Web Design Intern

Website upanup Upanup

Upanup provides user-focused digital solutions to government organizations and energy and utility providers.

About us

This is an opportunity for a recent graduate or post-secondary student to join us for an internship within our design team. The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience, build on their portfolio and get access to learn from senior designers.

The Web Design Intern will help us create exceptional design experiences for our clients in the municipal government and utilities sectors. They will work extensively in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe XD, supporting our design team on a wide range of projects.

Our design team has a holistic approach from gaining understanding, creating design mock-ups, conducting user testing and providing easy-to-use standardized files to our development team. The design intern will also get the opportunity to create and provide small design file assets related to websites, applications and possibly branding.

Job description

  • You will support Upanup designers in creating and honing designs in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe XD.
  • You will assist in planning and strategizing website user experience.
  • You will organize and clean design files for provision to developers.
  • You will report to Upanup’s Creative Director who will provide direction, assign and prioritize tasks.


  • You should be a recent graduate, or in the latter stages of a post-secondary diploma or degree in design, with a focus on digital.
  • A strong eye for layout and the ability to organize content into user-friendly and accessible web pages.
  • High degree of aptitude for efficiently using online applications and websites.
  • Capable of effectively editing for spelling and grammar.
  • Nice-to-have: Experience with website content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress. Remuneration and job logistics
  • Ideally looking for someone to start in this position on June 15 and stay with the position for 4-6 months. Exact dates are flexible as long as we have someone start before the end of June.
  • This is a paid full-time position with renumeration set at $800/week (equivalent to $20/hour).
  • At the end of the internship, Upanup will provide a reference letter, and will consider this person for future permanent full-time roles.

Notes about applying

  • Our team embraces a flexible framework that includes working at our office for at least one day per week, where we benefit from the social interactions and efficiencies of seeing people face-to-face. Employees can choose the amount they would like to work from home from the remaining hours each week.
  • When applying, applicants must include a cover letter, resume and a portfolio link. Applicants who take the time to customize their submission specifically for Upanup and this position will be favoured.
  • Only local applicants in the vicinity of Victoria will be considered for this position.

This position is supported by the Digital Lift Program. Applicant eligibility for this program includes:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status
  • Must live in BC during the work term
  • Must be from an underrepresented group defined as: Indigenous, Female in STEM, Black or Person of Colour, person living with a visible or invisible minority, 2SLGBTQQIA+, Neurodiverse, non-binary, youth from care

Application Process:

Tagged as: ui/ux, web design

To apply for this job email your details to interns@wearebctech.com

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