Do you love the challenge of designing great action gameplay?  Do you obsess over core game feel like camera FOV and shake changes, controller rumble values, ability and weapon synergies, and other behind-the-scenes mechanics? Are you excited to do the hard work of generating alignment across a large team, and taking them along for the journey through development?  Are you a game designer looking to work on AAA games with talented and passionate people in a team environment? If so, we have the job for you! Bungie is looking for a passionate, creative and hard-working Gameplay Design Intern for Destiny.

As a Gameplay Design Intern, you will work closely with the entire Design Team designing, crafting, and implementing a robust sandbox of gameplay systems and content. You will collaborate with team members from other disciplines to drive a holistic gameplay experience. You will contribute to the design processes to ensure your work is the very best it can possibly be.


  • Currently enrolled in a U.S. college, university, or related program and returning to school in the fall upon conclusion of the internship

  • Available to work full-time for 12 weeks throughout the summer with a set May or June start date


  • Help build compelling second-to-second gameplay experiences

  • Learn from the Destiny Abilities team on what it takes to take an ability from Concept to Ship

  • Collaborate on design, implementation, and balancing of Destiny Abilities

  • Make the gameplay experience accessible to as many people as possible

  • Work with audio, effects and animation artists to make in-game cause and effect clear to players

  • Execute on features that match the creative direction of the game


  • Intuitive understanding of how second-to-second action games work and why people play them

  • Entry level understanding of game engines, technology and the game development process

  • Experience with many modes of online play

  • Passion for collaboration with designers, artists, programmers, musicians, testers and producers to achieve a common goal

  • Dedication to contributing to a positive work environment

  • Ability to take direction and execute on goals

  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!

Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.