Product Design Intern (REMOTE)

  • Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Tidepool is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on a mission to make diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful for people with diabetes, their care teams, and researchers. Founded in 2013, Tidepool hosts a suite of free software tools for people with diabetes and the clinics that serve them, including Tidepool Web, Tidepool Mobile, Tidepool Uploader, and, pending submission to FDA and associated review, Tidepool Loop. Learn more at

Follow us on Twitter at @Tidepool_org and on Facebook and Instagram.

Job Description

Design and user experience are at the forefront of everything we do. Designers at Tidepool partner closely with cross-functional team members from product, engineering, and data science teams. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Product Design intern to join our team for Spring/Summer 2021.

As a Product Design Intern, you’ll work with the product and design team under a specific product area, enabling you to take on a project from ideation through execution. You will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions at Tidepool.

What you’ll do:

  • Own and execute a design project from concept through delivery.

  • Build prototypes to test concepts.

  • Work to conduct user research.

  • Participate in design critique.

  • Interface with various internal stakeholders from product, engineering, marketing, support.


  • You have a dedication to learning.

  • You are curious and enjoy exploring new domains of knowledge.

  • You are intrinsically motivated.

  • You use your own judgment to move work forward and to seek guidance when needed.

  • You have a strong portfolio that demonstrates your practice of a design process solving problems for mobile and responsive web platforms. Experience with data visualization and/or healthcare is a plus.

  • You have a strong knowledge of visual design fundamentals including layout, color, and typography.

  • You have familiarity with design tools such as Figma or Sketch (Tidepool uses Figma).

  • You have demonstrated skills in Interaction Design, User Experience, or User Interface Design.

You have a minimum of 10 weeks of full-time availability—this internship has a flexible start date. Please list your preferred start in the screening questions.

Additional Information

What you’ll receive:

  • Full-time paid internship. Salary range is $20-$40/hour.

  • Guidance from a mentor.

  • Freedom to work from anywhere.

While many of Tidepool’s team members have a personal connection to diabetes, this is not a requirement. We do ask that you have empathy for chronic conditions and you are prepared to learn about the diabetes experience.

This is a remote position – you’ll be working from home and interacting with a team that works around the world, currently in 13 states and 5 countries. Learn more about working at Tidepool, including our approach to inclusion and diversity at

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!

Tidepool is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company supports diversity and inclusion in its core values and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. federal or state law or local ordinance. When necessary, the company will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position.

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