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Summer User Experience Designer Internship (35h/week; Boston, MA)

Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard Medical School is seeking fresh talent for a prestigious resume-enhancing opportunity. Join us this summer in improving the user experience of our high profile informatics tools. Our mission is to enable world-class Harvard researchers to bring cutting-edge scientific discoveries to patient care!

As a member of our internship program, you will join the cross-functional SHRINE project team, composed of product owners, software developers, testers, and a project manager. You will also have ample opportunity to network with other professionals within Harvard Catalyst and attend events at other Harvard organizations. A mentor will be available to assist and guide you throughout the internship.

You will work hand-in-hand with product management to understand researchers and apply user-centered design methodology to design and iterate upon information visualization solutions for a real product with a real release. The work is complex, fast-paced and challenging. This internship may be of particular interest to students who would like to work in an academic or health-care related domain. There is opportunity to publish the results of our work.

This is a full-time position (35h/week). Compensation to be negotiated based on experience. Our office is conveniently located in Boston's historic and trendy Fenway area, ideal for MBTA commute.


  • Assist the team in conducting user research activities (stakeholder interviews, usability testing) to inform and validate designs
  • Articulate user experience considerations and recommendations based on research findings and best practices
  • Produce user interface design artifacts ranging from wireframes to high fidelity mockups
  • Iterate and refine designs based on internal and external customer feedback

Basic Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Human-Centered Design or similar program
  • Strong understanding of core UX methodologies
  • Passionate about users and design
  • Good interpersonal communication (both written and verbal)
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Optimistic, collaborative, and eager to learn

Additional Qualifications: We are particularly interested in students who have completed or are currently enrolled in classes on Information Visualization. Interest in a health-related field is highly desirable.

For more information please visit our website.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact: Katherine Lau

Established in 2008, Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training, and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. As a shared enterprise of Harvard University, Harvard Catalyst resources are made freely available to all Harvard faculty and trainees, regardless of institutional affiliation or academic degree. Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard schools and the academic healthcare centers (hospitals) to build and grow an environment where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, with free resources such as biostatistics consultations, with educational programs such as the Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy and over a dozen courses, and with a range of web tools that assist in data collection and team collaboration efforts.