Digital Product Design Internship

We do things differently. You can add to it, whether you’re looking for an opportunity while you’re still in university or you’re ready to start a career. Bring your curiosity and individuality to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, where you’ll develop professional skills, get hands-on experience, and work with some of the brightest minds in the industry.
THE PROGRAM

What this is all about

In a digital product designer’s role, you’ll take on complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible, and easy-to-use solutions for people around the world – from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Achieving this goal requires collaboration with our team of other designers, researchers, and engineers throughout the design process.

Your tasks will range from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them, and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.

What we expect from you

High Quality Design Portfolio

A portfolio that demonstrates your methods, processes, and design principles for web and / or mobile platforms.

Sense of Aesthetics

With your eye for aesthetic visuals you can create designs that are modern and visually appealing.

Understand the Basics

You know typography, color, grid, and composition. Demonstrate best practices for pixel-perfect design.

Out of Classroom Experience

You already collected relevant work experience at internships or other project experience outside the classroom.

Conceptual Thinking

It is not difficult for you to develop and communicate underlying concepts that inspire design and implementation.

Analytical Skills

You are a solid analytical, creative, and visual thinker with excellent communication skills, both verbal
 and visual.

Comprehensive Tool Kit

You are familiar with common design tools like Sketch or Figma and prototyping tools as Flinto or Framer.

Prototyping

Production and testing of interaction flows that accurately communicate product functionality.

What we expect from you

   High Quality Design Portfolio

A portfolio that demonstrates your methods, processes, and design principles for web and / or mobile platforms.

Sense of Aesthetics

With your eye for aesthetic visuals you can create designs that are modern and visually appealing.

Understand the Basics

You know typography, color, grid, and composition. Demonstrate best practices for pixel-perfect design.

Out of Classroom Experience

You already collected relevant work experience at internships or other project experience outside the classroom.

Conceptual Thinking

It is not difficult for you to develop and communicate underlying concepts that inspire design and implementation.

Analytical Skills

You are a solid analytical, creative, and visual thinker with excellent communication skills, both verbal
 and visual.

Comprehensive Tool Kit

You are familiar with common design tools like Sketch or Figma and prototyping tools as Flinto or Framer.

Prototyping

Production and testing of interaction flows that accurately communicate product functionality.

BENEFITS & EXPECTATIONS

What You Can Expect

We’ve developed a comprehensive internship program for the different professions in our team. Find out more about the perks and development opportunities below.

Experienced Team & Mentors

Not only are we the nicest people in the world, we also want to help you improve your professional skills and will support you wherever we can.

Startup Environment

We are not what you would expect from a big corporation, and that’s on purpose. We believe in fast decisions and agile methods.

Extensive Payment & Benefits

Besides competitive salary, interns at our office can qualify for a bonus for exceptional work. In addition to that, there are a lot of corporate benefits.

State-of-the-Art Hard- & Software

Your development should not be restricted by the tools you use. That’s why we will provide you with the best equipment that’s available.

Professional Development

Besides the wide-spread opportunities for self-development that are offered by our company, you have the possibility to visit one conference with the team.

Most exciting Projects ever

We are active in virtually all fields of science, making it impossible not to be impressed by the variety of briefings that you will work on. Promised!

 Experienced Team &

                Mentors

Not only are we the nicest people in the world, we also want to help you improve your professional skills and will support you wherever we can.

Startup Environment

 We are not what you would expect from a big corporation, and that’s on purpose. We believe in fast decisions and agile methods.

Extensive Payment & Benefits

Besides competitive salary, interns at our office can qualify for a bonus for exceptional work. In addition to that, there are a lot of corporate benefits.

State-of-the-Art Hard- & Software

Your development should not be restricted by the tools you use. That’s why we will provide you with the best equipment that’s available.

Professional Development

Besides the wide-spread possibilities on self-development that are offered by our company, you have the chance of visiting one conference with the team.

Most exciting Projects ever

We are active in virtually all fields of science, making it impossible not to be impressed by the variety of briefings that you will work on. Promised!

All that sounds great to you, but you are unsure about Darmstadt?

Just 30 minutes away from Frankfurt and by that the center of Europe, Darmstadt is claimed as one of the most important science and technology cities in Germany. Find out more about Darmstadt here.

That’s great, but what about accommodation?
We got you covered: our relocation department will support you in finding the right place to stay as well as provide financial kickstart support for your housing.

All that sounds great to you, but you are not sure about Darmstadt?

Just 30 minutes away from Frankfurt and by that the center of Europe, Darmstadt is claimed as one of the most important science and technology cities in Germany. Find out more about Darmstadt here.

That’s great, but what about accommodation?
We got you covered: our relocation department will support you in finding the right place to stay as well as provide financial kickstart support for your housing.

Apply here to join our team

Do you like what you see? Do you want to apply? Great!
 Go ahead and get in touch by using the form below to apply for an internship as a digital product designer. We can’t wait for your application 🤩

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5 STEPS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

What happens next?

STEP 1

Application with your portfolio

STEP 2

Get an invite to a Skype interview

STEP 3

Design challenge

STEP 4

Personal interview
(optional)

STEP 5

Get started at UX Strategy & Design

5 STEPS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

What happens next?

STEP 1

Application with your portfolio

STEP 2

Get an invite to a Skype interview

STEP 3

Design challenge

STEP 4

Personal interview
(optional)

STEP 5

Get started at UX Strategy & Design

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