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At Activision Blizzard we are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences, driven by our company values and passion, Activision Blizzard creates worlds with the focus to entertain the universe. We are looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 2023 summer. All 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 team you are contributing on.

All interns will be given the choice to work remotely or relocate to the internship location. The company will cover relocation services and will provide a living stipend to supplement housing, utility, and office supply costs.

Player Profile

  • Must be pursuing a bachelors, masters, or PhD (Computer Science focus preferred) and graduating December 2023 or later.

  • Available for a 12-week internship starting in late May or late June.

  • Ability to demonstrate superior programming and problem-solving skills, self-motivation, and reliability.

  • We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Internship Opportunities

Motion Capture Programming Internship: Join Activision’s Central Technology team and participate in R&D projects related to performance capture and character animation. You will also assist in developing, maintaining, and supporting asset creation pipelines and tools which integrate with different specific studio pipelines. This internship is located in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Solid knowledge of C++ and object-oriented programming practices or a game engine (Unreal/Unity).

  • Knowledge of mathematics for 3D graphics, particularly linear algebra.

  • A passion for research and innovation.

  • Experience with computer vision, numerical optimization, and Maya is a plus.

  • EQt/PyQt/PySide development is a plus.

Rendering Internship: Work on console, PC, and mobile titles to solve problems within render architecture, systems programming, GPU microcode, procedural geometry, ray-tracing, and performance analysis and optimization.

  • Working knowledge of C++.

  • Experience with at least one game-related domain (graphics, networking, embedded systems).

  • Multi-threading, optimization (rendering and systems), and computer architecture are a plus.

  • Practical facility in an additional language like Python or Rust.

  • Code samples/portfolio required.

Your Mission

  • Join one of our Central Technology R&D teams and help them research the future of our game graphics.

  • Collaborate with some of the best engineers in the industry.

  • Spend a summer focusing on a meaningful project that directly impacts game development while having an unparalleled experience.

  • Participate in learning and development tech talks to understand how our employees come together to launch AAA games.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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