desires, needs, frustrations, environments and problems related to Microsoft devices and services 

 

User experience researcher 

 

Our mission is to think end-to-end about the user experience, both broadly and deeply. Giving end users an experience without problems isn’t good enough; we want the experience to be immersive and pleasing for each and every customer. We need to know our users and understand their perceptions, desires, needs, frustrations, environments and problems related to Microsoft devices and services. We need people who are passionate about finding creative ways to evangelize the rich research data we have to both internal and external audiences, and who want to drive the results of those communications to the final experience. 

Responsibilities

User experience designer

 

As a User Experience designer, you are responsible for driving cross-team collaboration with the world’s best user experience researchers, program managers, product planners and developers from the early stages of planning through implementation. You’ll need to think strategically, be creative and negotiate design solutions in relation to business goals. Using your abilities to identify new opportunities and generate innovative ideas, you will influence the design direction and make our already popular products even more successful. 

 

User experience researcher

 

As a User Experience researcher, you are responsible for driving cross-team collaboration with the world’s best user experience designer, program managers, product planners and developers from the early stages of planning through implementation. You’ll need to think strategically, be creative and negotiate design solutions in relation to business goals.  

Qualifications

User Experience Designer

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree in computer science, human-computer interaction, industrial or graphic design or related field with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship. 
  • Experience reviewing user research and data to build a strategic and user-friendly design. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills with balanced interaction and visual design skills. 
  • One or two years of work or classroom experience evolving design solutions from hand sketched ideas to interactive director, HTML or flash prototypes. 
  • One or two years of practical work experience in JavaScript, Lingo and ActionScript knowledge preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Knowledge of methods for gathering and analyzing UX research data. 
  • The ability to solve complex UI design problems, take action and drive for results in a multi-disciplinary team 

 

User experience researcher  

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree in computer science, human-computer interaction, industrial or graphic design or related field with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship. 
  • Experience reviewing user research and data to build a strategic and user-friendly design. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills with balanced interaction and visual design skills. 
  • One or two years of work experience or classroom experience evolving design solutions from hand sketched ideas to interactive director, HTML or flash prototypes. 
  • One or two years of practical work experience in JavaScript, Lingo and ActionScript knowledge preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 
  • Knowledge of methods for gathering and analyzing UX research data. 

 

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

 

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