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Internship in Mobile UI/UX Design

Palo Alto, CA | internships

Job Description

PhD/MA/MFA student in Graphic Design, Design and Technology, or related disciplines

About the Job:

Humans are predominantly visual creatures, and our computing environments reflect this. In the world of human-centered computing, aesthetics and form matter and impact the usability and experience of modern software systems. The visual aspects of our work affect the user deeply and can either enhance or detract from embedded technologies under the surface. In a world shifting towards more personal mobile computing, the visual aspects of software systems can make the difference between use or not.

We’re seeking a talented graphic artist and user interface/experience intern to be embedded in the Interactive Intelligence group to create novel experiences, interfaces, and iconography that connect users to our deeper system technologies. You will collaborate with our team to enhance a live social mobile app.


  • You are passionate about mobile systems as a frontier for UI/UX innovation
  • You have experience with PhD/MA/MFA student
  • You are a PhD/MA/MFA student in Graphic Design, Design and Technology, or related disciplines, with a BA or minor in computer science or technology related discipline


  • Some development skills, preferably in Python, Java, and/or mobile app frameworks
  • Experience conducting A/B, Usability, Eye-tracking, and Interaction testing

If this sounds like you, please apply with a resume and cover letter (required) explaining your interest in this position.  Please do not submit a “generic” letter; we want to know why you want to work with us in particular and what you will bring to our team.

About PARC:

We like to say we’re in the Business of Breakthroughs®.  Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, government agencies, and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the GUI and Ethernet to ubiquitous computing and laser printing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory is a research organization unlike any other.  We combine the best of a top-notch research university, an entrepreneurial startup and a premiere technology company. We meld our world-class innovation chops with researching and developing real-world applications that have market potential, focusing on creating new business options and opportunities. We’re driven to get our ideas out of the lab and into the world in order to have real impact, and we need superb research talent to make that happen.

The highly interdisciplinary Interactive Intelligence group is focused on inventing new technologies that make people smarter. Join our world-class research team in pushing the capabilities of current applications through new ways of interacting naturally with our mobile devices.


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