Design Operations Intern

US - Remote Ref #11207 14-Jan-2022

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 UX/HCI/HF, psychology, design, computer science, or related fields
  • A portfolio of your previous works
  • Demonstrated proficiency with design tools such as Figma, Adobe Suite, etc.
  • Creative curiosity, analytical, & hardworking enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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

This role requires vaccination under current guidance applicable to Viasat. As such, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022. 

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%



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