User Experience Intern

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Feb 14, 2014 - Requisition No. 39510

The Role:

Bloomberg is committed to creating exceptional human experiences with technology by transforming complex data, workflow processes, and end user requirements into functional and unique software products.

Bloomberg's User Experience Team is offering internships to qualified students who will work with our team of designers, researchers, and prototypers toward building new experiences for our core product. Our team is seeking candidates with demonstrated interaction design and design communication, user research, and usability evaluation skills to work for a 3 month period during the summer. Not only will interns get the opportunity to work in a talented and growing team with mentorship opportunities, but they will also get the chance to understand how UX is applied to a specialized domain - financial services - with unique user needs.

Applicants must provide a resume AND portfolio reflecting your UX experience (prior jobs, research projects, or classes).

A background in applying common user-centered design practices to solve design challenges is desired. The ideal candidate would be a fast learner, able to understand constraints quickly and be able to both produce and communicate creative design solutions.


  • Pursuing a Masters or PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human Factors, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Excellent design communication skills and a willingness to understand and incorporate design feedback
  • Experience with transactional systems is preferred
  • Experience with contextual inquiry, user studies, and creating design work products such as wireframes; some proficiency in design tools such as Omnigraffle, Visio, InDesign, etc.
  • Experience with areas such as CSCW, social software, information visualization, sensemaking, or interruption/attention management is a plus.

The Company:

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company¿s strength ¿ delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately ¿ is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 315,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg¿s enterprise solutions build on the company¿s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and three magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at more than 150 bureaus in 73 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

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