Art Intern (Lighting and Environments)

Jan 21, 2023
Orlando, United States
... Not specified
... Internship
Full time
... Office work

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences.  

Tiburon is the name for the Orlando-based EA SPORTS studio. This studio is responsible for the production of Madden NFL football, College Football, PGA, and Madden Mobile. The Tiburon Art team is a global community of content creators, pushing visual boundaries and creating leading edge content across multiple disciplines. 

The Tiburon Art intern will learn how to create authentic and realistic worlds by working closely with the environment and lighting team and gain valuable industry experience. He/she should be enthusiastic about collaborating with and assisting other artists in the creation, population, and optimization of game assets.  The candidate should demonstrate a strong desire for feedback, guidance, and discovering what it takes to be a successful video game artist in our Madden, College, and PGA sports titles.


The following  summarizes the focus of the internship in both the environment and lighting domains.

Environments Focus:

  • Learn how we create our fields, crowd placement, stadiums, vegetation, terrain
  • Learn best practices on reference gathering
  • Polish and add realistic detail to the environment
  • Take part in environment reviews to help you improve your work
  • Demonstrate teamwork by collaborating with our talented team of artists and dev team
  • Utilize your skills by modeling, texturing, and UV’ing props from start to completion

Lighting Focus:

  • Learn our in-game lighting workflows and best practices
  • Learn how to use lighting to drive mood and emotion
  • The application of physical lighting values in the creation of photorealistic lighting
  • How to use lighting reference to create authenticity in our games
  • Learn the differences between architectural and cinematic lighting
  • The importance of collaboration with the environment and character teams to ensure assets light properly

Required Qualifications

  • Maya
  • Substance Painter/Designer
  • Adobe Photoshop


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the hourly pay ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, degree type (e.g. Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD), what stage you are in your degree journey (i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc.), qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $19 - $48
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $17 - $23
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $22 - $48
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $19 - $42
• Jersey City, NJ :
º $22 - $48

The hourly pay is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including 80 hours per year of sick time (prorated based on scheduled hours per week if less than full-time), 16 paid company holidays per year, medical insurance, and 401(k). Interns in California are also eligible for Voluntary Disability Insurance.

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