Intern Game Designer

About the Employer

Game Designer Internship
Electronic Arts -Guildford, United Kingdom

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS ROLE UNLESS YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • You are studying in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree
  • Available to commence a full-time, 1-year placement in summer 2021
  • Available and eligible to work in Guildford, UK, without the need for visa or relocation support

To apply: Submit an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter which explains why you want to complete your internship with Electronic Arts and what interests you in this specific placement.

We are EA

We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. That is why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry. EA’s UK game studio Criterion is opening several yearlong internships, spanning all game development crafts.

We are growing our team with accomplished people who will help us take a huge leap forwards, and you, the next generation of game makers, are central to this ambition. As we explore new possibilities within gaming, challenge our own beliefs and step outside of our comfort zone, we need fresh perspective that challenges convention and inspires us to grow.

We are looking for an accomplished and motivated Game Designer Intern who will help us on this journey, while learning about the field of games art hands-on.

Responsibilities

  • At Criterion we believe when we work together in multi-discipline feature teams this allows for even greater collaboration and creativity. As a designer you will work together with other designers, engineers, artists, and all other disciplines within the studio. Unlike some other studios, we do not separate our teams by craft.
  • Designing a game requires many areas of expertise, so there is a lot to choose from when it comes to a design specialism: Levels, Gameplay, UI/UX, Handling, Systems, Combat, Events/Modes, Economy and Audio. Currently, we are looking for an intern in any one of these areas depending on what is best for you, and in all likelihood, you’ll end up working across several these.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Some experience in Design – maybe you have taken part in a hack, worked on a project at University or work on a personal project
  • Experience using visual and text base scripting interfaces and 3D tools / software (Maya, Max, etc.)
  • An intense passion to make incredible games with fresh player experiences
  • You value working in a team and are not afraid to ask questions
  • You know that we can never stop learning and so have a hunger to learn as much as possible whenever you can
  • A passion for games and games design
  • You play games and often try to understand how they are made or have ideas on how to improve them
  • Enthusiasm for working in our collaborative and environment
  • If you have created a game feature or level, worked on a related project, or maybe designed your own website…show us, we would love to take a look

Please note: If you have a passion to work for Electronic Arts please apply, even if this specification does not describe you. Unfortunately, job specifications are a little more box like than we would like. We do not like putting people into boxes. We would love to hear about who you are because, even if it is not design, we may find something here that is right for you and therefore right for us too.

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more!

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.