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IT Intern - Digital Accessibility Specialist - UX Team

Costco Wholesale

Seattle, WA,US

Full Job Description
This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco’s success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes “America’s Best Employers”.

Costco’s IT Division is inviting students currently enrolled in an IT undergraduate or graduate program at a community college, college or university to participate in a 12-week paid internship program during the summer of 2021. Interns will work within specific areas in Costco’s Information Technology Division. Interns will attend presentations given by various members of Executive Management from IT and other areas of the Company. Interns will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Housing is not provided.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST “to work for” companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.


Works with stakeholders to identify solutions that support their business requirements.
Works independently and within a team environment.
Pays attention to detail, self-motivated with the ability to follow instructions and complete assignments on time.
Learns and applies new concepts, processes and tools.
Takes initiative to solve problems and multi-tasks by prioritizing projects and deadlines.
Communicates effectively with team members, stakeholders and all levels of management.
Assists with the creation and maintenance of Accessibility Best Practices documentation to host audit findings, remediation plans, best practices and recommendations. Documents training materials, tutorials, relevant accessibility links, third-party sites or integrations accessibility standards and governance.

Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Possess good organizational, time, and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize, and stay well organized.
Must be maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Must be students currently enrolled in an IT undergraduate or graduate program at a community college, college or university or a recent graduate.
Empathy, passion, and drive to ensure all customers have access to and the ability to use Costco websites and apps.
Excellent task management and organizational skills with ability to work collaboratively with multiple groups or self-directed as needed.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills to clearly communicate assistive technology needs and design decisions to multiple stakeholder groups.
Accessibility experience or education with analysis, and design in a digital enterprise environment.
Knowledge of accessibility standards: W3C WCAG 2.1 AA.
Experience with Assistive Technology (e.g. screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc.) for desktop and mobile.
Demonstrated proficiency with selecting appropriate UI patterns and applying user-centered design (UCD) methodologies to effectively solve accessibility design problems.
Understanding of responsive web design principles, techniques and frameworks.
Experience with front-end development technologies (HTML/CSS).
Costco warehouse, Ecommerce or retail experience is a plus.
Required Documents

Current Resume
Cover Letter/Essay must include: Your answer should be between 300-500 words in length.
In no more than 500 words, please describe why you are interested in applying for the Costco Summer IT Intern Program, what you expect to gain from participating in the program and how it may impact your future goals. Please include one or more examples of how you have already applied your skills, other than as a classroom assignment.
Internship Questionnaire (included in online application) - all questions must be answered
California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.

Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Applicants and employees for this position will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas.

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