User Experience: Intern Opportunities Microsoft

Microsoft Remote Redmond, WA

Every year, we welcome thousands of university students from every corner of the world to join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.    


At Microsoft, Interns work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passions and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. The internship is designed not only for you to do great work with the opportunity to learn and grow, but to experience our culture full of diverse community connection, executive engagement, and memorable events.   


We’re a company of learn-it-alls rather than know-it-alls and our culture is centered around embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Does this sound like you? Learn more about our cultural attributes.  


Are you ready to join us and create the future? Come as you are, do what you love—start your journey with us today!

 

Applications to these opportunities are considered for all available User Experience roles including the ones described below. 

  

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

  • 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.   
  • Ability to apply strategic, business-building approach to user experience designs while integrating user research and usability evaluation throughout. 
  • 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 as well as self-confidence. 
  • 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 design applicants – you must include a link to your online portfolio ON your resume. (For user experience research candidates, this is not required, but is welcomed.)


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