Game Design Internship

Sep 04, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Internship
Full time
... Office work

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Game Design Internship

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Design Internship 


Your Platform 

At Activision Blizzard we are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences, driven by our company values and passion, Activision Blizzard creates worlds with the focus to entertain the universe. We are looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 2023 summer. All interns will receive a meaningful project and an unparalleled experience. We’ll provide the tools and resources you need to learn. The challenging and creative work you do throughout your internship will directly impact the team you are contributing on.  


All interns will be given the choice to work remotely or relocate to the internship location. The company will cover relocation services and will provide a living stipend to supplement housing, utility, and office supply costs.  


Player Profile 

  • Must be currently pursuing a bachelors or masters degree and graduating December 2023 or later. 

  • Available for a 12-week internship starting in late May or late June. 

  • Familiarity with 3D level design tools (UnrealEd, Kismet, Maya, Max, or similar 3D editor). 

  • Intuitive understanding of how action games work and why people play them. 

  • Programming/scripting experience in C/C++, Lua or other languages is a plus. 

  • Passionate about learning what it takes to be a successful game designer in the video game industry. 

  • Ability to receive feedback and implement. 

  • Must be passionate about learning what it takes to be a successful designer in the video game industry. 

  • Applications with a portfolio link are highly encouraged.


Internship Opportunities 

World/Level Design: Create gameplay experiences including missions, encounters and other content driven moments applying layout and scripting skills.   


AI Design: Build compelling bosses, enemies and encounters. 


Core Gameplay Design: Design, craft and implement a robust sandbox of gameplay systems. 


Systems Design:  Drive long-term player engagement through various game wide systems such as XP and rewards. 


UX Design: Identify and mitigate game-to-user communication issues to provide cohesive, predictable, and desirable effects. 


Audio Design: Compose and implement audio to create an immersive experience. 


Narrative Design: Assist in creating immersive story-driven experiences that reinforce the game’s context and deepens the player experience.    

Your Mission 

  • Be part of a team of designers building compelling worlds, systems and gameplay on one of our award-winning franchises.   

  • Work closely with the Design Leadership on level design layout, scripting events, systems implementation, design documentation, and all things gameplay-related.   

  • Expand your skills and learn new technology. 

  • Participate in learning and development tech talks to understand how our employees come together to launch AAA games. 

  • Spend a summer in one of these locations: Southern California, Northern California, Wisconsin, or New York. 


Our World 

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet! 

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! 

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. 

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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