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UI/UX Designer Intern

We are looking for an intern for a position as a UI/UX Designer to join our team with the will to learn and bring an enthusiastic approach to colleagues and users. 

About the Seedstars Group

Seedstars is a global investment holding with headquarters in Switzerland, 15 offices and a presence in 80+ emerging markets.We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The group is organised around two key activities: 

(1) Working in partnership with governments, development agencies, corporate partners, and private donors to develop emerging market entrepreneurship ecosystems, create jobs and fuel economic growth.

(2) Investing in high growth technology companies in impactful sectors in emerging and frontier markets and supporting them with capital, knowledge and introductions.

To learn more about Seedstars, check out our story and values, and tune-in to the newsroom.

About the Lab Squad

The Lab squad is a new division within Seedstars with a vision to build the largest platform for high growth companies in emerging markets to have access to knowledge, capital, and talent in a single place. The squad consists of various product teams that leverage the existing Seedstars network and resources to scale our impact exponentially. We frequently ideate, validate, and scale new products that can add value to potential high growth companies and  our extended network. The team is composed of three full-stack software developers, a product analyst, a UX designer and a head of product. 

About the job

As a UI/UX Designer Intern, your role will be to collaborate with the product team to build on design centric methodology and deliver flawless design. Your responsibilities will include user research, data collection and analysis, formulating and experimenting hypotheses, and prototyping. This is a remote role for applicants based in Portugal. This is a paid internship.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Conduct research activities with users (interviews, surveys, usability tests)
  • Transform the findings obtained through research into interfaces that anticipate people’s doubts and difficulties
  • Present results to stakeholders
  • Design wireframes and mockups of different screens for various devices
  • Create the visual design for desktop and mobile interfaces
  • Create, test, and iterate interactive prototypes

Your profile

  • Your mindset 
    • You have a passion for design, startups, and technology, particularly in emerging markets and in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation
    • You have a strong belief in getting things done - You have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen
  • Your experience
    • Degree or Master in Design or similar area
    • Experience with prototyping tools (Figma, Sketch, or Adobe XD)
    • Good english communication skills 
    • Portfolio with 3 to 5 projects that demonstrate your process and skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, managing priorities, and meeting deadlines

Why our employees love working with us:

  • We are on a mission which is bigger than all of us: to impact people’s lives in emerging markets
  • You get many growth opportunities and responsibilities early on
  • You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a vibrant and diverse team
  • We offer autonomy and flexibility with a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to do their work when and how they want
  • We were awarded as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world due to our freedom centered practices

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds represented in our company. We truly value diversity and believe that the cultural landscape of our organization should reflect the types of work that we engage in and the places that we do it. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups to apply to all of our roles at Seedstars.

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