We’re looking for three enthusiastic interns with backgrounds across research, design, arts and technology to join a three month internship program at Clearleft in Brighton, running from August through October 2019.

This is an internship with a difference, designed to give you valuable experience to add to your CV, and a great product to add to your portfolio, aided by one of the most respected design agencies in the UK.

As a team of three with complimentary skills, you’ll be given a broad brief and tasked to produce a new product or service with a digital core, that blends your mixture of skillsets in interesting ways. We will provide you with support and coaching, a space in which to create, a living wage salary, and a small discretionary budget.

By the end of the three months you will have created some form of working prototype, along with a record of your progress — be that a blog, video diary, case study or similar. We’ll also invite you to talk about the product and process to other students, graduates, press and members of the industry.

This will be run as a project just as we would with our clients, so we’ll help you with daily stand-ups, regular playbacks and frequent feedback sessions. You’ll have the entire Clearleft team at your disposal, you it will be a great opportunity to gain vital studio experience and end up with an amazing portfolio piece. And depending on the idea, we may even be able to help you turn it into a proper business.


  • Brighton living wage (£1465 per month)
  • Help finding accommodation
  • Lovely office near the beach in central Brighton

Previous Internships

We’ve run two intern schemes like this before and we were blown away by the results. Both teams got to flex their creative muscles and we had a blast working with them, learning skills and approaches outside of our own areas of expertise.

2015 - Notice

In 2015 we had a trio of interns who created Notice, a product to help citizens understand what buildings are requesting planning permissions and what they can do about it. The trio consisted of a UI designer, an industrial product designer and a hacking/coding artist. They kept a Tumblr of their progress.

The Notice Intern Team: Chloe, Chris and Monika

2013 - Chüne

In 2013 our intern team comprised a roboticist, a communication designer and an industrial designer. They created Chüne, an internet-connected, social music speaker.

The Chüne Intern Team: Zassa, Killian and Victor

Intern Victor Johansson said of his experience:

Clearleft is by far the nicest company and working environment I have come across. All I can say is, if you are thinking about applying for next years internship programme, then DO IT, and if you aren’t thinking about it, well maybe you should start thinking!

Apply now

Up for the challenge? Please drop us a short email to internapplications@clearleft.com telling us why you’d be a useful addition to the intern team. Feel free to point to a CV, resume or portfolio showing some of your work. Please note: you must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the internship. Last date for applications is 30 June 2019.