Product Design Intern, Design Systems

US - Remote Ref #12726 10-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 Design Systems? This is your opportunity to work hands-on throughout the summer and learn more about system design at scale.

As a Product Design intern working on the Design Systems Team, you will conduct research, design components, and write documentation that will have an impact on designers and developers throughout the organization. In this role, you will take on complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible, and easy-to-use solutions. You will work with other system designers, product designers, user researchers, and engineers on a design system that is built to support various applications with different user goals. You will anticipate what our users need (designers/developers), advocate for them and help ensure the final product (the design system) is adopted, useful, and intuitive.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research for UI best practices to influence new and existing components
  • Participate in research activities with designers and developers to improve the design system
  • Design accessible components and create documentation that will be consumed by designs and developers throughout Viasat
  • Assist with bug fixes and component updates in various design libraries
  • Participate in design sprints side by side with system designers and developers on the Design System Team


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in UX/HCI/HF, graphic design, or related fields
  • A portfolio of your previous works that demonstrates the ability to use styles and components to keep application designs on-brand, consistent, and efficient
  • Great attention to detail
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Figma
  • Creative curiosity, analytical, & hardworking enthusiasm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter, collaborative, and independent
  • Strong background in user-centered design principles
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


  • Working experience in UX/HCI/HF, graphic design, or related fields
  • Familiarity with frontend technologies (React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Storybook)
  • Rising senior or graduate student standing
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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 $ to annually; 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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