Job ID 21000L4X
Available Openings 1
FMC-NA User Experience Internship Program
Description of Program
The User Experience Internship Program (UXIP) is designed to develop new skills in the field of User Experience. User Experience Design is a field that thrives on diverse thinking and empathy which enables the further enhancement our vision of how to better serve our heterogeneous patient population.
We want to offer something unique that will prove a solid learning experience that can serve as the foundation of an exciting and fruitful career path as an experience designer. We, as a User Experience group, feel it is our duty to support positive change in the world.
Description of Candidate’s Skills & Qualifications
Candidates must come to this internship with an open mind and a willingness to share their perspective. They must be interested in experience design (which includes visual design and other forms of human interactions with technology) and must be willing to open their minds to the experiences and feelings of others.
We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated knack for the building blocks of the field including but not limited to: visual design skills, some degree of competency with technology, and a curious mind for research and fact-based design choices.
Location of Work
Location of the UXIP will depend on what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic. If the offices are back open, the UXIP will be conducted out of the 32 Hartwell Avenue office in Lexington. Should our facilities still be closed, we will conduct this program online, as all other business is being conducted.
Description of Work
Work will consist of a combination of curriculum topics and engagement with actual projects that are in-flight at the time of the internship. Interns will be expected to help with work tasks as needed, while participating in skill-building activities. Opportunities for legally appropriate portfolio/resume building pieces will be explored throughout.
User research, Human Factors & User Centered Design
Training on innovation & brainstorming
Politics, Community, and Bridge-building
Introduction to dialysis & designing for healthcare
Job Searching & Interviewing
Resume & Portfolio Building
Expectations of Intern
The intern will be expected to:
Participate in 1:1 meetings with the UXIP supervisor
Show up on-time to all relevant meetings
Return all work-tasks and curriculum assignments on-time
Show-up with an open mind & ask lots of questions
Expectations of Learning Experience
The UXIP supervisor will be expected to:
Conduct daily status/planning meeting with the intern on each day the intern is present
Facilitate the teaching of curriculum topics
Expose intern to interesting projects, and questions as they come up, and introduce them to contact within the company
Provide feedback on work in a timely manner
Partnership Reference Program
In addition to the structured training and hands-on experience offered in this program, students will have the opportunity to get an inside-track for potential employment after the program. This is not a guarantee of employment, or a job placement program, but rather a chance to talk to partnering companies right out of the gate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Actively pursuing a college degree in similar major
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
Previous work experience preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.