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Design in Innovation Services Group

internships | Palo Alto, CA | Internship

Job Description

Graduate student in design related field with experience across a wide variety of media

About the Job:


The Innovation Services Group is seeking a design intern.

The intern will work closely with senior staff to produce interim and final deliverables for presentation. The range of activities will include: creating illustrations to explain complex ideas; producing consistent presentation documents; unifying the appearance of prototypes across a variety of media (Web, mobile, tablet, physical, etc.); conducting visual design and interaction design explorations and visual design research.


Recent BA/MA/MDes/MFA graduates or current MDes/MS/MFA students in Interaction Design, Digital Media, Product Design, or closely related fields are encouraged to apply. Exceptional senior year BA/BFA students will also be considered.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have strong visual design, interaction design and prototyping skills across a wide variety of media (print, digital, Web, mobile, physical models)
  • Be familiar with the practices and techniques of user-centered design
  • Needs to have demonstrated the ability to collaborate across disciplines, ideally incorporating ethnographic design research and working with technical developers

About PARC:

PARC, a Xerox company, is 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, and 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 Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – 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.

As one of the most prolific innovation centers in the world, PARC offers an exceptional internship experience.  Considered valuable members of our community, interns are fully integrated into the daily activities of PARC's highly collaborative, multidisciplinary culture.

For more information on the PARC internship program visit