Facebook Internship

Objective

Enable consumers and small business owners to manage their loyalty programs on Facebook

Team

Promotional Tools, Business Family Foundations, Ads and Business Products

Role

Product Design Intern

Tools

Figma, Keynote, Proton, Sketch

Duration

June 2020 — August 2020

Facebook

Context


Overview

Facebook aims to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

Role

In June 2020, I joined the Promotional Tools team as a product design intern. The Promotional Tools team owns the loyalty experience for Facebook. At Facebook, I worked on B2B and B2C experiences in collaboration with engineers, a content strategist, a researcher, a product manager, and other product designers.

Work

Because the work I've done has not been made public yet, I'm unable to disclose details regarding my work at this time. However, I'd be more than happy to sit down and talk with you about my time at Facebook.

Closing Thoughts


Reflection

I was initially placed in the Seattle area but due to COVID-19, I worked remotely in Vancouver, Canada. Even though this wasn't the internship that I imagined, I still took away many things, even working from my bedroom.

The first thing that I took away was that imposter syndrome is very real. In the first few weeks of the internship, I felt undeserving of the internship, especially after having met all of the other talented product design interns. I think what helped me overcome it was time and presenting my work in design critiques where I started to feel like a valued member of the team.

The biggest takeaway for me was to communicate with my cross-functional partners as early and frequently as I could. This enabled me to iterate, iterate, and iterate some more while receiving feedback with insights and perspectives outside of my own knowledge and background.

Thank you LaTiesha, Vincent, Prashant, Katie, Liz, Kevin, Michelle, Dale, Eric, Evan, Jenny, Gabriel, Aron, Cyrus, and many more.