User Experience Researcher - Intern

Linkedin Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 days ago

User Experience Researcher, Intern

Sunnyvale or San Francisco

Research is an integral part of LinkedIn's product design and development process. We offer a research climate that encourages a wide range of methods and approaches to explore and understand our large suite of products. Our team is responsible for research that feeds the design, strategy and development of all products and services, covering both consumer (, mobile applications, subscriptions) and enterprise (talent, marketing, and sales solutions).

As an intern on the User Experience Research team, you will support our team throughout the entire research process, collaborating closely with cross-functional counterparts in Product Management, Design, Marketing, and Engineering to influence key strategy and execution decisions. You will help define the next-generation of LinkedIn products as you spearhead a human-centered decision-making process and develop the most useful and usable product experiences for a global audience.

At LinkedIn, we strive to help our employees find passion and purpose. Join us in changing the way the world works.


  • Partner with design, product, and marketing colleagues to understand business needs and design appropriate research studies to generate focused insights.

  • Design and conduct user research studies, including surveys, in-depth interviews, field studies, focus groups, and concept/prototype testing.

  • Cleverly deliver research findings with strong recommendations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing BA/BS degree or higher in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Social Science, Anthropology, Human-Computer Interaction, Design, a related field or equivalent experience.

  • You must be currently enrolled in a college or university program and must be returning to school the term following your summer internship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A passion for observing behavior and synthesizing insights into product design.

  • The ability to quickly tailor and design effective, appropriate research approaches within constraints.

  • Working knowledge of secondary research methods, including desk research, market research firms and other vendors.

  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision.

  • Ability to create compelling presentations and confidently convey insights through storytelling.

  • Familiarity with quantitative methods preferred.

  • Excellent sense of humor, flexible by nature, comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience with empathy and understanding of accessible design best practices.

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User Experience Researcher - Intern