Student Resources

We’re always thrilled when students ask about IDEO and design thinking. Though we can't respond to individual requests for help with school projects or career guidance, we hope these resources are useful to you!

IDEO Internships

  • IDEO offers internships for students from a variety of academic backgrounds. All available internships are posted on our Jobs page. If there are no listings for internships, this means there are none available at this time, but please check back; we are always in the process of hiring interns across our global studios.

  • To learn more about internships at IDEO, visit our Internships FAQ.

Career Guidance

  • Read IDEO CEO Tim Brown's take on new design jobs for the 21st century.

  • Read this article in Core77 to understand what IDEO looks for in future employees.

  • There's no one path to IDEO. Consider talking with your guidance counselor or advisor about choosing an educational journey that's right for you.

School Projects + Reports

Learn Design Thinking

  • Contribute to a challenge on OpenIDEO, our community-driven design platform where creative individuals from around the world collaborate to solve the world's most pressing social challenges. It’s totally free to participate.

  • Browse the IDEO blog, where IDEO designers offer weekly doses of creative inspiration and tips to help you embrace creativity.

  • Check out the Field Guide to Human-Centered Design, a free step-by-step guide to learn about the power of human-centered design and get you solving problems like a designer.

  • Consider taking a course with IDEO U, our online learning platform offering courses to help you unlock your creative confidence.

  • and +Acumen offer a free online course that acts as an introduction to human-centered design for social innovation.

  • Talk to your teachers about bringing design thinking into the classroom with The Teachers Guild, a platform for educators to collaborate on creative solutions to challenges in education.

Feb 2018