Product Design Internship at Justworks

Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset – our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

Justworks is seeking a Product Design Intern to join our passionate and growing product design team for Summer 2024. As a design intern you will have the opportunity to work with a cross-functional team alongside fellow Product Designers as well as Product Managers, Engineers and Product Marketers to gain imperative knowledge and grow your skill set. You will have the opportunity to contribute to projects and work on all points of the design process from discovery to prototyping to launching designs for Justworks users.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Support projects from discovery to conceptualization to launch
  • Support with user research to gain empathy and better understand our customers’ needs
  • Validate solutions through rapid wireframing, prototyping and experimentation
  • Share work and get real-time feedback in our weekly design team meetings
  • Get 1:1 mentorship with a Product Designer
  • Leverage our design system with consistency and efficiency in mind
  • Work in an agile environment with your key stakeholders along with product, engineering, and design team
  • Collaborate with product managers to identify and define product opportunities in partnership with your product design mentor
  • Partner with engineers to deliver high quality experiences with guidance from your product design mentor
  • Collaborate with other interns and participate in getting to know team members across the Justworks departments
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Product Design Intern, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, you build your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes in the following competencies:

  • Customer focus – building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Teamwork and communication – putting our collective best together through documentation, collaboration, relationship-building, listening, empathy, recruiting, and evangelism.
  • Nimble learning – actively learning through experimentation when tackling problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Results-driven – achieving results, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Creative thinking – discovering new opportunities and solutions for problems by looking beyond current practices and using innovative thinking.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie – Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness – Your default is to be open. You’re willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit – You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity – Simply put, do what you say and say what you’ll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 
  • Simplicity – Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” 


  • Currently an undergraduate with an interest in technology and design-related field
  • Portfolio demonstrating a user-centered design process 
  • Interest in problem solving and an ability to communicate the reasons behind your design decisions
  • Appreciation for details, but also a desire to explore broad perspectives
  • A passion for typography, information hierarchy, interaction design, and usability heuristics
  • Awesome, humble, thoughtful, and interested in the quality of what ships to our customers
  • Has a growth mindset, readiness to learn and open to collaborating with the team
  • Experience with design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, and prototyping tools 

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $33.65 to $33.65 per hour.

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Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location.  Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. 

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.