EuzenConnect Youth Digital Innovator Intern Grand Rapids, MI · Remote · Part time

Youth Digital Innovator works in a remote collaborative team creating digital solutions in response to learning more about real local community problems.


Job type: Part-time Employee

Location: Remote (West Michigan-based)


We are seeking motivated and curious West Michigan-based students to join our innovation internship program. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in learning cutting-edge technology approaches.

Innovators work remotely in teams (openLabs) where they are provided local real-life community problems and iterate on solutions with the support of other innovators and a coach. Innovators build solutions using artificial intelligence, immersive/ gaming technology, software development, data management, and quality assurance approaches.


  1. Collaborate with the other digital innovators and coaches to learn about real-world problems and build collaborative solutions, and improve solutions iteratively.
  2. Utilize user-centered design, story-telling, game theory, psychology, and empathy to build solutions that people enjoy.
  3. Conduct thorough testing and quality assurance of software solutions to ensure fast adoption, and optimal performance, usability, and reliability.
  4. Assist in data logistics tasks, including data cleaning, validation, and transformation, to ensure the accuracy and integrity of data used in our software solutions.
  5. Contribute to the creation and improvement of 3D simulations and shared immersive experiences, using industry-standard authoring tools and techniques.
  6. Participate in regular team remote communication and discussions, providing clear and concise updates on progress, and feedback and suggestions for continuous improvement on both software solutions and work practices.
  7. Learn more about the latest industry trends, tools, and technologies to ensure the delivery of cutting-edge solutions.
  8. Participate at live, in-person events to build the West Michigan innovation community.


  1. Over 14 and under 19 years old.
  2. Documentation to verify authorization to work in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take-over sponsorship for an employment visa at this time.
  3. Current West Michigan resident. We are only able to accept applications from residents of Greater Grand Rapids and the following West Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.
  4. Currently enrolled in West Michigan middle, high school, or GED program.
  5. Completion of Casual Simulation practice permit learning or equivalent digital experience.
  6. Interest in learning more about programming, such as Javascript.
  7. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate in a remote team environment.
  9. Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.


$12 - $15 per hour, depending on experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


$12 - $15 per hour