Web and Email Developer – Remote, Paid, Six-Month Internship
Are you ready to strengthen your skills in HTML & CSS, web property management, system admin, and UX skills? Then you’ll want to apply for our remote, six-month paid internship with the Center Centre – UIE team.
What your internship will be like
Your six-month internship will have two phases.
Phase One: Learn HTML Email Production
During the first three months of your internship, you’ll execute the editorial calendar, which consists of HTML email campaigns, their related blog posts (in WordPress and Medium), and some social media work.
Let’s look at a typical week of the first half of your internship:
You’ll create, manage and ship our daily HTML emails
You’ll follow our editorial calendar in Notion to execute much of our daily production work. You’ll create, test, and schedule multiple Mailchimp email campaigns each day, supporting all of Center Centre – UIE’s current efforts.
Next, you’ll start to learn what it takes to manage our web properties
You’ll continue training, learning our processes and workflows. Once the bulk of your training is complete, we’ll identify tasks for you to complete that will have you interacting with our web properties and their related components.
Your input will be considered and valued from day one
You’ll work closely with the team and CEOs to push good design. While you’re learning, you will also be contributing to the process.
Phase Two: Implementing New Development Capabilities
During the last three months of your internship, you’ll improve your leadership and management skills by training an incoming intern and working on a dedicated project you can show to future employers.
You’ll gain new responsibilities:
You’ll help us hire new interns
You’ll participate in the same hiring process you went through, but now on our side. You’ll use the experience you gained during your internship to help us identify a candidate who will do as great a job as you’ve done. This will allow you to get a better perspective on what an interviewer will be looking for and how to set yourself apart in future interviews.
You’ll learn new things by managing your own dedicated web project
Once the incoming intern is trained, you’ll work on a dedicated project that allows you to learn new developer skills. You’ll leave the internship with solid experience, having completed a web-based project from concept to delivery. (We’ll pick a project that’s based on your career interests.)
Your intern work will be essential to our mission
We have a 100-year mission at Center Centre – UIE: to rid the world of everything that’s poorly designed. Every day, we work with user experience professionals in every industry, helping them deliver well-designed products and services. When you join our team, your work will become an important part of our mission.
We’re a learning organization, and this internship is no different. During your six months with us, you’ll learn how to execute HTML email campaigns, you’ll manage large lists in an email service provider, you’ll improve your system admin skills, learn new front (and potentially back) end technologies, and you’ll learn all aspects of online communication production.
You’ll also learn how small organizations hire new team members. You’ll get first-hand experience training new employees. And you’ll take a project from concept through delivery to show you’re ready to deliver great work.
With your web development help, our organization delivers on our mission. Your work is crucial for us to expand our network of UX professionals, potential students, and supporters.
How the interview process works
After you send in your application, we’ll give it a solid review. If you’re someone that could fit what we’re seeking, we’ll schedule an initial interview with you. Later, you’ll meet our team, and we’ll learn more about your past web accomplishments and comparable experience.
We’re an easy-going group, and the interview process is low-pressure. We promise to keep you in the loop during the entire process, and we’re happy to answer any questions you might have.
We see our hiring process as a partnership with everyone who applies. We’re in this together.
What we want to see
During the interviews, we’re looking specifically for these things:
- How you have hand-coded HTML & CSS, and can show us a personal portfolio (public GitHub repositories are also good).
- How you have gained an understanding of the importance of web workflow pieces, such as a CMS (like WordPress) and version control (like GitHub).
- How you have worked through the challenge of learning new things.
- How you have worked on highly-detailed project work.
- How you have built up your daily and weekly routines to ensure important regular tasks are completed in a timely fashion.
- How you have worked independently on projects.
- How you have collaborated through online teamwork.
- How you have adapted to changing work priorities and direction in a fast-paced setting.
- How you deal with, learn from, and solve a problem.
We want to hear everything you have to tell us on these topics. The more you can tell us, the more you’ll be considered for this position. Don’t hold back.
You might want to check out our web sites—playbook.uie.com, www.centercentre.com , uxcareers.uie.com, aycl.uie.com, and www.uie.com —for some insight into our current efforts. Best of all, hear what past interns had to say about the experience. We think you’ll be excited by where we are today and the challenge to get us where we’re going.
This is a full-time position for six months.
This position is fully remote. Because of the lockdowns, we’re all working from our homes. We work within the hours of 8:30am to 5pm Eastern U.S. Time, Monday through Friday. Our new intern will need to work these hours too.
We hire interns throughout the year. Each internship is for a full 24 weeks.
The position pays up to 40 hours each week. This is a temporary position and is not eligible for full-time benefits, such as health insurance.
We will work with you to provide you with all the equipment you need to do your job, including technical, software, and hardware needs.
You need to have U.S. permanent residency or be a U.S. citizen for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Think this internship is right for you and your career goals?
Fill out the application below. Include a PDF of your résumé. We will be in touch soon!