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Wikimedia Foundation

UX Design Intern

  
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Summary

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting Wikipedia and other Wiki projects. The Foundation operates one of the world’s top five websites and has global reach and impact. Technology and innovation are critical in our quest to support every human in freely sharing knowledge. 

The Product Design and Strategy Group at Wikimedia is looking for a UX Design Intern with a good understanding of user experience and product development processes, to support the Principal UX designers within the team building experiences for new Wikipedia editors and translators. This is a great opportunity to build one’s skills in this area and learn from a highly experienced team of UX designers and researchers.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a basic foundation in the following core areas:

UX design that reduces complexity to create simple, delightful experiences for our users.
Creating prototypes and helping run experiments to iteratively test hypotheses.
Using a design system and guidelines effectively.
Applying accessibility standards and guidelines to their designs.
Collaborating with other members of a product team and open source community.

We’ve identified that candidates with the following traits benefit most from working with us:

Has an open, transparent communication style.
Is receptive to constructive feedback.
Thinks tactically about the best way to deliver a task.  
Is self-motivated with a strong drive to solve user problems. 
Continually seeks out opportunities to develop their skills and learn from others.
Is passionate about the open knowledge movement.

We will provide you with:

Professional experience working in the design team of a global platform.
The opportunity to create real-world design work, under an open license, allowing it to be shared publicly in the candidates UX portfolio or blog.
Mentorship and UX skill development.
Fair compensation based upon your location.
The chance to work with great people working towards a great mission.

We seek candidates with a degree in design (or a related discipline), but are open to applications from those who can demonstrate they have equivalent skills gained in a different way. 

Additional Information: Check out our design blog and style guide to start getting immersed in UX and design at the Wikimedia Foundation. https://design.wikimedia.org/

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. 

The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive donations from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@wikimedia.org or (415) 839-6885.