Journey to Landing my Experience Design Internship at Airbnb

Many people have reached out to me about the interview process for Airbnb’s design role, so I decided to write about it. This is solely based on MY experience, and does not reflect Airbnb’s stance on recruiting process.

Hwanghah Jeong
Mar 7, 2018 · 9 min read

Introduction

Ever since getting into UX at my school (Savannah College of Art and Design) in 2016, Airbnb was one of the companies that I admired and respected. I was so fascinated and inspired by Airbnb’s design-centric culture and how that was directly translated to the services and features of the product.

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  • They have the best connections, resources and access to the best designers whenever needed
  • They don’t have an internship program

Application Process

Well, fast forward one year from that day- Here I am, with an offer to Airbnb as their Experience Design intern (It is Airbnb’s first year hiring design interns) Like mentioned above, I would like to share my application and interview process, that could potentially help you prepare for your interview. (This process is strictly based on my personal experience, and will not be same for everyone)

Personal Thoughts

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