Design Research Internship Opportunity


Are you looking to join a passionate, creative team for a 6-month Design Research internship opportunity? If so, CCD is interested in meeting you.

What we are looking for…

We are looking for someone who is passionate about design and usability, is curious about users and their needs, a real self-starter, to join and develop our Re:Search team on a 6-month internship.

You must be dedicated to improving design solutions and motivated to explore new approaches and techniques. You have a desire to challenge industry thinking and an appetite for learning. You have shown you are a strong team player, with an adaptable approach and strong communication skills. You will become part of multi-disciplinary group working on exciting and fast paced projects, which need research and preparation for internal and client requests.

This includes:

Undertaking internal design projects which will feed into our thinking, marketing and potential future client projects.

Researching various markets. You are the knowledge! Keeping us up to date on the latest innovations, trends and insights across cultures and sectors.

Working on research-based presentations used for keynotes, in-house and client workshops.

Assisting in creating dynamic marketing content such as video, animation and graphics.

Supporting design research elements of client projects & presenting ideas and concepts to design leads and project teams.

Willing to muck in when needed, in the office, on client site or at pay day drinks!

A fair exchange…

This is a paid internship – we’re not here to exploit designers! So, we offer a competitive internship salary and a chance to make a positive difference in people’s lives and do great work in London.

Our studio is at Second Home in Spitalfields – you will become a member while you are in the programme giving you access to their facilities, events and cultural programme plus a chance to mingle with start-ups and other companies.

The internship is for 6 months.  At the end of the programme, there is the potential for a permanent position depending on our recruitment needs at the time.  There is also the potential to extend the intern placement for a further period.

You will be working with other interns and our studio of designers & researchers.

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Who are you…?

You’ve recently graduated in Usability, User Experience, Service Design, Industrial Design, Graphic/Information Design, Psychology, Anthropology, Cognitive Science, or a related field.

The key is being interested in researching people and human behaviour within the context of design.

The CCD internship is only for graduates.

About CCD

We are a leading human behaviour and design agency. We specialise in applying the science of human factors and ergonomics to the design process.  Our mission is to make things just work better.

We work in four main areas:

  • Designing physical spaces, information and services to deliver great experiences
  • Designing information for wayfinding & navigation
  • Design of productive and healthy workspaces
  • Designing human interactions with digital and physical products

Find out more at

We run an internal team under our Re:search, Re:think, Re:imagine brand that is staffed by interns and delivers internal and client project design research.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, relevant work samples, the dates you are available to work, and any questions you may have to:

We intend to interview for the role in October with a start as soon as possible after we’ve found the right person.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


David Watts

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