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6 months


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About Layer5

We are a fun, talented and community driven team dedicated to providing our customers with easy-to-use software and a world-class, open source community experience. While small, the Layer5 community represents the largest collection of service mesh projects and their maintainers in the world. Advanced and emerging technology, and empowering engineers are at the core of our company, and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a work environment of continual learning and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging brand across the cloud native landscape. Our headquarters are located in the hill country of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.

Internship Overview

The Layer5 Internship Program offers students and graduates an opportunity to gain exposure to the inner workings of the fast-moving world of cloud native. We value all of our interns and commit to providing a comprehensive learning experience that aligns with individual interests and career goals.

What You Will Learn

In this position, you will collaborate with our core team in the creation of entirely new web sites and existing sites. Your work will include maintaining the consistency of our brand while uplifting and modernizing our users interfaces through new design techniques and tools. We have multiple internships for the Summer and Fall. This is an extremely dynamic position and a great opportunity for an entry level visual designer and aspiring web programmer to build their skills and their career. The Visual UI Designer Intern will work closely with the open source community and broad set of Layer5 a cademic and technology partners. The ideal candidate is analytical and good with numbers and is driven to succeed with little supervision. You are someone who works well in a team and takes pride in helping a company succeed and grow and are willing to put in the work needed to become a valued member of an evolving marketing team.


As a Layer5 UI Visual Designer Intern, you responsible for web-based styling, creating designs and graphics, page layouts, logos, color schemes, brand kits and new site functionality on the many sites operated by Layer5. You will engage with users and the community to solicit and incorporate feedback on designs in an iterative and evolving process. You will enhance their human-centered design (HCD) techniques, producing software so intuitive that documentation isn't necessary.

Desired Qualifications

  • An excellent eye for detail and thorough accuracy.
  • Stays abreast of latest trends and tools.
  • Competent with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Comfortable with wireframing.
  • Versed in color theory and typography.
  • Strong ability to work with stakeholders.
  • Strong HTML5, CSS3 and SASS skills.
  • SVG animation and CSS animation experience.
  • Maintain and evolve the branding style guide for web properties.
  • Familiarity with Gatsby and Strapi and Javascript is desired.

Ideal Candidate

  • Availability to work at least 20 hours a week (40 hours a week internships also available).
  • The ability to embody Layer5’s cultural values among peers and across the community.
  • A high level of accountability, reliability and initiative.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong ability to build relationships with community members and keep others informed.
  • A growth mindset: desire to learn, grow and embrace new ideas.
  • A shared appreciation for our core values of continual learning, making strategic decisions with fast execution, and creating a platform for shared success.
How to Apply

Submit your resume and a short cover letter to:

Layer5, the cloud native management company

An empowerer of engineers, Layer5 helps you extract more value from your infrastructure. Creator and maintainer of cloud native standards. Maker of Meshery, the cloud native manager.