IBM Software Design Intern - (Cloud) in Houston, Texas

Job Description

Candidates MUST be currently enrolled in educational institute to be considered for this role

We are seeking designer interns (across various profiles) to work at IBM. Designers will articulate and envision the future of IBM’s entire portfolio of products, ranging from software, hardware to consulting.

Candidates must be willing to work in either Austin, Raleigh, Boston, or the Bay Area.

User Experience (UX): User Experience Designers are masters of information architecture, user interaction, intuitive workflows and content prioritization. They work with product management and Design Researchers to obtain market and user research and translate it into a draft of what the product will look like, how it will behave, and how it ties back to the user’s goals - typically in the form of wireframes.

Visual Designer (VIS): Visual designers organize information visually to engage audiences emotionally and communicate effectively. They demonstrate exhibited skills in visual design principles including typography, layout, imagery, color, etc. Demonstrated skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools are a must. Their work will provide end-users with an instant emotional connection to a product even before they start using it.

Design Research (RSR): As a Design Researcher, you will specialize in uncovering user needs. You must have a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods and a practical ability to interview and observe users. Design Researchers also use analytical techniques and their own judgment to prioritize design work and communicate those results to other members of the design team. Their findings yield insights that can be used to determine what people need from their tools, the exact points where users are abandoning solutions, and even help uncover the next big innovation in a product line.

Front-end Developer (FED)- FED’s have passion and experience for building responsive, elegant and engaging experiences with future friendly web technologies. Front-End Developers will lead the conversation about the various devices a person will use when engaging with our products. They will collaborate on the overall design, creating prototypes to explore and demonstrate nuanced interaction patterns; which will influence or be the frameworks used for front-end applications.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic knowledge in designing software products and applications

  • English: Fluent

  • Portfolio/Github and work samples

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience in solving complex user problems and user interface design.

  • Understanding of Design principles and their application.

  • Experience designing for accessibility.

  • Understand limitations of web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, etc.

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, Bohemian Sketch, and prototyping tools, such as InVision and/or Axure


  • Portfolio and including user-centered design skills including visualizations of complex experiences such as stories, flows, scenarios, personas, etc. (any fidelity), sketches to mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) and clickable prototypes (any fidelity).


  • Knowledge of user interface development using HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript

  • Capable of writing clean, well-structured, readable and sharable code

  • Possesses verbal, visual and written communication skills to articulate design logic and reasoning across disciplines

  • Website and/or Github

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.