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Dick's Sporting Goods Inc | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

At DICK'S Sporting Goods, interns have the opportunity to work with and learn from the leaders of a growing Fortune 400 company. DICK'S Sporting Goods is returning to campus this year; to recruit, train and develop top collegiate talent to help fuel the Digital Transformation of a multi-billion dollar omni-channel business.

During the 11-week summer experience, interns will embark on a meaningful journey and make tangible contributions to the organization's success. This structured and well-organized program provides on-the-job training, mentorship, classroom instruction, cross-functional departmental exposure and an end-of-program project presentation

As a UX Design Intern, you will look to discover, understand and communicate user research and design practices to create intuitive, easy-to-use products. Interns will work in a fast paced, agile environment, collaborating closely with product managers and software engineers.

We are looking for people with hybrid talents who can inspire design thinking ideas that set the standard for user-centered innovation in the retail industry.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

* Work closely with UX leadership to develop your skills to formulate strategic design decisions during all phases of the product development life cycle

* Effectively balance applying creative ideation to business challenges in order to build intuitive, easy-to-use products

* Gather data insights to create customer profiles, define customer journeys, and build out information architecture

* Conduct usability testing, survey designs, user interviews, data analysis, heuristic evaluations, exploratory research methods, and other modern research practices

* Analyze research data and articulating findings through effective storytelling amongst your design and business partners

Some of your experiences will include:

* Multi day intern orientation to introduce you to the company, the program, Pittsburgh, and your classmates

* Professional development workshops designed to increase your knowledge of the company and the retail industry, as well as develop their business acumen and office professionalism

* Extensive exposure to our senior leadership through our exclusive intern only Executive Speaker Series which includes opportunities to interact with our CTO & CEO

* Opportunities to "live the brand" and experience summer fun outside the office through various events

* Fully furnished summer housing is provided for interns who reside outside of the Metro Pittsburgh area or stipend for local interns

* Working a 40 hour work week, Monday - Friday

Skills we are looking for:

* Passionate about user-centered research and design and promote empathy and understanding when creating product experiences

* Strong curiosity when it comes to using new tools, adopting new technology, and learning new UX methods that will progress your professional development

* Dynamic written and verbal communication style, as well as ability to communicate cross functionally and vertically throughout the organization

* Ability to work in a fast paced and deadline-oriented environment

We look for potential candidates with:

* A GPA of 3.0 or higher

* Attending an accredited university, college or technical school

* A major in Design, Technology, or a related field

* A digital portfolio that demonstrates user-centered research and design practices

* An ability to relocate to the Greater Pittsburgh, PA area for the summer (Housing is provided for non-Pittsburgh interns)

About Dick's Sporting Goods Inc

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (Dick's) is a full-line sporting goods retailer that offers an assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. As of January 31, 2009, the Company operated 384 Dick's Sporting Goods stores in 39 states, 89 Golf Galaxy stores in 31 states, and 14 Chick's Sporting Goods stores in California. Dick's carry a variety of brands, including Nike, North Face, Columbia, adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway and Under Armour, as well as private label products sold under names, such as Ativa, Maxfli, Tailgate Gear and Walter Hagen, and private brand products, such as its exclusive lines of Nike ACG, Slazenger, Umbro, Reebok, Field & Stream and adidas baseball merchandise, which are available only in the Company's stores. (Source: 10-K)

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