Sidebench is a modern technology consultancy and development studio, based in Los Angeles. Our team of strategists, technical architects, product managers, and user experience specialists partner with innovative companies to build long-term technology strategies and create powerful applications for business and consumer use.

We cater to innovative enterprise, fast-growing middle market companies, and funded new ventures seeking product strategy, bringing them the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting, the technical chops of systems integration consulting, all combined with the UX-first approach of an experienced product team.

Custom Technology. Inspired.

Side-Maker Intern at Sidebench

Company Overview

Sidebench is an award-winning digital innovation lab and startup venture studio based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to identifying, developing, and launching strategic technology products & platforms for its corporate and startup partners.

Job Summary

We are looking for a hungry hands-on tinkerer and maker intern to join the Sidebench team. To start, this is an unpaid internship (2-3 days per week), with the potential of going up to 5 days per week. We have spring, summer, and fall options available for students.

As a Side-Maker Intern, you will spend your time working directly with our CEO and Partners to design and lead fun maker projects aimed at inspiring and delighting your Sidebench peers, sometimes our clients, and potentially the world (through social media & online publications).

You must be able to quickly grasp technical concepts, have a good eye for product design and visual design, conduct thorough research, and be obsessed with building cool things and tinkering with them until they work.

This is a very unique opportunity for a smart, hungry, enthusiastic, tech enthusiast who is interested in digital and physical product development, product management, and digital business strategy in general. We are a motivated, clever, and fun group of digital junkies, and you should be too.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ideate, design, lead, manage, and/or support various Side-Maker projects that could include:
    • Hardware/Software: Arduino/Raspberry Pi, X-10, Repurposing old electronics, robotics sensors & hardware
    • Office Design & Improvement: Interior design, unique decor projects, furniture assembly, TaskRabbit management
    • Interactive Arts & Crafts: Projection mapping, Automation experiments
    • Production Design: Video production, Content production, Merchandising selection/swag design
    • ...the possibilities are endless!

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience with intermediate to advanced DIY maker projects (either solo or with a team)
  • Self-starter with demonstrated capacity for independent initiative
  • Strong passion for technology, hardware/software products, digital products, and constantly learning at a fast pace
  • Must be a current undergraduate or recent graduate who can transport themself to our office in West LA (Olympic & Bundy) 2+ times per week
  • Strong research, problem-solving, and analytical skills; Extreme attention-to-detail
  • Must be responsive, pro-active, enthusiastic, and adaptable

Benefits and Perks

  • We have a casual dress code in the office and offer tons of drinks & snacks, company-paid meals, free office parking, and a number of other fun perks.

Company Reviews

"Working at Sidebench has been one of the best experiences of my working life. They're constantly pushing the envelope for mobile apps and web design."
Josh Koenig
Business Development Manager
at Sidebench
"I love working here. The passion and innovation that everybody brings to their projects is clearly seen in the quality of the projects that we release. I can't wait to see what we work on next."
Sami Berrada
Business Development Associate
at Sidebench
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Why work with us
Sidebench is a next-generation services company, representing the combination of a management consulting firm and a premium white-glove interactive agency. Our mission is to get to the heart of what matters to our clients and build high-impact products that let them focus on what they do best. Based in West LA, we are one of the fastest growing agencies in the country and are currently building an all-star team that will form the core of our organization as we revolutionize the technology services industry.
Culture
Sidebench is committed to bringing the same innovation that we bring to our projects to the workspace. Located in Santa Monica, we balance the laid-back SoCal lifestyle with an excited energy around what we do. We believe in servant leadership and do everything we can to allow the greater team to shape the company and work on things they are truly passionate about. We are growing quickly and are always looking for talented, caring, and fun individuals who embrace change and innovation.
Perks & Benefits
Yearly Bonus
Profit Sharing Plan
Health Reimbursement Plan
BYOD Option + Technology Stipend
Educational Stipend
Expo Line Accessible
Garage Parking
Fruit, Snacks & Regular Office Meals
Beer & Coffee
Dog Friendly

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