[UPDATE: Applications for 2017 are now closed. Thank you for your interest!]
I’m often asked why I set up this blog. The main reason, aside from “because its fun!”, is that I want to help people everywhere interested in UX and design by sharing my experiences along the way.
More recently, I’ve been mulling over how I can help people in a more direct way. I see people all the time looking for UX mentorship and I’d like to be able to offer my services in a way that is achievable for me. I also know that people new to UX often struggle filling up their portfolio with projects before bagging their first role.
So, that’s why I’ve decided to set up the I Am Not My Pixels UX internship programme.
What being a UX intern involves
This is for a 3 month period, and in that time, will involve working on a self-contained UX project for me. You’ll also have direct access to me for questions + advice, as well as help with things like access to UX resources, interview prep + practise and portfolio advice.
This is all to be done remotely, so its open to anyone anywhere in the world (although I am based in London so I’d ask you to accommodate GMT time zones when we are speaking).
This is an unpaid internship, as much as I would love to be able to. This is purely an exchange of services.
An IANMP UX Intern gets:
- Access to my mentorship and advice, including unlimited emails and 1 hour Skype call a month, for 3 months.
- An intro on my blog and social media as my UX intern, giving you exposure to a wider UX community
- A project and experience to add to your portfolio
- Membership of a secret Slack group through which you’ll get ongoing advice and support past 3 months
In return, a UX intern will:
- Commit to doing a UX project for me, that could be added to a portfolio, within a 3 month timeframe.
- Write 1-2 guest posts for my blog on mutually agreed UX topics
After 3 months:
The internship will rotate to a new person every 3 months but once you’ve been a UX intern, your access won’t just stop! I want to cultivate a group of talented new UX designers, who can support each other as well!
So, once you’re an intern, you’ll be added to a secret Slack group where you’ll continue having access to guidance from me as well as from the other members who will also have been specially chosen as interns.
How to apply
If this sounds interesting to you, please apply by emailing me at yael @ iamnotmypixels dot com, subject line: UX intern. You’ll then receive a short application form to send back.
I look forward to hearing from you!