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At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

Backend Engineer Intern - Game Services

Epic Games is on the lookout for dynamic interns to join our dev teams in 2024. Whether you work on Fortnite, Unreal Engine, or any of our other games, products, and services, you'll join a team that's pushing the limits of interactive entertainment.

Our Interns are given challenging projects throughout the work term and are provided with a meaningful experience with high expectations for performance. If you want to build something Epic, this is the opportunity for you!


What We Do

Driving the plug-in power behind Unreal Engine 5. We bridge connections for licensees and our own internal game teams to online services. This allows games like Fortnite to utilize a combination of platform online services as well as Epic’s own online services to build cross-platform online features. Login, parties, voice chat, matchmaking, purchasing, cloud storage, and analytics are just a few examples of online features that our Online Game Services team helps games utilize.

What You'll Do

As a Backend Engineer Intern on the Game Services team, you will help craft and improve highly available, high throughput, low latency services that empower critical features in Fortnite such as virtual currency, subscriptions, in-game store, promotions, and many other monetization features. These services integrate with major PC, console and mobile platforms, and scale with popular games like Fortnite for years to come.

The Online Game Services team is a collaborative environment and a successful candidate will help to foster an open, supportive culture in which everyone can be successful and their authentic self. Learn more at

In this role, you will

  • Be empowered to collaboratively assess a challenge, craft a solution, and implement it

  • Help build backend services that handle load at scale

  • Work with game teams and client-side engineers to craft optimal end-to-end solutions

  • Collectively own the entire lifecycle of the services, including live operations and deployment as a team

  • Own the outcome - be accountable for the solutions you build and be flexible around the ambiguity of the problem space

What we're looking for

  • Experience in building backend web services with Java

  • Experience in interacting with REST APIs

  • Eager to learn from, share knowledge with, and ultimately grow together with the team

  • Nice to have: Experience in developing client-side applications for PC, gaming consoles, or mobile devices (e.g., C++, Unreal Engine, Unity)

  • Nice to have: Knowledge with non-relational databases (e.g. DynamoDB, MongoDB, Redis, etc)

This internship has a flexible start date in 2024. Recruitment will be ongoing until teams find an ideal match. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the posting location for the duration of the internship. For more information about Epic’s Early Career Program, visit

This is going to be Epic!


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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