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At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns and co-ops who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Learn more about our 2022 program here. 


Intern, Product Design (Graduate)

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Intern, Product Design partners with various design, product, and development team members to support the team’s experience design and research activities. Additionally, the Intern takes on two to three individual projects focused on enhancing user experiences with specific products and services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with members of the design team to support FMI’s user experience value streams and project work.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the experience design process, from problem definition and methods selection to research prep and data collection, analysis, concept design, prototyping, usability testing, and wireframing.
  • Shadow design and research sessions to observe different methods and processes.
  • Conduct design workshops and activities with a collaborator / mentor from the design team, gaining experience working in a cross-disciplinary product design environment.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD in product design, human-computer interaction, human-centered design, service design, business, or design management.
  • Experience with human-centered design methods, concept design and sketching, digital prototyping, and conducting design and/or usability research.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with designers and developers
  • Prior experience working in healthcare
  • Familiarity working with cross-disciplinary product teams
  • Proactive and diligent team member; a driven and curious problem-framer and creative problem-solver; and a dynamic communicator and collaborator, looking to make a difference in a mission-driven healthcare context
  • Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g., persona and user scenario development, journey mapping, usability testing, survey design and analysis)
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
  • Able to reflect FMI’s values of Patients, Passion, Collaboration, and Innovation


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Our 2022 Internship Program

At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Not only will each intern have the opportunity to learn and grow, but we will also learn from our interns as we pursue our passion together. We offer opportunities in departments across the company including: Lab Operations, Cancer Genomics, Data Strategy & Product Development, Technology, and Business Support Services. 

Learn more about our 2022 program here. 

"My time as an intern helped shape my career decisions. Seeing the important work done at Foundation Medicine helped me realize that this was the right path for me. After I graduated college in May of 2020, I was offered a full-time position as a Molecular Technician, before being promoted to a Molecular Technologist I. In my current role, I process patient samples by performing DNA digestion, extraction, library construction, and quality control assays."

- Stephanie, Molecular Technologist, Former Laboratory Operations Intern


Learn more about making the most of your internship here. 

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Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

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