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Internships

Simon and Schuster (book publishing house) has openings for paid summer internships.

Fujitsu’s Richardson Texas studio has a software developer summer internship https://jobs.fnc.fujitsu.com/job/Richardson-Software-Development-Intern-TX-75082/498589200/

Quite a few internships at various EA studios for software engineers, artists and designers https://www.ea.com/careers/students

Scientific Games in Scottsdale, AZ has internships and there are a few jobs in other studios for animators https://www.scientificgames.com/careers/all-jobs  (sorry, their site won’t let me copy a more specific url)

Animation Studio Jobs

DHX (Children’s animation and live action content studio) Makers of many children’s television shows. Many openings for 2D and 3D artists and animators.

Nickelodeon has several artists job openings, including a storyboard artist on Sponge Bob

Titmouse Animation Production Studio has full time artist positions and internship positions in LA, NY and Vancouver

Blizzard!

Blizzard extended the deadline on internship applications to this Friday, December 7. There are over 70 internships available.

Internships

A great article about preparing for an internship and how to get the most out of an internship: https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/EthanLevy/20130903/199493/7_lessons_I_wish_I_learned_before_starting_my_first_game_internship.php

 

Some current internship opportunities:

Microsoft: primarily software engineer positions

A niche opportunity: Software development internship with the St. Louis Cardinals

Interaction Gaming (in Ann Arbor, MI): QA and Development (looking for a student pursuing CS)

Twitch: Engineer internship

PerBlue (in Madison, WI) has internships and full time positions open

Immersed Games (Buffalo, NY) has programming, UI and Writer internships and Game Art jobs open right now. http://www.immersedgames.com/become-an-immtern/

ArenaNet (Bellevue, WA) has an animation internship and a creature artist internship

Zynga https://www.zynga.com/job-listing-category/students-new-grads-interns/

HTC: 3D artist generalist internship

 

TWO BIG COMPANIES WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF INTERNSHIPS:

Sony Playstation has a huge amount of internships

Activision has some and will continue to have more

Highlight jobs from this weeks papercatpress

Cyanide and Happiness has an opening for an animator in Dallas http://explosm.net/careers/1

Dreamworks has several openings some in studio and some contract. They hire through NBC Universal, so look there for the jobs

NBC Universal also has 100+ internship positions in various roles.

Nickelodeon is hiring: https://www.nickanimation.com/jobs

Nickelodeon Internships: https://www.nickanimation.com/nickelodeon-internship-program. April 1 is the deadline for summer internship applications.

The Wiregrid Microgrants has $200 microgrants intended for newer members of the comics community who need a bit of extra help to exhibit at conventions, zine fests or festivals. It can be used for costs associated with travel, lodging, tabling, and creating books and merch

 

There is a lot more info on papercatpress, so go check it out…

Blizzard new grad program

I wanted to remind everyone that Blizzard not only has summer internships for students, but they have a special category of jobs for new graduates. https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/students/graduating-students

Right now all the listed new grad positions are for software engineers. Keep looking for updates as this is not as time constrained as internships.

GDC: Other ways to attend

If you are eligible to work in the United States of America and would like to work for 25 hours during GDC from Sunday, March 17 through Friday, March 22, 2019, apply to be a Conference Associate (CA). CA’s help monitor sessions, scan badges, answer attendee questions, and other tasks in exchange for an All Access Pass that can be used during off hours and a little extra money.

Learn more about the CA Program and application deadlines.

If you have additional questions, please contact the CA Manager, Ian MacKenzie, at camanager@calounge.com.

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Partner Organizations

GDC partners with organizations to support the flourishing diversity in our community. Below is a list of 2019 scholarship partner organizations, each with their own scholarship program guidelines. Qualified candidates can apply to receive a complimentary GDC Conference + Summits pass. Additional information will be linked below as the organizations announce their application process.

IGDA Scholars scholarship

Today is the last day to apply for this IGDA scholarship. I know it is super last minute, but I just found out about it. This scholarship is not a college tuition scholarship, but a scholarship to attend IGDA , tour local (to IGDA) studios and receive individual mentorship.

http://igdafoundation.org/scholarships/igda-scholars/

“The IGDA Scholars Program is one of the most coveted awards for promising students in game development and related disciplines. The program draws on a panel of industry experts to select a group of students who are considered the “best and brightest”. These Scholars get the opportunity to attend one of the many conferences that the program operates at, where they receive a complimentary pass, exclusive meeting opportunities, one-on-one mentoring from an industry veteran and tours of studios local to the event.

Over its history since 2001 (predating the Foundation by a number of years), many industry luminaries such as Robin Hunicke, Scott Jon Siegel and Whitney Hills have been recipients of the once-in-a-lifetime experience of being an IGDA Scholar.

The IGDA Foundation is proud to organize the IGDA Scholars Program, and enable students in fields covering the full spectrum of game development to have an incredible, once in a lifetime experience.”

Video Game Character Short Animation Contest – 2019

https://www.animationcareerreview.com/contest

  • Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on February 1, 2019.

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100

We may award $50 to $100 for some (but not all) of these bonus categories: 4th Place, 5th Place, Most Humorous, Most Emotional, Most Artistic, Best Secondary Animations, Best Facial Animations, Best Concept, Best Story, Best Parody, Best Tribute, and Best Presentation.

small sampling of job postings from the weekly roundup on papercatpress. Check there weekly for more detailed industry news, jobs and competitions.

 

Lion Forge Comics is hiring a Social Media and Community Manager.

(Irvine, CA) Game studio Nexon is currently hiring artists, designers, and programmers. They’re also seeking localizers for contract work in El Segundo.

London, UK) Blue-Zoo Animation is seeking a 2D Background Painter, a 2D FX Artist, a 2D Layout Artist, CG Generalists, CG Modelers and Texture Artists, a Character Designer, a Lead Props Artist, a Lighting TD/Compositor, a Maya character animator, a Prop Designer, a Rigger, a Storyboard Artist, a Toon Boom Harmony Animator, and Speculative Script Writers, Compositors, Maya Lighting TDs, Maya riggers, and Maya Animators.

Robot Dinosaur Games is accepting artwork submissions for its upcoming anthology. They will pay $75 per piece.