UX Intern



Job Description

Together we are powering the future of Higher Education

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission ~ the power of education to transform lives and change the world.  We are the global market leader in EdTech for Higher Education, serving more than 2,900 customers and reaching over 22 million students in 50+ countries.  We are dedicated to helping Higher Ed thrive by transforming their institutions to agile, digitally connected campuses that enable student success.

About the Opportunity


For us, an internship is more than just checking a box. It's about learning and developing your skills and exploring your curiosity to figure out what you like or want to do next as you launch your career. You'll be given tools to learn alongside your team and work on relevant projects that make a difference on college campuses, impacting students just like you. We value our interns highly and our program has been highly successful, in fact some of our most senior leaders came-up through our program and have continued to make a mark because of our collaborative and supportive culture.

Apply to be a part of our full-time 16-week internship running from January 16-May 3, 2024 and see what it’s like to live the #ellucianlife.

2023 Vault Rankings 
 #10 Best Internship Globally
 #3 Best Internships for Software Engineering & Development
 #9 Best Diversity for Women
 #10 Best for Racial & Ethnic Diversity

#18 Diversity for LGBTQ+ Individuals

About the opportunity

At Ellucian, our Experience Design Team is committed to creating innovative higher ed solutions that empower institutions to deliver positive student outcomes. In this position you will get a deep dive into the User Experience (UX) process from discovery to delivery. You will participate in user research, solution and system design projects, create design assets, and fine-tune your storytelling skills. If you are a student with a strong sense of design and looking to break into the world of User Experience Design, please apply.

Where you will make an impact

  • Collaborate with a dynamic team of user interface and visual designers, user researchers, and product managers and developers to craft exceptional and accessible product experiences.
  • Participate in discovery phase activities such as design sprints and user research where you will write research plans, create early concept designs and prototypes, and test those concepts.
  • Participate in design phase activities where you will hone and test your designs.
  • Participate in the delivery phase where you will produce high fidelity design specifications.
  • The outcome of these activities, in addition to being learning opportunities in a professional setting, will be the development of innovative and REAL solutions for students and institutions.

What you will bring

  • Background in digital design (graphic or visual design, user interface or interaction design, etc.) 
  • Strong interest in User Experience design
  • At least a beginner's level knowledge of industry standard design/prototype tools
  • Experience with Figma is a plus
  • Portfolio showcasing design and problem-solving skills

What makes an intern's #ellucianlife awesome

  • Paid Holidays
  • 2 Charity Days
  • Flexible Time
  • Rewards & Recognition

At Ellucian, we believe in the “power of together.” We embrace an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace, and believe that our differences help inspire a culture of acceptance that makes our company more collaborative and innovative. We’re proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome you to come as you are!