Industrial Design Intern (Spring 2024) at Munchkin, Inc. (Greater LA Area, CA)
Who We Are
Munchkin is one of the most innovative and fast-growing consumer product companies in the world! With over 320+ patents under our belt, we continue to create solutions that leave our customers asking, "how did I ever live without this?" Recognized as #8 on America's Most Innovative Companies list by Fortune Magazine, innovation is the core of our company DNA and has been driving our designs for 30 years!
Founded in 1990, Munchkin has sold billions of dollars of products through our key retail partners: Target, Walmart and Amazon and has global distribution in over 50 countries. We are industry leaders in design and innovation with over 140 international product and brand design awards in the past 5 years and growing!
We lead with our core values and believe that investing in the community is our responsibility. We create opportunities for every child's potential and well-being through the Radiant Colors program, work to create a sustainable future, and in partnership with the International Fund for Animal welfare have committed to animal conservation.
After 30 years of being a leader in the baby industry, Munchkin is growing up and expanding our business reach to even more consumers with the launch of Curio, a highly curated line of home goods inspired by curiosity.
There is no better time than now to join Munchkin as we embark on our next and biggest growth journey moving us into technology focused, higher valued products, and household consumer goods. Munchkin is growing up and you could be the next influential leader to play a key role in driving enormous customer-centered value and rapid growth.
What You'll Do:
Munchkin's Product Design Internship Program is designed to provide hands-on experience and exposure to a career in the consumer products industry. Munchkin develops innovative, modern, and credible products for babies and children that make parents' lives easier and more enjoyable by thinking of "the little things." We are looking for interns to join our creative Product Design Team in Van Nuys, CA. This is a real design job, working on real products. You will be able to see your product designs in retail stores.
This position will be involved in generating concepts, problem solving and styling of new products. Quick sketching, mockups, 3D modeling, preparing presentation boards and corresponding with overseas operations are just some of the responsibilities of this position.
- Should be proficient with Illustrator, Photoshop, SolidWorks and Keyshot
- Knowledge and understanding of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)
- Experience in product development with integrated technology/IoT
- Must be able to work on-site in Van Nuys, CA
- Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship by Munchkin
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with people of all levels and ability to function in a team environment
- Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
We Got You Covered!
We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make Munchkin the most loved baby lifestyle brand in the world.
To give our people flexibility, we offer hybrid work environment with opportunities for half-day Friday's all year around and provide annual weeklong global office closures giving our people a chance to recharge.
Salary range: 18/hour
To learn more, visit us at www.munchkin.com .
Munchkin welcomes and values what makes everyone unique. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status.
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