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Prototyping Design Intern (closed)

Job Description

Designer, Prototyping Intern

Experience Apple. There’s the typical job. Punch in, make widgets, punch out, repeat. Then there’s a career at Apple. Where you’re encouraged to defy routine. To explore the far reaches of the possible. To travel unchartered paths. And to be a part of something far bigger than yourself. Because around here, changing the world just comes with the job description.

Prototyping is an exploratory design team. We explore what new technologies might bring to our current and future products. It's our job to invent and propose new features and sometimes entirely new products. Over the past decade we have incubated products like iPad, Pencil, and the Apple TV Siri Remote. We pioneered force and haptics for Multi-touch Trackpads, iPhone, and Apple Watch. We express our ideas through pictures, animation, video and code. 

Here is what you would do:


We come up with novel ideas for how new technologies can improve the user experience. You should have a passion for creating new things and running with ideas. 

Visual Design

From quick sketching to polished pixel-perfect and everything in between. Capable in a range of styles. Beautiful interfaces, diagrams, printed material, presentations, and everything else.

Interaction Design

We strive design actions that are discoverable, and easy to perform, with good feedback. You should be interested in what goes where on screen and the details of how everything responds from touch down through touch up. Our work often goes beyond traditional patterns and elements.


We use animation and code to explore our ideas further. You don’t have to be able to code, but you should be able to express interactive concepts beyond pictures.


We work with people all over Apple: interface designers, industrial designers, engineers, marketing, and executives. You should enjoy working in a studio environment and participating in individual and group critiques. 


A big part of what we do is sharing our work with others and gathering feedback. You should be comfortable speaking to your work in front of small and large groups. 


You must be enrolled in a degree seeking program in a related field of study, graduating on or after August 2018.

Apple is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About Apple, Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.