2021 summer interns reflect on what they learned and their Harmonic experience.
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: Initial Phone Call
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, 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: Virtual Portfolio Review
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 Phone Call
The last stage includes a virtual meet and greet with our CEO. We’re a small community of service designers at Harmonic, and our CEO takes pride and interest in personally meeting candidates to get to know them and their practice better.
Can I apply to the Harmonic Design 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.
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