Product Design Intern

Posted on June 13, 2024 by InternPlug

  • Remote, United States of America
  • No Salary information.
  • Full time
  • Other
  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description


  • Department: Growth Marketing and Digital Experience
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday / 40 hours/week
  • Location: Fully Remote
  • 12 week internship beginning in August or September 2024


Paid time off (PTO)
Various health insurance options & wellness plans
Retirement benefits including employer match plans
Long-term & short-term disability
Employee assistance programs (EAP)
Parental leave & adoption assistance
Tuition reimbursement
Ways to give back to your community

  • Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.


Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need.
The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care - including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 20 states and the District of Columbia while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
The Ascension Experience Research & Design Team within Ascension GMDx - Growth Marketing Digital Experience group - exists to accelerate Ascension’s journey to transform healthcare, for those we seek to serve and those who serve, by delivering human-centered experiences powered by people, design, data, and technology.
Internship Summary

The Ascension Digital Product Design Internship Program is designed to provide an on-the-job learning opportunity aimed at gaining "real world" product design work experience, supporting healthcare workers and patients.
The Digital Product Design Intern will grow in their design, collaboration, and product strategy skills through various work assignments. In addition, the intern may attend department meetings and hospital/healthcare site visits to gain an understanding of information technology and its impact in the healthcare environment.

Ascension Studio’s objective is to provide a working and learning environment where interns can develop the skills and competencies necessary to grow into successful product design professionals and potential Ascension associates.
Essential Functions:

  • Work with cross-functional teams in an Agile development model
  • Participate in team meetings and ceremonies
  • Assist in the ideation and design of a wide range of experiences including software apps and service design
  • Participate in feedback discussions with users and internal stakeholders to refine concepts
  • Present designs for critique and feedback to stakeholders and fellow xRD members
  • Pursue feedback from other teammates (Design, Product, Development)
  • Collaborate with the xRD team to conduct user research using various methodologies such as surveys, interviews, and usability testing.
  • Analyze and synthesize research findings to identify insights and opportunities for improving digital experiences.
  • Assist in developing wireframes, prototypes, and user interface designs based on user-centered design principles.
  • Contribute to user testing sessions and iterate designs based on feedback and usability findings.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including marketers, developers, and content creators to ensure design solutions meet user needs and business objectives.
  • Contribute to ongoing projects aimed at optimizing website usability, multi-language, ADA accessibility, and overall user satisfaction.


  • High school diploma equivalency OR Enrolled in accredited program specific to discipline required.

Additional Preferences

Intern Qualifications
  • Recently graduated or current degree seeking major working toward a certification, bachelor’s or master’s degree in HCI, interaction design, service design, or related degree with coursework in user experience design.
  • We will also consider applicants in non-collegiate design programs and those with previous real-world experience.
  • Knowledge of design methodologies such as design systems, user interface design, heuristic evaluation, information architecture mapping, flow diagramming, sketching and ideating, wireframing, prototyping, creating detailed design specifications for hand-off to developers
  • Proficient in Google Suite tools or equivalent
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Passion for user-centered design and improving digital experiences.
  • Familiarity with design tools such as Figma, Sketch, or Adobe Creative Suite is advantageous.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas and insights effectively.
  • Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem-solving and learning.

Ascension Technologies Will Provide
  • Gain valuable experience working in a collaborative and innovative healthcare digital and product development environment.
  • Opportunity to contribute to impactful projects that shape the future of patient engagement.
  • Flexible work schedule and potential for remote work based on project needs.
  • Paid intern position
  • Intern orientation and on-boarding
  • Job coaching/career counseling/mentoring
  • Opportunity for skill development
  • Opportunity for networking

Intern will be responsible for
  • Great work ethic
  • Outstanding attendance record
  • Participation in Training - Learning
  • Room/board
This role will support the Digital Design Department which falls within GMDx.

Why Join Our Team

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 134,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) poster.
As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.
Pay Non-Discrimination Notice
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Advertised until:
July 13, 2024

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