UCSF Design Volunteer

The Short and Sweet

We are looking for a design volunteer to join our small, interdisciplinary team of product managers, developers, researchers, and designers working to build digital medical research studies at UCSF. We are searching for a student or recent graduate interested in jumping in and getting hands on experience with design for web and mobile app platforms.

  • Join us for 3 months at our office in UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco and/or remotely.
  • Hours are flexibile, minimum of 8 hours / week.
  • This opportunity is unpaid.

What you'll do

Help us scale our platform to host more digital medical research studies by working closely with our lead designer to:

  • Follow a human-centered process to design new features
  • Contribute to and maintain a complex design system
  • Collect and analyze feedback from real users
  • Design brand identity and create prototypes for new medical research studies
  • Be a part of accelerating medical research for a healthier world!

What you'll gain

Gain real-world, hands-on experience with:

Inter-disciplinary team
Complex product serving >230,000 users

About you


  • Experience using Sketch
  • Degree or student of design
  • Thoughtful and organized approach
  • In-person in San Francisco

Nice to Have

  • Interest in medical research
  • Experience with InVision
  • Experience with Github

More about Eureka

Eureka is a UCSF Platform for digital medical research studies building on the success of the Health eHeart Study, a digital long-term study of heart disease with more than 230,000 participants. Our platform hosts website and mobile app studies so that anyone can answer surveys and share iHealth, Fitbit, or other health data. This allows medical research studies to get up and running faster and reach more people at a much more affordable rate. In this way, we connect medical researchers and participants to accelerate discovery.

Apply now

To apply, please send and email to design@eurekaplatform.org with the following:

  • Resume (introduce yourself!)
  • Short cover letter (e.g. why are you interested in this opportunity?)
  • 2-3 examples of work or student projects (feel free to annotate–we’re more interested in how you learn than what your skills are now)
apply now