Game Design Internship

About the Employer

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Game Design Internship - Treyarch

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Job Description:

Job Title: Game Design Intern

Reporting To: Intern Design Director

Department: Game Design

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

As a Game Design Intern at Treyarch, you will be a member of our gameplay design team for Call of Duty. You will collaborate with the team to design and document gameplay content, mechanics, and systems, as well as work with interdisciplinary professionals to make those designs come to life.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Design multiplayer gameplay, such as weapons, vehicles, and equipment, or new multiplayer modes and progression systems.
  • Craft detailed, easy-to-read design documentation that communicate your designs clearly and effectively
  • Collaborate with the team to prototype, iterate, and tune your work
  • Provide and receive constructive feedback and participate in design discussions and playtests
  • Learn about Treyarch’s design tools and processes

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience with video game development in professional, indie, or academic settings
  • Ability to work as part of a team with a strong understanding of the value of collaboration
  • Creative minded with a passion for game design and problem solving
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • A positive, professional attitude
  • Comfortable with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • A good feel for fun and engagement, as well as market trends
  • Able to work autonomously, be self-motivated, and not afraid to ask questions

Extra Points:

  • Visual design skills and working knowledge of apps like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or XD
  • Passion for video games, especially multiplayer/shooters/Call of Duty

About Treyarch

Founded in 1996, Treyarch is an award-winning videogame studio, driven to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. It is an approach that has helped make the studio behind the Black Ops series an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty®: Black Ops, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III and the studio’s most recent release, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, have all gone on to break industry records. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of fan favorite, Call of Duty’s Zombies.

Working at Treyarch means having the opportunity to work on some of the biggest videogames in the industry, all within a culture that values individual talent and the teams that bring games to life. We provide our teams with the cutting-edge development tools needed to make their most ambitious plans a reality, allowing for rapid iteration and the ability to create the kinds of memorable gameplay moments that are ultimately shared by millions of fans around the world. We also embrace challenges, knowing that together, we can overcome anything…and hopefully inspire a few new game developers along the way.

Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at, on Facebook at, and @treyarch on Twitter.