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Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise founded in 2004. Our teams include social scientists, data scientists, ethical, legal and human rights experts who work across the technology-social disciplinary divide. We apply rigorous, cutting-edge research when developing and assessing new technologies to ensure they achieve sustainable innovation and measurable impact.

Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs through our commitment and passion for what we do. We work in an open and collaborative environment where the team culture provides support amongst peers and colleagues. Find out about our people and our culture, and see how our mission drives the projects we take on, the key data protection services we provide, and the technology products and supplementary services we develop.


We are seeking to hire a UX/UI design intern to support the design and development of cloud-based applications for our clients in the private and public sector.

These applications will sit within STRIAD®, our cloud-based decision support platform which aims to help clients tackle complex social issues through data-driven decision making. Beyond designing an intuitive and consistent look and feel across these applications, you will also help solve crucial design challenges. These could range from ensuring information from advanced algorithms remains transparent and explainable for users or figuring out how to make large volumes of complex and conceptually ‘fuzzy’ data more understandable and actionable.

The ability to learn quickly, pick up new concepts proactively and adapt to change are essential.


The role requires the successful candidate to:

Support the definition of the look and the feel of our STRIAD® software applications.
Create low- and high-fidelity prototypes for user research and subsequent development.
Work with our Associate Product Managers to organise and support running user research sessions to test and validate design ideas.
Work closely with our technical team to ensure designs are technically feasible.
You Must Have:

Strong understanding of modern design systems and frameworks.
Experience using UX/UI design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite / Figma / Sketch.
Good knowledge of design thinking and user-centred design (UCD).
Demonstrable experience applying user research methods to inform design and development decisions.
A portfolio of previous work that provides clear evidence of the above.
Good to Have

Experience of working in an agile software/product development environment and collaborating closely with developers.
Experience of a range of remote user research techniques.
Good understanding of accessible design.
Experience coding using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
Keen interest in the social sciences and using technology to tackle social challenges.
Please submit your CV and a cover letter, with examples of your work linking your experience to our requirements, in order to have your application considered. References are required and candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.


Location: This position is open to candidates based and eligible to work in the UK

Salary: London Living Wage

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: 3 months


In return, you get:

A competitive salary
A positive and supportive environment
Flexible working hours / remote working options
Competitive pension scheme
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

To apply, please send your CV to: All applications should be marked specifically as ” UX/UI design Intern“. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.


This position will be subject to security vetting.

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