UX Research Intern

US - Remote Ref #12758 01-Aug-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 discovering problems and identifying user needs? This is your opportunity to work hands-on throughout the summer and learn more about user experience research alongside the design team providing the tools and solutions for Viasat’s residential satellite internet services.

As a User Experience Research Intern, you will work on a variety of projects that will not only challenge your skills but also make a real impact on Viasat's product offerings by bringing improved customer experiences to life. In this role, you will work with other researchers, designers, and product teams on a variety of projects. Sample projects include conducting competitive analyses, experience audits, concept testing, as well as evaluative and summative research.

Interns in this role should demonstrate curiosity, critical thinking and empathy in supporting our design and development teams to build products that meet and exceed the needs of our customers while also meeting our business goals. As a User Experience (UX) Research Intern, you’ll identify the research need, develop the plan, execute the appropriate research methodology and most importantly learn what our users and customers need from our products and services. You’ll then bring the user to life by sharing those findings with experience designers, product managers, visual designers, content strategists and engineers.

  • Work with UX researchers, experience designers, visual designers, product managers, and engineers to review current and existing data and product designs to identify the need, gaps, and develop your research plan
  • Design and conduct independent primary research on multiple aspects of how users experience our current and future products including but not limited to user/usability testing, journey mapping, user personas, etc.
  • Analyze and summarize results of the study and make data-driven recommendations based on findings
  • Conduct oral, written and visual presentations about research findings to team members and stakeholders
  • Identify and organize quantitative feedback from analytics for apps and websites to share with design team for improvements and opportunities
  • Communicate insights in creative and compelling ways


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in UX/UI Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Information Science, Data Science, Statistics, Human Factors, or another related field
  • Experience conducting multi-method user research: user personas, journey maps, user/usability testing, quantitative research, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication, and collaboration skills
  • Curiosity and passion for understanding the needs of the user
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship 


  • Currently pursuing an MS degree in UX/UI Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Information Science, Data Science, Statistics, Human Factors, or another related field
  • Rising senior or graduate student standing
  • Work/project experience in applied research: integrating user research into product designs
  • Research experience with users with accessibility needs
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Years of Experience
0-2 years
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