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Riot Games: Internships (Application due TODAY)

Category : GMAP, Jobs March 15, 2013

Location: Santa Monica or St. Louis

We’re looking for a few great interns for the summer of 2013. If you’re an ambitious undergrad or grad student who shares our passion for games (especially League of Legends) and are eager to get into scrapes with challenging work, think about spending your summer with us.

Interns will join a specific team (see below for the list of teams that would like to host interns this summer). Each hosting team will supply its interns with meaty projects, honest mentorship and lots of opportunity to get to know Riot Games overall. Interns will playtest new champions and features, gain first-hand experience serving on the front lines of player support, attend leadership seminars and industry education via Riot U, and enjoy events with the rest of Riot including Show and TellRiot Rumble, LoL skills training and early new movie screenings.

Read on for info on available internships, deets on how to apply and answers to frequently asked questions.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application deadline for summer 2013 internships is March 15. Applications received after this date won’t be eligible for a summer 2013 internship, though we occasionally have one or two internships available at other times of the year.

Check out the internships below to learn more and apply . Before you apply, we’d encourage you to read through this page for helpful information that’ll increase your chances at landing one of the few internship spots we’ll have available this summer.

Every application must include a cover letter and your resume. In your application pitch, share why you’re interested in Riot, what you want to learn and what we can learn from you. Help us understand why you’re right for the team that you’re interested in by sharing what you’ve done that’s truly above and beyond and how that may relate to a specific internship opportunity.  For example, if you’re an artist, slay us with your killer portfolio. If you’re an engineer, show us code you wrote from that project that got you the A+. If you see Game Design in your future, maybe a carefully crafted, well-argued analysis of a current League of Legends design challenge is the way to our hearts. There are 99 ways to impress us, but an average pitch ain’t one.

We recognize that a great internship application takes time and effort, so we promise to return the favor of your effort with a response within a month.

Job posting and FAQ here: http://www.riotgames.com/internships

Activision: VFX Art Intern

Category : ANIM, GMAP, Jobs February 3, 2013
Location: Woodland Hills, CA

Neversoft Entertainment, located in Woodland Hills, CA, is currently seeking a paid Visual Effects Artist Intern to work on our new FPS. If you can build and texture awe inspiring effects, and have a passion for creating game art, then we are looking for you.

Requirements:

  • Use internal VFX editing tools to create high quality effects that fulfill the  equirements of the game’s functional, art and technical/performance specifications.
  • Use 3D packages such as Maya and/or 3D Studio Max to create high quality 3D art assets that augment those effects as needed.
  • Work closely with Game Designers and Programmers to create top-quality video games.
  • Understand the requirements and constraints of the game design, engine and platform.
  • Ability to relocate to the L.A. area for 3-6 mos.

Qualifications:

  • Visual Effects authoring experience with one or more existing effects editing solutions.
  • Ability to author texture source from scratch or photo/video reference, and create looping texture sets through use of Photoshop and After Effects
  • Understanding of compositing techniques.
  • Maya and/or 3D Studio Max experience
  • Understanding of shading and lighting techniques for real-time 3D characters and environments
  • Team player & strong communicator
  • Self-motivated with a strong artistic vision that allows you to complete tasks without supervision
  • Strong interest in and general knowledge of video games

How to Apply:

  • Apply online at: http://www.neversoft.com/careers.html (select VFX Artist Intern”)
  • Provide samples of prior work including: screenshots, textures, level meshes, and/or playable samples of your best work.

Activision Blizzard and its affiliated companies is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Job posting: http://www.techcareers.com/job.asp?id=63829916&aff=6F3F2FA0-9086-47B2-BF92-5E236FA388D5

Assistant Professor (tenure track) – Digital Media

Category : GMAP, Jobs December 5, 2012
Drexel University seeks applications for a full time tenure-track faculty position available in its Drexel Game Design Program, a collaborative effort between the Digital Media Program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering. The start date for the anticipated position is September 1, 2013.

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a related field with a demonstrated body of accomplishments in game design and/or game research. Industry experience in game development and production is a plus. We are seeking candidates with backgrounds in either Digital Media or Computer Science, who have in-depth knowledge and skills in game related areas including, but not limited to, game design, game studies, mobile games and/or game production. It is expected that the successful candidate will pursue research through scholarship and/or creative works, either funded through government agencies or through industry, and will have the ability to collaborate across Drexel schools and colleges. Further responsibilities include teaching and advising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service at the college and university levels.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted though DrexelJobs.com. Completed on-line application materials must include a letter of application including an email address; a curriculum vitae; a one-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page teaching philosophy document; and a one-page document describing creative work and/or research strategy.

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel’s unique co-operative education and commitment to experiential learning has earned it a number 3 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, as a “School to Watch for in 2012.”

The Digital Media Program has been ranked in the top 10 programs to study video game design by Gamepro Media and the Princeton Review. It is housed in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, one of the Universities’ 12 schools and colleges. The Westphal College offers sixteen undergraduate and five graduate programs in media, design and the performing arts, a number of which are nationally ranked, to over 2,100 students. Programs are taught in small studio settings, featuring hands-on learning and an award-winning faculty of industry practitioners who emphasize the use of the latest technologies. For more information about the College or the Digital Media Program please visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal andhttp://digm.drexel.edu.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Digital Media Program is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.