[Job] GE is looking for an Interaction Design Intern

11 Apr 2012 - 9:24am
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General Electric Company is hiring one interaction design intern starting (flexibly) between May and August 2012. It is a 12-month paid position within the Industrial Design Operations group located at GE's Home & Business Solutions world headquarters in Louisville, KY. Considered candidates must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs in interaction design, industrial design, human computer interaction or similar major. Unfortunately, recently graduated students can not be considered for internships.

The interaction design intern is part anthropologist, part storyteller, and part engineer. This person has the ability to solve problems creatively with interdisciplinary sensibility to graphic, product, and digital media design and is open to learning and contributing to the future of GE's products. Within our design process, this person must grasp the importance of user research, extrapolate problems, translate opportunities into concepts, present, persuade, and follow through with design details. This person will design a variety of product categories with projects ranging from individual interfaces and applications to entire suites.

GE's IDO group is a collaboration of industrial, graphic, and interaction designers, model makers, R&D engineers, user researchers, and human factors specialists. Our studio space is a colorful, open floor-plan with pin-up space, whiteboards and product work rooms for focused research and exploration. We have a well-equipped shop with metal/wood tools, paint booth, CNC and 3D printing machines. Our human-factors lab facilitates in-context activity studies, eye-tracking, and participant observation and discussion. We work very closely with product and marketing managers and a large contingent of engineers.

Desired skills:

  • 2D layout and illustration in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Storyboarding, mapping, and wireframing in Omnigraffle/Visio or Indesign
  • Time-based and interactive media design in Flash or AfterEffects
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and application development


If interested, please email your resume and portfolio URL or PDF (<10MB) to david.c.bingham@ge.com

Also, click here to download the full pdf from GE.