Product Designer, Intern

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Intern
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access and when everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

We are looking for Product Design Interns for Square Design teams in San Francisco, Atlanta, and New York City for 12 week summer opportunities. Our focus is to solve complex needs for sellers of all types and sizes by creating end-to-end experiences that are intuitive, polished, and scalable. We pride ourselves on rethinking established paradigms and redefining elegance in software. Designers at Square take projects from napkin sketches to final visual specifications. In this role, you’d be working with our multidisciplinary team to conduct research, design solutions, mock up and prototype new ideas, and present work and progress to our cross-functional teams. 

***For consideration, please submit a link to your portfolio along with any team preferences***

  • ATL, Commerce Platform Design: A unique challenge that offers you, as a designer, to solve for many products and platforms in parallel—including services like Orders, Catalog, Prices, and Identities. They are products that are integral to Square’s ecosystem, and you’ll be able to help drive the design and approach on features and services that empower small and medium-sized businesses and the people behind them.

  • NYC, Seller Product Design: You will be responsible for working with our team of designers in defining the vision for our Point of Sale products, as well as other experiences across the Square ecosystem.

  • SF, Point of Sale and Customers Product Design: Design future looking experiences and features used by millions of small businesses as they grow their brands with tools like Square Marketing and Square Loyalty, make sales on and offline with Square Invoices, and transact with customers face to face using the Point of Sale products. From app architecture to interaction, prototyping to visual design, our team crafts experiences that empowers individuals to start small and grow big.


You are:  

  • Currently a student in an undergraduate or graduate program, studying graphic design, human-computer interaction, or industrial design and has at least one semester of course work remaining,

You have:

  • Experience in—and passion for—turning complex problems into simple and engaging customer experiences for the web, iPad, iPhone, and Android

  • Interest in developing information architecture, interaction models, customer flows, schematics, and visual design for products and services

  • The ability to communicate interactions rapidly at varying levels of resolution

  • Demonstrated comfort with an iterative design process that includes accepting and acting on feedback and constructive criticism

  • Excellent collaboration skills

Even better:

  • Experience conducting customer research, including usability tests

  • Familiarity with creating interactive prototypes

  • Background in motion design and related software

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.