The plans and project brief we used to rebuild our summer UX program

A good internship inspires and propels. It puts wind in interns’ sails and launches their careers. Running one well comes down to two things: planning and mentorship. Last year my Seattle-based user experience team successfully experimented with both.

Here’s how we did it, complete with a project brief template you can copy to jumpstart your own program.

The most important choice we made was to put the interns in charge. Three UX students joined us for the summer: a content strategist, a designer, and a researcher. Their mix of skills was a golden opportunity. Instead of the traditional approach of…

Karim Naguib

Digital design, code, and data. Lead Designer at Indeed. Previously at Booking(dot)com, SkillAcademy.

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