Eastman Kodak Company sponsors an internship program within the Corporate Design & Usability organization for graduate students interested in industry or academic careers in human factors.The objectives of the program are to enhance the training of university students with applied experience at Kodak, promote relationships with universities, apply talented help for ongoing research and product development, and help Kodak keep current with new technology for user interface design and usability engineering.


Program Structure


The Professional Internship Program in Human Factors is designed for a term of 3 months starting in June or 9-12 months starting in September.The intent is to contribute to applied research and development projects at Kodak, but also support the intern's graduate education.Work is performed at the Human Factors Lab - Corporate Design & Usability, on site in Rochester, New York.


The internship is a paid position, with a salary depending on the level of education.Benefits include medical and dental insurance coverage for self and optional family coverage upgrade, life insurance, and paid holidays.Travel expenses for relocation are reimbursed, not to exceed two-way coach airfare between the university and Rochester.Academic credit for the studentís work during the internship can be arranged with his or her advisor, if university policy permits.


Qualifications for Candidates


Qualifications of successful internship program applicants are:

1.    Completed 1, 2, or 3 years in an accredited M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. graduate degree program in Computer Science, Human Factors, Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Computer Graphics, or other related discipline.

2.    Coursework in human performance, learning and memory, cognitive psychology, software engineering, object-oriented technology, visual interaction design, computer graphics design, technical communication, or statistics and experimental design.

3.    Knowledge about human/computer interaction, information architecture, and user interface design for software and hardware products and web applications.

4.    Skill in performing graphical user interface prototyping with computer-based tools such as Visual Basic, Director, HTML/XML, Java, or Flash.††††††

5.    Practice designing, planning, conducting, and interpreting results from behavioral research experiments.

6.    Professional competence and interest demonstrated by scholastic performance, creative energy, initiative, leadership, teamwork, and written and oral communications.

7.    United States citizenship or visa status that permits work in the U.S.

8.    Pass a drug screen urinalysis as a condition of employment with Kodak.




Kodak Corporate Design & Usability offices and laboratories are located in Rochester, New York.Facilities include an interactions laboratory, industrial design model shop, usability laboratory, and library.Committed to champion the user with uncompromising quality, this is a talented, fast-paced, innovative group specializing in human factors, human/computer interaction, industrial design, graphic design, new media interaction design, ethnography, visual science, and cognitive psychology.Corporate Design & Usability staff apply user-centered design and usability engineering methods to redefine the experience of digital imaging.They envision and design compelling, dynamic, and engaging commercial digital imaging products, imaging workstations, desktop imaging software, digital cameras and scanners, printers, interactive web-based imaging services, and retail imaging kiosks.Corporate Design & Usability has a company-wide charter and enjoys management support to make a difference.


Job Responsibilities


Interns work with user interface designers and human factors engineers on applied problems and research in user interface design, prototyping, and usability evaluation and testing.Interns may get engaged in tasks such as analyzing customer needs, conducting literature reviews and technology assessments, evaluating capabilities of prototyping tools and user interface builders, conducting benchmark comparisons of user interface features of software applications, building interactive graphical user interface prototypes, building websites for imaging services, conducting usability evaluations and tests, writing technical reports and research papers, and conducting research on interactive media user interface concepts.Interns can build and apply teamwork skills participating in project teams, as well as demonstrate responsibility autonomously for their work.


About Rochester


Rochester is located in Western New York on the Genesee River, near the shore of Lake Ontario.Headquarters for many high-technology industries and service businesses, Rochester is known particularly for digital imaging, optics, engineering, medicine, and education technology.The cultural, educational, and recreational facilities are those of a large city, but quiet charm and friendliness resembles a residential community.The city is proud of its colleges, schools, museums, art galleries, theaters, orchestra, and wineries.Residents also enjoy golf, sailing, fishing, baseball, hockey, racquet sports, bowling, shopping, and professional sports.Recreation opportunities abound in all seasons in the Adirondack and Catskill mountains, Finger Lakes region, Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen race track, and Letchworth canyon.


Application Requirements


Applications are accepted starting in February.The deadline is April 1 for the summer internship for that year, and May 1 for the fall/winter internship period.Eastman Kodak Company values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.We invite people with disabilities to notify us of their need for accommodation.Mail applications to Christopher Koch, Eastman Kodak Company, Corporate Design & Usability, Mail code 03002, 2400 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14650-3002.Applications should include:

1.    Resume containing educational background, area of specialization, relevant work experience, and list of publications/presentations.

2.    Contact information for two personal or professional references familiar with the applicant's work.

3.    Statement of career goals and objectives, and how they may be consistent with the internship program and human factors research and product development at Kodak.†††

4.    Letter of recommendation from graduate department advisor.

5.    Copy of graduate coursework transcript.


For More Information


For more information about the internship program and application requirements, contact Christopher Koch by email at christopher.koch@kodak.com or by telephone 585.588.7585.Information about Kodak is available on the web at http://www.kodak.com/.Information about Rochester is available at http://www.roch.com/.


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