Design Summer Internship

Public Group International Ltd

  • Salary: Exact salary TBD - but a competitive stipend or salary will be provided
  • Location: London and potentially remote - Applicants must have a valid visa that permits work in their location of choice
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 30th May 2021 BST

Job Description


PUBLIC helps technology startups transform public services. We provide insight, support, networks, and capital to entrepreneurs with the latest and most innovative ideas, helping them to improve the lives of citizens through enhancing the services that the government provides. Led by ex-Deputy Head of the No.10 policy unit, Daniel Korski, and venture investor, Alexander de Carvalho, PUBLIC’s team has operational experience across government, startups, technology and finance.

Our business is growing fast, with our various teams providing advisory and consulting support to public bodies seeking to innovate and deliver better services using technology across Europe and delivering several events and engagements. Drawing on the knowledge, networks and technology capability of PUBLIC, our teams sets out to help public bodies enact crucial digital transformation activities.

The PUBLIC Summer Design Internship

We are seeking enthusiastic and passionate designers, creatives and user researchers to join our summer cohort to work on several innovation projects. We welcome designers, creatives and researchers from all walks of life, who have a passion for using their skills and talents to design and deliver services which create real impact.

As a design intern you will support live projects with external clients, as well as supporting PUBLIC's own ventures. This may include conducting user research, delivering design workshops, designing new services, creating visual materials and product prototypes. Our summer interns will get the chance to learn from decision makers, key thinkers, innovators and thought leaders, work with our portfolio startups and be fully embedded within a PUBLIC team, while getting a wider view of our ventures, events, accelerator activities and programmes.


These are flexible and dependent on your skills, interests and the project you are placed on, but may include any of the following:

  • Creating and executing user research strategies, including field studies, interviews, diary studies, participatory workshops, ethnography, surveys, usability testing, A/B testing and logs analysis.

  • Creating high and low fidelity wireframes and prototypes for digital products and services.

  • Coming up with creative ways to rapidly test new product or service ideas.

  • Creating sketches, illustrations and animations to bring ideas to life.

  • Creating design assets, branding, communications & marketing materials to support our events and communications departments.

  • Conducting design research to identify key trends in public sector technology.

  • Conduct accessibility audits for digital services & products.

  • Collaborate with PUBLIC's researchers, business and market analysts on end-to-end service design.

  • Creating and delivering presentations to communicate design ideas and research insights to inform strategic decision making.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Creativity: A passion for using creativity to solve challenging problems. An ability to think outside the box, and to consider problems from different angles.

  • Bias Towards Action: An ability to take initiative, act on and test ideas. Anticipating problems before they arise, and taking action to address them.

  • Outcome Driven: An ability to adapt your tools, methods and plans in order to get the job done.

  • Thinking Small & Large: Keeping the bigger picture and purpose in mind when getting into the details of a project. Paying attention to important details to deliver professional and aesthetically pleasing work.

  • Team Spirit: Collaborating with and supporting team members across a diverse organisation. Making our projects and company an enjoyable experience for everyone.

We're excited to read your application and potentially have you join us for the summer.

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Applications closed Sun 30th May 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Start your de-biased application