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Come be a part of the UX research team next summer! We are looking for students interested in gaining applied research experience who are excited about working on geospatial technology that is used to solve the world's toughest problems.


Work collaboratively with seasoned researchers, designers, engineers, and other stakeholders to run a research project from start to finish. Learn what it's like to work in tech as a researcher while gaining meaningful experience in the methodologies, processes, and tools used in the UX industry. While you will work on actual problems (no menial busy work here), being an intern on our team is also about developing your foundation as a research professional. Whether it's how to navigate school, deciphering business lingo, or preparing for the job market, your UX teammates will be an invaluable resource to help you on your path.


Program Timeline

  • Applications Accepted: September 1 – December 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm PST
  • Interviews: Students selected for phone interviews will be notified by email on a rolling basis October 2022 – January 31, 2023
  • Internship: 12 weeks beginning in late May or June

Note: After the December 31 application deadline, we will begin providing regular updates to all applicants on a rolling basis. Please log back into your account to view application status updates.


  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate, graduate, or PhD program at a university in the United States; undergraduates must be in a junior or senior standing
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2023
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship beginning in May or June 2023
  • Familiarity with qualitative, participatory, or mixed-method research approaches, including research design, participant recruitment, data analysis, and reporting
  • Ability to think holistically and work collaboratively to define and solve problems
  • Ability to take ownership of a project and self-initiate work
  • Flexibility in achieving project goals and willingness to adapt research to changing circumstances
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Recommended Qualifications

  • Curiosity about people and their interactions with digital technologies
  • Comfortable with justifying decisions and receiving constructive feedback
  • Eager to share your perspective and implement new things you've learned
  • Attention to detail

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and the environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability, which is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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