Do you love world-class visual design and are a storyteller at heart? Are you comfortable being the visual translator of complex systemic challenges as well as innovative new offers? 

Communication Design Interns work collaboratively, creatively and flexibly within interdisciplinary teams and with our clients. The projects spread across print, packaging, brand identity and interactive designs for screens, devices and spaces.  

IDEO’s human-centered design process involves careful observations of people, gathering insights from those observations and other creative perspectives, exploring and defining design opportunities, helping to define strategy, creating tangible design expressions and communicating the essence of these ideas.

Being a Design Intern at IDEO means bringing your talent and personality to the table when brainstorming and iterating with a group of people with different backgrounds such as industrial designers, mechanical engineers and interaction designers. This diversity of thought and approach results in breakthrough ideas that lead to innovative outcomes.

The ideal candidate has strong graphic design and storytelling skills in addition to being comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams. You use your excellent visualization skills to facilitate the delivery and communication of complex ideas and strategies. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate visual strategy and graphic design to tell powerful stories about our designs in an intriguing and compelling way.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume and portfolio (application without portfolio won’t be considered). When submitting your work samples/portfolio, please indicate your specific role(s) and contributions for each project presented. This internship will start as soon as possible and last 4-6 months.

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