What does an UX Researcher Intern do?

UX researchers provide answers to the challenging and often unknown questions about a product’s design by conducting various types of research, working with cross-functional teams, and assisting the entire user experience team to ensure a consumer has an experience with a product that is fun, intuitive, and accessible. UX researchers discover what users want from a product through research, collaboration with cross-functional teams, and performing usability studies. They are at the forefront of enacting change through oral and written presentations of their findings.

UX researchers perform market and ethnographic research and plan and implement user research strategies and methodologies. They present research findings to diverse audiences and mentor and coach junior UX researchers. They help the UX team understand what makes users more intuitive, accessible, and seamless. They ask questions, gather data, and analyze data performing market and ethnographic research and quantitative and qualitative research. UX researchers need a bachelor's degree or master's degree in a human behavior related field or equivalent and demonstrated work experience.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

UX research intern Salaries

Average Base Pay

$127,927 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $128K
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UX Researcher Intern Career Path

Learn how to become an UX Researcher Intern, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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UX Researcher Intern Insights

Read what UX Researcher Intern professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Insight GlobalInsight Global
User Experience Researcher
Nov 1, 2019

“Good communication and kind recruiter who helped me figure out my first job out of college!”

Blink UXBlink UX
User Experience Researcher
Mar 2, 2020

“It has been a great place to work and Blink has supported my career growth tremendously.”

Games User Researcher
Mar 1, 2021

“Lots of opportunities to learn and tackle projects outside of the expected scope of your job.”

User Experience Researcher
Jan 13, 2022

“Pay was pretty good; I worked remotely from a low COL city but was paid SF pay.”

User Experience Researcher
Dec 20, 2021

“I had so much fun working at Ipsos! My teammates were super smart and a total blast to work with.”

Duo SecurityDuo Security
Design Researcher
Aug 20, 2020

“workers were all genuinely nice and sincere people whom I enjoyed working with.”

Senior User Experience Researcher
Jan 4, 2021

“Good compensation package but not the best in the market”

User Researcher
Apr 1, 2020

“Pay was fine but not really enough to live alone in London”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an ux researcher intern

When working as an ux researcher intern, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are UX Design, FAST Learner, Mobile App, Datasets, and English Language.

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