UX 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

As a UX designer, you are the advocate for your user.
 A deep empathetic understanding of your user’s needs is essential. You always strive for process optimization and friction removal. You communicate within an interdisciplinary team and inspire with your clean solutions. You will enter different scenarios and need to quickly develop a solid understanding of their fundamentals.

Workshops and user research methods are your first set of tools. You will document your insights and transform them into compelling concepts. You are working with UI design tools like Sketch or Figma and prototyping tools like Flinto or Axure. During all phases of a project, you are able to demonstrate your ideas in all fidelity levels.

What we expect from you

High Quality UX Design Portfolio

A portfolio that demonstrates your methods, processes, and understanding for users at web and / or mobile platform projects.

Structural Feeling

You know how to structure content and make it easily graspable. You are able to untangle huge amounts of data / information and bring them into a usable shape.

Curiosity for Users

You want to get to know even the smallest details that might make a significant impact to the user. You never stop learning.

Knowledge of Research Methods

You already used common user research methods, like personas, user journeys, or user interviews. You have a certain affection towards academic approaches.

Out of Classroom Experience

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

Interdisciplinary Understanding

You have experience at coding and designing and understand how other coders and designers work and how the entire design process functions.

Comprehensive Tool Kit

You are familiar with UI design tools like Sketch or Figma and prototyping tools as Flinto or Axure. It’s no problem for you to break into new tools.

Prototyping

You can simulate interactions and user flows in different detail levels as well as test and communicate its meaningfulness.

What we expect from you

   High Quality UX Design Portfolio

A portfolio that demonstrates your methods, processes, and understanding for users at web and / or mobile platform projects.

Structural Feeling

You know how to structure content and make it easily graspable. You are able to untangle huge amounts of data / information and bring them into a usable shape.

Curiosity for Users

You want to get to know even the smallest details that might make a significant impact to the user. You never stop learning.

Knowledge of Research Methods

You already used common user research methods, like personas, user journeys, or user interviews. You have a certain affection towards academic approaches.

Out of Classroom Experience

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

Interdisciplinary Understanding

You have experience at coding and designing and understand how other coders and designers work and how the entire design process functions.

Comprehensive Tool Kit

You are familiar with UI design tools like Sketch or Figma & prototyping tools as Flinto or Axure. It’s no problem for you to break into new tools.

Prototyping

You can simulate interactions and user flows in different detail levels as well as test and communicate its meaningfulness.

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 on 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 opportunities on 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!

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.

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 & 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 UX 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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