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Summer 2024 - Product Design Intern



Product, Design
Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

Coinbase is seeking interns to join our Product Design team for a 12-week / 16-week internship to understand user needs for existing products like Coinbase.com, Prime, Wallet, etc. You will contribute to unique, large scale, highly complex product problems. You will help researchers, designers, and product managers craft thoughtful experiences to help enable all people to engage with the crypto economy. You don’t need to be an expert on cryptocurrency to join us—we welcome folks at many different moments in their cryptocurrency journey. We only ask that you have a basic knowledge of cryptocurrency and Coinbase’s role in it, and an interest in learning more.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Work on a product design project with a product team and coaching from an intern manager to turn a product idea into a tangible user experience across mobile and/or web platforms.
  • Engage in group Design critiques to improve and get feedback on your work.
  • Apply problem-solving skills and learn new methods of design thinking and human-centered approaches to solve complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Craft and prototype visually polished experiences to socialize your solutions and work closely with engineering to implement a final solution.

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Some experience using computer programs to design (like Figma or Sketch).
  • Enjoy thinking about how people interact with products and building experiences that users love.
  • Self-motivated and committed to personal growth.
  • Approach problems with positive energy.

Nice to haves:

  • Degree or currently pursuing a degree Bachelors, Masters, or trade program certificate in a Design-related field or pursuing design extracurricularly while enrolled in a Bachelors program.
  • Experience with or excited to learn about crypto.

Position ID: G2486

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