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Engineer Intern Human Factors and User Experience

19000LH0 Requisition #

Are you a smart, creative, and engaged student looking for an internship where you can make a difference – not just on a bottom line, but on the lives of patients? Do you enjoy the challenge of making complicated things simple through design? Are you looking to join a team of top-notch professionals who can help to kick-start your career?

If that describes you, consider an internship with Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure. We design devices to treat all kinds of heart conditions, and the information experiences that connect patients and clinicians to the data from those devices. We make a difference by living out the Medtronic Mission every day.

Position Description

We are seeking internship candidates with human factors, interaction/visual design, and/or industrial design background for our Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) Human Factors group located in Mounds View, MN. This internship is a temporary position and will cover a period of 12 months, with a start date of June 2020. Interns work with senior human factors staff members as team members on projects both on-site and in clinical field settings.


  1. Support user-centered design activities such as customer needs identification, user profiles definition, task analysis, user interface design, use error analysis, usability testing, and post-launch outcomes analysis. 
  2. Participate in user interface design and prototyping activities for products under development.
  3. Help generate sketches and rendered design illustrations for presentation of design concepts.
  4. Help design and conduct field studies of end users, their tasks, and use environments, to support product definition, concept development, and detailed design. 
  5. Help design and conduct usability assessments of products under development. Assist in the analysis and reporting of test results.
  6. Assist in analysis to determine potential causes of and mitigations for use errors in products being developed. 
  7. Support meetings and visits with internal field personnel and external customers.

Basic Qualifications

  1. Currently pursuing a degree in a design-related discipline (Human Factors, Ergonomics, Design, Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Biomedical engineering, or equivalent) and intending to return to school after the internship.
  2. Intending to return to school after your internship.
  3. Experience designing and conducting usability studies and/or field research.
  4. Able to relocate to Minneapolis for 12 months, starting in June 2020.
  5. Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Currently pursuing an advanced degree.
  2. Knowledge of usability and user interface design methodologies and principles. 
  3. Experience designing for web, mobile, and desktop apps.
  4. Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Axure, Balsamiq, Visio or similar tools for generating prototypes.
  5. Ability to do sketches and computer rendering.
  6. Ability to execute task design concepts and ideas in 2-D or 3-D and integrate form and function into product designs.
  7. General knowledge of statistics and statistical data analysis techniques and tools. 
  8. Good oral and written communication skills. 
  9. Willingness to travel (up to 10% of time). 
  10. Openness to learn applied human factors and interest in medical devices domain.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. 

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers.

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