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Benjamin Birnbaum (He/him)


Currently living in

Campbell, California, US

Work Preferences


Open to roles

InternshipUnpaid Internship

I am a junior at the University of California Santa Cruz with a 3.9 GPA, majoring in computer science. I'm looking for a summer internship to gain valuable real world experience. In my programming courses, I’ve learned the importance of code readability, algorithm speed, and I have used a variety of programming techniques to solve problems. In my free time, I love to play Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, where I use my strategic and creative thinking as part of the games. I am a smart, dedicated student with autism who will be able to make valuable contributions to an organization that can accomodate my neurodiversity.

Ideal Workplace Values

An organization with clarity of mission and objective, that is accepting, inclusive, and helpful, so that employees can develop and grow.

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I have a strong ability to remain focused on a task. When I work on someting, I'm able to keep at it until I get it done. I'm highly analytical and have strong intuition about optimization and efficiency.

Top 5 Soft Skills

Strategic ThinkingReliabilityLogical ReasoningCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Send questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesAlternate interview formatConcise instructions for processingQuiet / individual workspacesPeriodic supervisory checkins

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)


Check out my work

D&D Combat Program

Education and Credentials

Attending since 2020

University of California Santa Cruz

Some college, no degree obtained - Computer Science