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UI/UX Engineer Intern - Civicly Envolved

Chicago, United States

About Us:

Democracy is work, let us make it easy. Our vision is for all citizens to have the information they need to be the driving force of democracy.

Civicly Envolved is a digital platform that helps citizens get more involved in their government, and provides officials, advocacy groups and even candidates critical insights into how their citizens feel.

Our goal is to build a simple, personalized interface that aggregates the data that you need to get involved. We are an early-stage start-up looking for passionate, creative, self-starters who want to 1) learn about this complex environment, and 2) help make a real difference in the world.

The UI/UX Engineer Intern will be working directly with Co-Founders and others on the product team to learn more about what delights our customers. The intern will focus on embracing the customer journey, prioritizing customer needs and making those creative solutions a reality. The engineer will work to build features into the cross-platform mobile application. The intern will also be responsible for coordinating changes with other developers, testing the product/features with users and cataloguing feedback.

Duties and Responsibilities

Problem solving:

● Conduct customer interviews with the product

● Identify areas for product improvement that will delight the customer

● Work with the team to develop a prioritized list of features for development


● Implement Java/React Native solutions to implement priority features

● Debug and deploy solutions to ensure they are ready for deployment


● Build out diverse use case testing scenarios

● Test software and deploy into production


  • Focuses in computer science or software development
  • Proficiency in React Native / Java
  • Comfortable working in teams

Learning objectives:

  • Leveraging design thinking throughout the customer journey
  • Understand customer needs through interviews and product testing
  • Working on a product focused agile team
  • Deploying cross-platform mobile applications into the App Store and Play Store
  • Leveraging diverse back-ends, including Firebase and/or other SQL database services


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