We’re a tight-knit group of designers, strategists, builders, writers, and connectors fueled by curiosity, optimism, and a passion for social change. Our work tackling some of the world’s toughest design challenges takes us all over the world—from communities across Asia and Africa to neighborhoods in our own backyards.
IDEO.org has an opportunity for a business-savvy design thinker to join the New York studio this summer. Our studio works domestically and internationally on a range of urgent social impact goals from health equity in the US to digital identity for refugees around the world. This generative role requires a unique blend of real-world experience and theory, entrepreneurial zeal and boardroom polish. Design Interns work collaboratively, creatively, and flexibly within interdisciplinary teams and with our partners. If you love mapping complex systems, developing razor sharp strategies, telling compelling stories, and believe in the transformative power of design - this position is for you! Internships last between 8 to 12 weeks, beginning in June 2020. MBA students in their first year are highly encouraged to apply.
Rigorously analyze the landscape for new projects including from policy, political, and cultural perspectives
Distill business, customer, and partner constraints into digestible components for the design team
Design new products, services, and consumer experiences that realize our partners’ social impact goals
Think holistically about the design of new offerings and the implications related to both the customer’s experience as well as partner organizations’ ability to implement and scale
Create and communicate compelling new value propositions for customers
Develop financial models demonstrating the feasibility of recommendations
Travel to communities across the US and/or developing countries to work directly with partners in creating new solutions
Contribute to IDEO.org New York studio culture
Current MBA student or recent MBA graduate
Highly collaborative and able to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Excellence in research, analysis, and creating and explaining strategy
The ability to work in an ambiguous and dynamic environment and be comfortable with non-hierarchical organizations
The ability and desire to travel and work across the US and in developing countries