UX Design intern

Customer Experience – UI/UX Design /
Intern /
Our Vision is to be the Most Trusted, Flexible and Easy to Use Hybrid Cloud Data Platform.  Actian is transforming industries by empowering companies to accelerate application modernization and simplify the Cloud journey.  Our customers use the Actian Data Platform to unify their siloed data, explore and securely exchange data to run a variety of analytic workloads that provide real time business insights at a fraction of the cost.  We have 24 of the Fortune 100 companies using Actian technology in some of the most mission critical applications that impact your daily life. 
Internship Overview 
We are looking for interns to join us for our 2024 Summer Internship Program! This 12-week program is set to begin June 3rd, so if you are looking for an incredible opportunity to partner with the best and brightest minds in the industry, apply today. This program has been designed with our interns in mind and includes structured learning plans, a dedicated buddy, and a focused capstone project that you will have the opportunity to present in our Internship Showcase!  
What It’s Like Interning with Us! 
Weekly Events— just because the internship is remote, doesn’t mean we don’t have time for fun! Last summer, we hosted an Actian tie-dye shirt event, tiny camp fire—complete with smores(!!!), a murder mystery party, and so much more Time with Executives— Interns all get a chance to connect with our executive team through panel discussions, 1:1s, Q&A meetings, and events Workshops & Tech Tuesday’s— Interns all participate in Tech Tuesday’s where they get to learn more about Actian specific technologies, as well as workshops geared towards new professionals Opportunity to travel – we will be hosting a hybrid orientation! For those that are interested in being in person for orientation, we will fly you to our Austin, TX office.  
Position Overview 
Actian’s Experience Design Team is a highly multidisciplinary group consisting of UX and Visual Designers, and Content Strategist. We are at the forefront of creating simple and intuitive user experience designs that enhance the lives of our end users. Our goal is to build effortless designs that enable customers and users to innovate their solutions easily and quickly.  

We are seeking a UX Design intern to create interaction design patterns and components to simplify our user experience. You'll work with designers, researchers, product managers, and engineers to collect data, conduct research, understand user goals, and explore and improve solutions.  
Your primary focus will be on enhancing the user experience by simplifying interaction design patterns, components, and illustration skills. This role offers a unique opportunity for you to leverage your strengths and experience personal growth. You'll thrive in a highly collaborative environment, working closely with our design, project, and research teams. Plus, you'll have a dedicated mentor to guide you every step of the way. 
Capstone Overview 
The capstone project offers an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their ability to synthesize research insights into practical design solutions, showcasing creativity and foresight in UX design. As a UX Design Intern, you will conduct in-depth design research to identify emerging trends and user needs. Leveraging these findings, you will craft a comprehensive family of design components that are not only innovative but also forward-looking. This task involves conceptualizing and developing interaction design patterns and components aligned with industry best practices and future user expectations.  


    • Assist and collaborate with team members and cross-functional stakeholders in developing product solutions and creating design mock-ups and prototypes 
    • Synthesize research insights into practical design solutions while demonstrating creativity and foresight in UX design 
    • Conduct in-depth design research to identify emerging trends and user needs 
    • Utilize findings to craft a comprehensive family of design components that are not only innovative but also forward-looking 
    • The task involves conceptualizing and developing interaction design patterns and components that align with industry best practices and future user expectations 

Nice to Have

    • Proficiency in motion design software for creating micro interaction design components 
    • Skill in crafting data visualizations for clear and compelling communication of information 
    • An online portfolio is highly encouraged for consideration 
    • Detail-oriented with a keen eye for visual design and typography 
    • Proficient in conceptualizing design ideas, creating storyboards, being skilled in illustration, and putting together interactive prototypes 
    • A strong passion for creating simple and intuitive interaction and interface designs 
    • The ideal candidate is pursuing design degrees in Communication Design, Graphic Design, or Interaction Design in an undergraduate program at an accredited university 


    • Must be actively enrolled in a college degree program 
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States 
$20 - $30 an hour
We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.