/ Mark43 hiring Product Design (UX/UI) Intern - Summer 2021 in New York City, NY, US

Product Design (UX/UI) Intern - Summer 2021


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Post Date: 01/11/2021
  • Website: mark43.com
  • Company Address: 28 E 28th St. 12th Fl., New York, NY, 10016

About Mark43

Mark43 is a company developing public safety software. It offers a cloud platform that comprises computer-aided and records management systems as well as data analytics and intelligence tools. The platform enables users to collect, manage, analyze, and share information.

Job Description

Mark43’s mission is to empower communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. We build powerful, scalable, and elegant software that sets a new design standard for the tools our first responders rely on.

Come join our design team this summer as a paid intern, and learn what it’s like to design software for police officers, detectives, and 911 dispatchers. You’ll be working not only with award-winning designers, but also directly with some of the industry’s best product managers and engineers. The intern projects at Mark43 are real problems we need solved and have in the past included: a real-time map for dispatchers to keep track of first responders on the street, a dark mode color theme, and a command line feature to control our dispatch software. Get ready to be intellectually challenged and have your design skills stretched!


The Mark43 team has received the following awards:

  • Code for America - Best in Government Technology Awards (2015)
  • IxDA - Interaction Awards Finalist: Empowering
  • IxDA - Best in Category: Connecting (2017)
  • GovTech - Top 100 Award Recipient (2016, 2017)
  • Fast Company - The Most Innovative Companies of 2015


What you can expect to achieve

  • Learn to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of smart designers, product managers, and engineers
  • Work on a complex, challenging, and meaningful projects
  • Practice accessible and inclusive design
  • Practice design techniques and process (user research/product testing, flow diagramming, wireframing, prototyping, visual UI design)


What we expect from you

  • Solid grasp of design fundamentals (layout, hierarchy, typography, common UI patterns)
  • Self-motivated (we love side projects), detail oriented, and committed to quality
  • Willingness to empathize with users who may be unlike yourself
  • Willingness to justify and defend design decisions
  • Interest in technology, civic, and public safety issues
  • Portfolio submission so we can get a sense of your work


What you can expect from us

  • Mentorship on becoming a great digital product designer
  • Building mission critical and socially responsible software to enable first responders to better serve their communities
  • Constructive and actionable feedback on your work from designers at all levels
  • Gain experience at the arising intersection of design/technology/government
  • Experience the lightning-pace environment of a fast-growing tech startup in New York City

Read more about our work from our design team on Medium:

  • Records Privacy: Designing for our Users and their Communities
  • Designing for First Responders: Keyboard Usability & Outdated In-Vehicle Computers
  • My Remote Product Design Internship Experience at Mark43

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.