WHO WE ARE:
ActBlue is a nonprofit that builds tech and infrastructure for Democratic campaigns, progressive-aligned causes, and people trying to make an impact in order to fuel long-term, people-powered change. If you’ve ever given online to a Democrat or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our powerful online fundraising platform.
We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and help thousands of groups — from presidential candidates to environmental organizations — build grassroots movements. We envision a democracy where everyone looking to make progressive people-powered change can easily and effectively deploy their resources, energy, and creativity to shape our country and futures. Each and every one of us, from the political activists to the tech innovators to the customer service pros, is fully committed to our mission.
Join us for a unique and rewarding internship experience! We will accept applications on a rolling basis through April 15, 2022; we encourage interested applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible.
As a Product Design Intern with ActBlue Technical Services, you’ll have a direct impact on our team’s mission to advocate for and build accessible, inclusive, and consistent experiences for all users of ActBlue’s tools. You will work with the team on a refresh of our design system, learn about design tools, and build your presentation skills. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with and shadow designers, researchers, and product managers to gain an in-depth understanding of the product development process. Specific duties will vary by experience and interest.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Explore, design, and implement components for our Design System
Lead exploratory research to introduce new patterns and components
Lead exploratory research to aid in the introduction of motion design to our Design System
Assist in research planning and operations for Design System and Landing Page projects
Attend research sessions with users and assist with operations and documentation
Think through the organization used in our primary design tool, Figma
Research and propose an organization template to be used across product teams
Workshop and brainstorm ideas with the Design Team
Presentation skill building
Design and lead presentations at the team and department level
WHAT YOU BRING:
Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program focused on/around design and/or visual communication;
Strong commitment to ActBlue’s mission;
Availability from May 31st to August 12th;
Willingness and ability to work 40 hours per week;
Exceptional attention to detail;
Great communication skills;
Strong computer skills — ability to learn and adopt new technologies and systems;
Ability to be discreet with sensitive information;
Willingness to be a team player.
OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES:
We believe that ideas are more important than tools or technologies.
We believe in humanizing our work by designing for accessibility and inclusion.
We believe in high-level thinking as well as being detail-oriented; we focus on pixel-level details and microinteractions while also considering how details can ripple out at scale.
We believe that being correct isn’t enough; respect for your colleagues and users is fundamental.
Portfolio, cover letter, and resume
Phone Interview (30 minutes)
Case study interview with the Design & Research team (60 minutes)
Please note that you will have time to ask questions during each of the interview stages — we want to ensure that you have a chance to learn more about this role throughout the process!
LOCATION AND COMPENSATION:
ActBlue is currently authorized to support remote hourly employees in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, or Wisconsin.
This is a full-time, paid internship ($21 per hour). Interns over the age of 21 have the option of opting into ActBlue’s 401k program. ActBlue is equipped to have you onboard and work remotely from your home if you are hired for this role.
Women, people of color, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.
ActBlue is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position.
ActBlue cannot at this time sponsor work visas.
*ActBlue will never ask candidates to buy equipment, nor will we email from anything other than an actblue.com or actbluetech.com email address.