Design Operations Intern

US - Remote Ref #12727 12-Jan-2023

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities 

Are you passionate about solving problems? This is your opportunity to work hands-on throughout the summer and learn more about what it takes to run a successful design organization. 

As a DesignOps intern, you will work on a variety of projects that will not only challenge your skills but will make a real impact on the research and design practice across the entire CXRD team. Using a design thinking approach, you will take on complex tasks and transform operational necessities into delightful employee experiences. You will work with designers, user researchers, and other product teams - with a variety of goals, from enabling efficient processes with workshops and tools, to communicating the value of design through internal and external communications, to building initiatives that connect and support team members across the globe. You will anticipate what our team members need, advocate for them and ensure the final product is how it should be. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communicate standards of practice, manage initiative schedules, design and lead team workshops
  • Collaborate with our researchers and designers to uncover pain points and define opportunities to level up the team 
  • Assist in primary user research with the design team


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in User Experience, Interaction Design, Graphic Design or related fields
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Figma
  • Creative curiosity, analytical, & hardworking enthusiasm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to frame narratives through story telling 
  • Self-starter, collaborative, and independent
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


  • Background in user-centered design principles
  • Rising senior or graduate student standing
  • Project management experience 
  • A portfolio of your previous works
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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Years of Experience
0-2 years
Up to 10%
Worker Classification
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For United States-based jobs only: The pay range for this position is $19.00 to $54.00 hourly; however, base pay may vary within this range depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.  Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

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