Internship Project
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

Octomo – Product Design Intern (UX/UI)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 
Research Service Centre - SZF
Subject Area
Summer Term Internship
Individual Timeframe Internship
Online Internship
Project Supervisor(s)
Julian Clausen
Bastian Külzer
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (3rd or 4th year)
Graduate students
PhD students
English (and German – not mandatory)
Further Information
Project Type
Project Content
Octomo builds a humanized online learning ecosystem for all professionals worldwide.
We provide companies with high-value learning workshops at a scale. 
The most difficult problem in designing a successful online learning platform is how to
motivate the learner to stay engaged. 
By facilitating the development of deep connections among learners, Octomo increases learners' willingness to support each other, learn from each other, and complete their learning objectives. 
The complexity of the approach is to understand and account for the numerous factors of how adults bond. 
Our users meet during autonomously led online workshops that prioritize the direct application of knowledge. Our product's main value proposition is that we enable users to build deep connections with each other rapidly in an intense learning environment, which ultimately leads to a high learning outcome.
Tasks for Interns
  • Design the user interface of our core product 
  • Design the user experience of our core product
  • Conduct design-focused user interviews/tests
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (3rd or 4th year)
Graduate students
PhD students
  • >1 year experience with designing digital products
  • Strong command of design tools (e.g. figma)
  • High-level of pragmatism
  • Clear communication skills
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