Graduate Internship for User Experience - 2012 / 2013
GE Corporate - San Ramon, CA

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

Essential Responsibilities
Our internship program in the UX Innovation Lab is looking for graduate level students who will work for a minimum of 3 months with our scientists, designers, and engineers to help creating experiences across multiple GE software initiatives. You will work hands-on to design and develop the next generation user interfaces and application concepts that will further define GE’s brand. The ideal candidate will leverage their years of HCI research, design or UI development experience with deep understanding of interaction design to define a UX signature for GE. The interns will be a working in a dynamic, fast-paced global team. Roles are available in Interaction Design, Visual Design, and Front-End Prototype Development.

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in Human –Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Computer Science or closely related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience and strong skills in at least one of the following areas – Interaction Design, Visual Design, and Front-end Prototyping.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Intern technical positions at the GE Software Center are made available to enable the student and GE to assess the potential for being a candidate for a full-time position upon degree completion. As GE’s Software Center does not sponsor work authorization visas at the Masters level for this position, individuals enrolled in a Master’s program on a student visa will not be considered for this opening.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • You must submit your application for employment through to be considered.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Experience in designing systems for mobile devices, multimodal UI, Natural User Interface, interactive & multi-dimensional information visualization, and/or multi-user communication and collaboration.
  • Having an outstanding portfolio to demonstrate proficiency and prior project/product experience in user experience design for software, web, and/or mobile applications
  • Having experience in conducting user studies, designing information architecture and interaction concepts, as well as developing personas and wireframes.
  • Outstanding written and/or graphical communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, initiative, high self-confidence and have goals for a career in industrial research.
  • Good presentation, speaking, organizational, and problem solving skills, thorough attention to detail, and the capability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to change and willingness to be flexible in a global team environment


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