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Gameplay/AI Programming Internship at Activision Publishing, Inc.

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Carlsbad, California

Job Description:

Your Mission   


  • Work with engineers on one of Activision's award-winning franchises.  

  • Work closely with a mentor to design, implement, and debug software in C++ and other languages that drive the next generation of game development. 

  • Expand your skills and learn new technology. 

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




Player Profile   


  • Must be a current student pursuing their bachelors, masters, or PhD. 

  • Available for a 12-week internship starting on May 28th or June 24th. 

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

  • Candidates must apply with a resume, cover letter, and a link to their code samples to be considered. 




Positions Available: 




Gameplay: Partner with cross discipline teams developing gameplay, systems and tools for our games. You will be working on a shipping title, with a mentor, on a team making deliverables against deadlines. It may be the biggest challenge you have faced, but your strong technical skills, initiative, and commitment will get you through.   

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C++ 

  • A strong desire to collaborate and innovate on game side code 


Network: Work in the team that connects millions of players across the world to unique and meaningful experiences. Networking engineers tackle some of the most technically challenging problems in video game development. Step up to help solve them.    

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C++ or C# 

  • A strong desire to innovate on cutting edge network technology 


Tools: Help us to build the tools we use to create our games. Create user experiences for sophisticated, proprietary tools; and provide unique value to a small team of talented engineers. We help content creators be really creative, really fast.   

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C# 

  • A strong desire to meaningfully impact the way games are made 


User Interface: Work alongside talented developers and content creators on in-game HUDs as well as menu systems, scoreboards and character creation.  This is the team that connects the front-end user experience of gaming to analytics of the back-end.

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C++, LUA and/or ActionScript 

  • A strong desire to meaningfully impact the way games are played


Engine/Graphics: Partner with cross discipline teams developing graphical and engine features that allow all departments to fulfil their creative visions.  You will be part of a team directly shipping a product or developing features that will be used in future iterations of the game engine.

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C/C++ 

  • A strong desire to collaborate and innovate the core of the game 




Your Platform  




Activision is looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 2019 summer. We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect, and fun. All Activision 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 game you are contributing on. Internships will be offered at our development studios across the country as well as Activision's corporate headquarters.    




Our World  


Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision operates at the intersection of technology, entertainment, esports, and consumer products. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games, we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Spyro®, Sekiro™ and Destiny®. More information about Activision and its products and services can be found on the company’s website,