: UX Design Intern (January to May 2021)

Constant Contact is striving to lead the industry in Digital Marketing Solutions. We focus on building simple, yet powerful tools that help small businesses achieve their goals while being delighted along the way.

As a UX Design Intern, you will be working on an agile development team focused on helping our customers get the most value from our product. You will collaborate with product owners, developers, researchers, and support staff to understand our customers pain points and provide solutions to overcome these issues. You will improve designs on the current products that we offer in addition to create experiences for new products.

What youll do:

  • Work in a design driven development team that thrives on creating enterprise level applications that help the user become successful with the solutions we provide
  • Collaborate with peers, stakeholders, product managers, and developers to oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch as well as additional on-going iterations
  • Design flows and user interfaces that are simple, effective, and delightful.
  • Create user flows, conceptual wireframes, and functional prototypes
  • Act as the users advocate throughout the entire development process by subjecting early-stage designs to usability testing or expert review, and offering iterative suggestions from a user-centered perspective

Who you are:

  • Available January through May 2021 to work as an intern
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program with studies in Interaction Design, User Experience, Graphic Design, or other design-related fields
  • Able to empathize with users to understand their pain points and be a relentless champion of their cause throughout the entire process
  • Possess a portfolio of work that highlights your designs and design process, including work for phone, tablet and web platforms
  • Ability to accept input gracefully while also taking the initiative to push back respectfully when advocating for optimal user experience
  • Experience with tools for product design such as Sketch

Why youll love us:

  • In this era of COVID-19, we believe in putting our employees first and keeping them safe. We were one of the first technology companies to make significant changes to our office environments and team interactions, including mandatory working from home and safety procedures to enter our office space. We are committed to not require any face-to-face interaction for our employees until the data shows it is entirely safe for our teams.
  • We celebrate one anothers differences. Although we're proud of our culture of diversity and inclusion, we're working hard to strengthen and improve this culture. We have programs in place that bring us together on important issues, and provide educational opportunities for all employees.
  • Youll have opportunities to advance. Were fans of helping our employees learn different aspects of the business, be challenged with new tasks, be mentored and grow.
  • Join the experts. If youre passionate about WordPress and equally passionate about supporting businesses of all sizes, you wont find a better spot to share your talent. Were dedicated to improving the quality of our product from a customer standpoint, and have a true desire to help the little guy/gals.
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Lina
Product Training & Customer Operations co-op

 

Why did you choose Constant Contact?

I didn’t know too much about the company prior to applying. However, once I came in to interview, I got to see what the company was like, what the people were like, and learn more about the culture. It sold me.

What did you learn from the co-op program?

I always thought work had to be very serious and stiff, and that’s kind of how I was at the beginning of the internship. But then I learned that you can have a little fun. It makes your experience better and makes your work better because you’re able to build real relationships with people. I’m even able to be friendly with my boss, which I never thought could happen. We’re able to laugh about things but still can be serious when we need to get things done. It’s a great balance.

I also went from organizing webinars to leading my own. In fact, everything that could go wrong did go wrong in the first one I led. I learned to problem-solve on the fly and it ended up going well. I think it set me up to be more successful for the webinars that followed.

 How do you think your experiences here will shape your future and career?

I’m so thankful, even to this day, because the culture and people have been so great. I’m worried that I won’t find another company like this. Everyone is respectful and makes you feel like a part of the team, even as an intern or co-op. I’m taken seriously here and given opportunities to work on big products with different departments. It even allows me to have a say on projects, which I didn’t think I would have coming into this. It really built my confidence in my skills and ideas.

What was the most impactful scenario during your time here?

I’m naturally a shy person and not overly outgoing, but Constant Contact is very big on relationships and offers ways to naturally build those. Some things we’ve done were team meetings, bonding exercises (like a fun Lego team building one), dinners, and more. It made it easy and more comfortable to get to know people.

For example, in the beginning I’d just quietly take notes at meetings. Now, I feel comfortable and empowered to speak up. It also helped me feel comfortable enough to start leading live webinars, which can be intimidating. The relationship-building helped me do better in my job, overall.

Sebastien
Talent Acquisition Co-Op

What did you learn from this program?

It reaffirmed that I’m a big people person because I had to interact with people constantly at work.

I learned how to manage myself with self-directed work. I figured out what steps I needed to take to get the end the result. It was interesting to see how I was empowered to take action on my decisions and make it happen.

My main work experience was in retail, and working here was hugely different. In a professional setting, you have to know how to be accountable for yourself and make sure you show up on time, invest in your day, and manage your workload on your own.

Why did you choose Constant Contact?

I saw your mission and that seemed really cool because I’m from a city that has a ton of small businesses. Our economy thrives off them. So I checked out the website and thought this seemed like a great company to work for.

How do you think your experiences here will shape your future and career?

It gave me more understanding of professionalism, as far as how to communicate and behave and how to get the message across to different people.

I learned that change is always constant and being able to adapt and deal with change is a top skill to learn. Being flexible will help me roll with the punches for both school and work.  

You have to be able to absorb the culture and take it with you wherever you go. You are a spokesperson for the company and culture, even off the clock.

What was the most impactful scenario during your time here?

When I was able to talk to people at Northeastern and say, “Hey, come get my job. I can tell you all about it.” When people were able to ask me what the job is and if they’d be a fit, and I was able to vouch for it and advocate for it, it showed me that I really knew what I was doing. I was able to talk to my peers and confidently say they should come here, this is why it’s awesome, and this is why it helps small businesses and non-profits. To be able to articulate it in a way that interested them was really important.

Dana
Talent Acquisition Co-Op

What did you learn from this program?

Working in talent acquisition (and specifically sourcing) has helped me get out of my shell a little bit more. Reaching out to people who aren’t necessarily looking for a job was hard in the beginning, but when I realized I was playing a valuable role in Constant Contact’s recruiting efforts and was helping candidates change the course of their careers, things became easier. Even though it was a little awkward or difficult for me to reach out to people at first, it helped me become more outgoing throughout the course of my co-op.

After being in retail, I realized that it’s not too different from Constant Contact. It’s all about customer service, and that’s what Constant Contact’s primary focus is. I didn’t realize how many people can be considered “customers” aside from people paying for a product/service. On our team, our customers are our candidates and hiring managers. It’s interesting to see how I was able to apply those same skills to a different customer-base.

Why did you choose Constant Contact?

As the great-granddaughter of immigrants who opened a small grocery store during the great depression, Constant Contact’s mission really resonated with me. Coming to work each day knowing I’m able to have a positive impact on small businesses makes me feel like I’m a part of something special. Also, when I came in to interview, I really connected with the people here which was much different than the other experiences I had during interviews.

How do you think your experiences here will shape your future and career?

Learning how Constant Contact treats people, develops people, and leads people is going to stay with me. From the beginning, I felt like a valued and respected part of the team and moving forward I’m going to do what I can to foster that same kind of environment wherever I go.  My co-op also showed me what good leadership looks like and that it’s possible to be professional, approachable, and fun all at the same time. I hope to use these experiences to nourish a culture of fun and productivity at future opportunities.

What was the most impactful scenario during your time here?

In the beginning, I had no experience in recruiting and wasn’t even sure it was something I could do. But after casually talking to someone on a random bus ride back to Boston from NYC about the company and why I loved working there, my outlook changed. I was able to pique his interest and it ultimately led to him joining our team. I would have never expected to get a hire while traveling, so it showed me that I was able to represent Constant Contact as a great place to work no matter where I was or what I was doing. I realized how passionate I am about Constant Contact and how much I care about the mission. Through that passion, I was able to build my confidence as a recruiter. 

Lauren
Corporate Social Responsibility Intern