Harmonic Design supports the growth of the service design field by offering summer internships to designers and talented professionals who bring design into strategy and look at experiences across channels.
The 2023 Summer Internship applications are closed
Are you someone who…
Is interested to work specifically in the field of service design, and want to design for the entire experience, not just within one vertical?
In the past, may have been siloed into your role or major, but have a strong desire to zoom out and work on the larger customer journey?
Feels empowered to innovate, to help clients to rewrite and restructure the story of their service experience, to modernize operations and organizational structures, and to create greater value for everyone who participates in a service?
Our 2023 Summer Intern Program is an opportunity to work side-by-side with our talented team. Also, we will introduce you to the larger service design network.
2023 Key facts
Location: Remote internship with the option of being in-person
10-week program starting June 5 (with flexibility)
Paid position (min. 30 hours per week)
Work with a team of designers on a client project while having the opportunity to help assist with internal initiatives at Harmonic Design
Interact with clients, work with a team that understands service design at its roots, and be part of the research and innovation process
Post-internship mentorship and guidance
Our internship team will be actively reviewing applications on a rolling basis against a list of skills we are looking for in this year’s program. We will reach out to applicants who have scored highly and move them forward.
Stage 1: Phone Screen
If you’re selected in our internal review process, someone from our team will contact you to schedule a phone call to learn more about you and your background. We’re interested in getting to know you, your skills, your hobbies, and even what you like to do for fun! Be prepared to share why you are interested in Harmonic and what you wish to gain from this summer internship experience.
Stage 2: Point-of-view and portfolio interview
Top candidates from the previous stage will be contacted for a portfolio review with one of our Harmonicas. Come prepared to share your project stories. These projects could be existing academic, client, or self-directed projects that demonstrate your service design thinking and interest in the practice.
Stage 3: Final Interview
The last stage includes a virtual meet-and-greet with an individual from Harmonic Design leadership.
Can I apply for the internship if I am not currently doing or studying service design?
Yes! We welcome applicants from other professional fields or academic majors who have a strong interest in the field of service design but no prior experience. If this describes you, please express your interest in the field through your application and show us how your unique perspective will influence your approach to design. Harmonicas come from a background in non-profits, film and television, museums, industrial design, the zoo, street art, user experience, and more, so we welcome those with unique backgrounds!
Is this a paid position?
Yes! We pay a competitive hourly salary. Happy to discuss this in more detail when we connect with you.
What can I expect from this position?
In addition to working hard and making an impact on that team, you can expect to have fun learning new tools, techniques, and methodologies alongside some of the very talented designers at Harmonic. Come with a learning mindset and expect to be surprised.
Can I expect this to turn into a full-time job?
Maybe. Landing a full-time job at Harmonic not only depends on your skills and how well you perform at your internship but also on whether we have an opening at that moment. We always look up our internship alumni when there is an opening.
At the end of your internship, we want you to have...
Greater knowledge and experience with service design (its mindset, tools, and methods)
Pride in doing valued work for clients and Harmonic
New relationships with smart and talented professionals
Memories of being challenged, but respected and appreciated
A lot of good stories to tell your peers about how much fun you had with us