Khan Academy
Product Designer – Intern
Computers/Software | Mountain View, CA, United States

Product Designer – Intern
**We are no longer taking Summer 2014 intern applications. We are however taking applications for Fall and Winter internships!***
Khan Academy is looking for talented up-and-coming designers to create a free virtual classroom for the world. Join us on our mission to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
We’re fun, quirky people at heart who believe that shipping beats perfection. We have built a talented product team with industry leaders from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Pixar, Fog Creek, McKinsey, hedge funds and tiny startups. Together, we’re a small elite team that is deeply invested in your future. We believe that no organization will be as invested in developing you as a professional.
As a good candidate for our design internship, you will have a portfolio with a string of successful projects that demonstrates strong skills in at least two of the following:
  • User Experience design
  • User Interface design
  • Graphic design
  • Navigation and information architecture
We also expect our designers to be building solid technical and production skills. You should have a set of tools that you love to use when designing, and you can show us how you've used them in the past to make great things. Oh, also, you're not afraid of code, and you've probably written some Javascript.
We offer the following benefits:
*We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team like a for-profit*
  • Highly competitive salaries, housing stipends, and all travel covered
  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you, mentors you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant – we treat interns more like co-founders
  • Awesome team events and weekly board game nights
  • The opportunity to work on high-impact software that's already defining the future of education
  • 27 inch Mac monitors
  • Delicious catered lunches daily, along with tons of snacks and drinks
You need:
  • A passion for designing engaging learning experiences, as well as a desire to change the world
  • An ability to chew through difficult problems. You probably noticed this ability not long after you first sat down to design something. You leave a trail of successful projects in your wake
  • Great intuition for how users like to learn, and mastery of the subjects you took in high school and college. You’re not afraid of any integral, and can master any subject you put your mind to
  • 12-24 weeks of availability plus work authorization to work in the US during this time period
Along with your resume, please include:
A) Your portfolio, or even better, living breathing projects that you've worked on and helped to succeed
B) A cover letter that includes why you want to join Khan Academy
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