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UX/IXD/ID/Prototyping Internship

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 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

- have demonstrated the ability to collaborate across disciplines,

  ideally incorporating ethnographic design research and working with technical developers

- be willing to work with physical prototyping technologies (cardboard, 3D printing, etc.)

- have some exposure to prototyping with hardware (Arduino, etc.)

To assist with creating prototypes we have a complete machine and model making shop, professional machinists on staff, electronics fabrication labs, and commercial digital manufacturing tools such as laser cutters, CNC machines and multi-material 3D printers.

This is a paid internship.


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria.  The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

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.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.