🚀 Internship

Design Internship


20d ago

🚀 Off-cycle


🤑 £30K
Rolling basis


  • If you want to get real-world experience putting the methods you’ve studied into practice, this is the programme for you! 
  • We’re looking for budding researchers and designers to join our cross-discipline internship teams this summer.
  • Get a feel for life as a designer in a cross-functional team dealing with UX (interaction design), UI (visual design) and user research, to shape amazing user experiences.
  • Under the guidance of experienced mentors, our interns form a team consisting of researcher-designers and developers, to craft human experiences that people love. This might be for a client, a pro bono project for a good cause, or it might be addressing a need within Softwire.
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Area of Responsibilities



  • Participating in our internship program will not only give you valuable insights into what a career in design at Softwire looks like, but it also presents an opportunity for us to learn more about you.
  • We will be able to assess your abilities, interests, and potential for growth and success within our organization.
  • In fact, almost half of our interns have secured permanent graduate roles with us after completing the program and their studies, making it an excellent way to kickstart your career in tech.
  • To ensure that you make the most of this opportunity, we expect successful interns to demonstrate strong collaboration skills, a team-oriented attitude, and creativity throughout the internship.
  • By showcasing these qualities, you will be able to stand out and make a positive impression on our team.
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Who are we looking for?

  • You may just have graduated, be looking for your first experience, or still working on your degree and seeking experience during the summer. 
  • You’re currently a student of all design disciplines, psychology, or technology.
  • You’re self-taught and can show us project of your own to demonstrate your passion.
  • You’re curious and eager to learn, you’re considering a career in design or user research, and want to get some real-world experience of the different design disciplines and how to work in a cross-functional team to solve real client challenges.
  • You’re excited about design, and about turning someone’s vision into a tangible digital product or service. You work well in a team, bringing both your own insights and a listening ear to the conversation.
  • You might be thinking of applying to an entry-level UX Designer or User Researcher role when you’ve finished your studies or projects.

You should apply if…

  • You have or want an understanding of/exposure to the Design Thinking methodology.
  •  You’re a problem-solver who loves being creative.
  •  You dare to try things you might not have had the opportunity to do before – like presenting to stakeholders.
  • You want to try out user research and design methods in a cross-functional team.
  • You have experience using design tools or are not afraid of learning quickly (e.g., Figma or Sketch)
  • You can tell us why you’re passionate about design, and how you’d like to use design in your future aspirations.
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