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Product Designer Internship - ANZ

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design

Hey, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora, 你好, hallo, vítejte!

We’re looking for the next generation of Canvanauts!

Our Canva internship is a 12-week remote friendly program that runs from the first week of December to the last week of February. There will also be an opportunity to meet your team in person at our flagship campus in Sydney to experience all the magic of Canva in real life. So your summer time is sorted.

As an Intern, you'll have the opportunity to work on real-life projects from start to finish. Along with this, we'll pair you with a Host and assign you a Buddy who will ensure your success every step of the intern journey. Think of them as your own personal intern tour guides.

You’ll be part of a welcoming and inclusive Early Talent community of peers that take pride in Canva’s culture of being good humans and empowering each other to achieve our big goals.


Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney, Australia. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. If you call New Zealand home, we have our Auckland co-working space too.

But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Discovering and defining: You'll actively learn to define and refine components and patterns that help scale our various Figma libraries
  • Supporting consumers: You'll partner with Product Designers and Front-End Engineers to understand ad hoc questions and queries, enabling product teams to deliver world-class user interfaces that are usable, useful, and desirable for our users while ensuring our products align with our Design System.
  • Identifying signals: You'll reference and capture key inputs from stakeholders, support queries and general observations across the business to identify impactful improvements for our consumers.
  • Maintaining tooling: You'll scale the Figma design library through new technological advancements, third-party integrations, optimisation, and general maintenance and support of the Easel Design Kit.
  • Advocating and enabling: You'll support Product Designers and Front-End Engineers across product groups to identify, specify and prioritise holistic UI/UX patterns as reusable components across Canva's suite of products, enabling teams to ship quickly and consistently.

You're probably a match if

  • You are currently enrolled and completing your studies between 2025 and mid-2026.
  • You are based in Australia or New Zealand and have working rights. Please note, Canva will not be able to sponsor visas and relocate for Early Talent roles.
  • You are ready to present a portfolio of personal projects and case studies from inside or outside the classroom showcasing strong visual design, interaction design or user experience with problem-solving orientation. Please provide the link along with your resume.
  • You have a systems mindset: you'll help build a world-class design system in service of the Canva platform, contributing to user experience and business value.
  • Collaboration and communication: Cross-team and cross-functional collaboration and discussion are vital functions of this role. Giving and receiving constructive feedback, supporting incoming queries about the system, and pairing with individuals.
  • Designing for the web and mobile applications: you demonstrate consideration and thoughtfulness across the realm of digital platforms and accessibility requirements to create components and patterns that consider all users’ needs, including accessibility, responsive design, web standards, common UI patterns, and usability best practices.
  • You are able to commit to the 12-week, full-time summer program from early December 2024 to late February 2025.

We are welcoming applications for Product Designer Internship till 21st of April 2024, only.  Following this advertisement closure date, successful applicants will be reached out to directly to proceed to the next step of our Canva Early Talent hiring process.

Here at Canva, we endeavour to respond to every applicant regardless of the outcome, should you not be successful, we will respond to your application within 5 working days after the job closure date.


About the team

One of the principles of our design team is to ‘show the future’. As designers we transport the rest of the company into a future we’re yet to build. A big part of the role of a product designer at Canva is to be a visionary—visualising and reinventing the future of design.

Product Designers at Canva take the dream and make it something everyone can relate to and rally behind. We start from the very early stages: finding the right problem to tackle, exploring ideas for how to solve it and then refining it into a coherent solution. Our Product Designers carry out research, brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and collaboration with our engineers to ship great products. We are empathetic user advocates and respect our users’ opinions through interviews, usability testing, and data analysis, as well as wireframing, flowcharting, and journey mapping to show the different stages that customers go through as they come into contact with Canva.

But don't just take our word for it, check out what Intern - Yolanda Li has to say about Interning at Canva -

"Put your hand up to every opportunity that comes your way. Even if you feel like you’re not ready for them at all."

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a real-life and impactful project from start to finish
  • Mentorship from experienced Canvanauts
  • Budget for Intern run social events throughout the program
  • Flexible working schedule with access to office a campus or co-working hub if you live nearby
  • A campus week in Sydney where you'll get to meet your team in person and experience the Canva magic

Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that for Early Talent roles at Canva, we require full Australian or New Zealand working rights.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.

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