Design Intern

Initial is a small team of passionate makers working on building great products. 

Our app for iPhone is launched in over 20 countries. 

Initial helps you connect with friends, share what you’re thinking of, or see what’s new from others all over the world. Explore our community where you can view new ideas and share everything from your daily routines to long term projects.

Share Ideas and Connect With Friends

  • Post ideas to your feed that you want to show on your profile.
  • Add photos of your ideas and organize them with SmartTags.
  • Message your friends in Direct. Start conversations about Ideas.

Learn More About Your Interests

  • Get inspired by ideas from new accounts in Popular.
  • Discover people and brands that are relevant to your lifestyle.

The Design Intern at Initial will assist the Product Team in developing new features and enhancements to the core app experience for Initial for iOS. You will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next feature to tweaking pixels right before launch. You will be expected to utilize your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills, and you will own the experience for a wide area of the Initial product.


Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for our users

Design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant

Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams

Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality

Partner with PMs, engineers, researchers and content strategists to oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch


Link to portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work

Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (what we build, not just how it looks)

Proven ability to execute on visual and interaction details

Excellent communication skills – you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions

Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment


Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op

Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Bachelors or Masters degree in design or related design field

Some experience with front-end programming (you should be able to code up a simple web site and/or an application)

We want you to join us because you are a maker who brings excellence and passion to your work and because you deeply care about your users.