User Research Intern

April 10, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50.00
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At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn't do this without hiring the best people. We're a group of hard- working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they're trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That's us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We're a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You've got positive energy. You're optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You're never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You're both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let's face it, you can't have one without the other. You're cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You're not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn't scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We're stronger together, and you're a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.
  • Coinbase is seeking interns to join our User Research team for a 12-week internship to understand user needs for existing products like, Prime, Wallet, etc. You will contribute to unique, large scale, highly complex product problems. You will help researchers, designers, and product managers craft thoughtful experiences to help enable all people to engage with the crypto economy. You don't need to be an expert on cryptocurrency to join us—we welcome folks at many different moments in their cryptocurrency journey. We only ask that you have a basic knowledge of cryptocurrency and Coinbase's role in it, and an interest in learning more.

    What you'll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Work on one or more research projects with other researchers, designers, and product managers to investigate a product problem or area.
  • Learn how to plan and execute research to solve complex and ambiguous product problems.
  • Craft one or more research reports to clearly communicate your findings and make impactful design and product recommendations for the team.
  • What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or trade program certificate in a research-related field, or pursuing user research as an extracurricular while enrolled in a Bachelors program.
  • Actively seeking a career in user research.
  • Working knowledge of general research principles (experimental design, bias, confounds, etc.) and UX research principles (usability testing, design thinking, etc.).
  • Enjoy thinking about how people interact with products, with a natural curiosity to understand others' mental models and motivations.
  • Self-motivated and committed to personal growth.
  • Approach problems with positive energy.
  • Application Requirements

  • Final report from a past research project: This can be a school, bootcamp, or consulting/extracurricular project. We're interested to see how you communicate your findings, as well as how the research goals influenced your choices with methodology, execution, and recommendations. Please share as PDF or doc (link or Dropbox/Drive link or email attachment)
  • Resume: Include previous work and/or educational experiences
  • Pay Transparency Notice: Target hourly pay rate for this role is $50.00 per hour.

    ID: G2437

    Commitment to Equal Opportunity

    Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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