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Firefox UX Design Intern (Summer 2020)

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User Experience

Mozilla is hiring UX Design Interns onto our Firefox product team. Our headquarters are based in the Bay Area, but we also have opportunities at our offices in Toronto!  

We are engineers, designers, makers, and problem solvers. We work in the fishbowl known as the open source community, with a clear focus on making the Web better. Working with us, you’ll help build interesting new features, improve Mozilla products, and explore new product directions. To be part of the team, we ask that you be user centered, technically-curious, and excited to be moving the Mozilla mission forward. 

As a part of our Mozilla Internship Program, you will:

  • Impact challenging projects influenced by our family of Mozilla products in and outside of the Firefox web browser (accessibility, voice design, developer tools, mobile, and mixed reality), Pocket, and more
  • Be mentored by a fellow teammate and someone who shares the same values
  • Do real work on real projects and make contributions that will impact hundreds of millions of users
  • Participate in social events with your fellow interns (amusement parks, ice cream and boba socials, board game nights, escape rooms, and painting parties)
  • Meet with Mozilla leaders including our CEO, Executive Chairwoman, CPO, Chief R&D Officer, CMO, and Executive Foundation Director
  • Present your work to Mozilla leaders and fellow team members

Perks include:

  • Market competitive pay
  • Catered lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • Housing service or housing stipend provided 
  • Flights and ground transportation to and from internship
  • Work visas sponsored
  • Attendance at our bi-annual All Hands Meeting

Application and Interview Process

  • Recruiting begins in September, and we hire on a rolling basis through March. While there is no set application deadline, we do have a limited number of positions open each year, so please apply early!
  • Locations include Mountain View, San Francisco, Toronto, Berlin, and Paris. Please refer to our internship listings for specific locations offered by position.
  • The process starts with a résumé review.
  • Next, some will be asked to submit a description of a project that they've worked on.
  • Those moving on will partake in interviews with team members followed by a hiring manager interview and ultimately an intern offer decision.

We have 2 positions open on the following teams:

Firefox Product / UX Design Intern (Toronto, Canada)

Join Firefox UX to work within our passionate Desktop browser team. Help us improve people's browsing experience around the globe. You will collaborate with designers and engineers on refining existing features and adding new ones to our products. Your main focus will be to help us ship privacy and security features we are working on.

Firefox Product / UX Design Intern, Search (Toronto, Canada)

The Firefox Search team is responsible for creating the next generation of search experiences across our desktop and mobile products. We use tools such as Sketch, Invision, and Framer to design and test new ideas. We're looking for a User Experience intern to collaborate with Researchers and Engineers to design and test new search functionality.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Design, Human Computer Interaction, or a related discipline 
  • Must be graduating in December 2020 and onward

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in UX Design Methodologies 
  • Proficiency in Sketch
  • Strong communication and social skills 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Empathy for users, passion for using data to make product decisions
  • Experience with user research techniques

About Mozilla 

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and controlled. Join us and become part of our mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity online. 

Mozilla is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity throughout our recruiting and hiring process and is dedicated to increasing diversity in our workplace. 


User Experience: Open Positions

Why Mozilla?

At Mozilla, we’re serving humanity—by maintaining a safe, open internet—while also helping the individual humans employed here to reach their personal and professional goals. With a relatively small team serving hundreds of millions of people, a culture of exploration, and a commitment to mentorship, opportunities abound to learn and grow at Mozilla.

Our values drive our actions

  • Purpose is built into our work, with our mission driving every decision
  • We challenge assumptions, the status quo, ourselves, and each other
  • We are transparent: in our code, our business partnerships, and our everyday interactions
  • We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and with perspectives different from our own
  • We pair purpose with performance and put people ahead of profit

Our impact is global

  • 1000+ paid staff from over 30 countries
  • Thousands of volunteer contributors across six continents
  • 10 global offices: Mountain View, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Beijing, and Taipei
  • Hundreds of home offices globally

Our benefits are world-class

  • Flexible work environment (nearly half of Mozillians work remotely)
  • Industry-leading paid parental leave (up to 26 weeks of fully paid leave for childbearing parents and up to 12 weeks for non-childbearing parents)
  • Reimbursement for professional development (up to $3,000/year)
  • A work setup including the latest hardware and software of your choice
  • Wellness programs — we reimburses up to $1700/year for expenses like child and elder care, mental wellness, and personal enrichment