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Data Visualization Design Intern (Summer 2018)

Philips Lighting

Data Visualization Design Intern (Summer 2018)
Various Burlington, MA / Cambridge, MA Internship Paid


In this exciting hands-on role, you further help build and shape the Information Visualization Design competence within Philips Lighting Design throughout all three phases of development. Help develop the Information Visualization capabilities in Design and actively participate in a broader Community of Practice.

You should be an established Information and Visualization Designer, with some expertise in the visual translation of data-driven content and the ability to use current Philips Lighting Design and emerging computational media and methods to discover, explore, analyze, and communicate complex ideas, concepts, and narratives.

Be an active participant in co-creation with designers and other internal and external stakeholders as well as the end-user to identify relevant data and knowledge that can then be communicated and visualized in powerful and innovative ways. Your focus will be mid to long-term innovations across Americas Philips Lighting Business Groups, and you will support landscaping new value spaces.

Knowledge Building Skills

  • You engage an internal interdisciplinary team of designers, developers, data scientists and subject-matter experts for knowledge building.
  • Data Analytics, Synthesis & Critical Design Thinking skills
  • You use analysis, synthesis and critical thinking skills to create a vision and a storyline, and define visual translation and cognitive methods that allow shared understanding and adoption of a large and differentiated audience of non-experts, supporting the creation of meaningful and innovative solutions.
  • Visualization and Communications Skills
  • You use appropriate and effective communicating & visualization skills to deliver successful projects.


What we are looking for:

  • Have an M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree in visual, graphic, or information design, or information technology, or animation, interaction design, digital arts, or closely related fields by the start of employment.
  • Minimum 3 year hands-on work and a strong record of creative research and practice in the field of information design and visualization.
  • Assertive, collaborative, creative, diplomatic, empathic, enthusiastic, humble, observant, open, patient, personable, persuasive, pragmatic, resilient, tenacious, thorough.
  • Good use of knowledge/ data management and analytics tools, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchbook Pro (or similar), programming and animation tools, storytelling tools, visual prototyping tools.
  • Strong experience in delivering operational design deliverables in static and dynamic mediums.

About Us

Make an impact on innovations that matter.

Everything starts with light. Light moves cities, carries information, and comforts mind and body. In today’s digital age, lighting is being redefined. It’s no longer just about illuminating. It’s about connecting, responding and transforming.

At Philips Lighting, we’re at the forefront of this wave of innovation. We’re developing technologies and systems that are changing how people see and experience their world. We’re the leading lighting company for the Internet of Things, building brighter, smarter cities and homes, and bringing greener, better light to people across the globe.

We want people with a game-changing mentality, to help us create the light of the future. We’re building a team of people who value innovation, and who are ready to make an impact both in their careers and the world they live in.

Fun Fact

Education reimbursement, flex work schedules and health and well-being plans offered.