We're EA—the world's largest video game publisher. You're probably familiar with many of our titles—Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dead Space, Battlefield and Star Wars, to name a few. But maybe you don't know how we're committed to creating games for every platform—from social to mobile to console—to give our consumers that anytime, anywhere access they demand. What does that mean for you? It means more opportunities to unleash your creative genius, be inspired by those around you and ignite your path in any direction you choose.

You have a programming background and a passion for video games. Software Engineers at EA develop the next generation of video games and provide creative solutions. You will be reporting into a Development Director at Maxis.


  • You are slated to graduate no earlier than June 2024.

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US on a fulltime basis during the 12-week internship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • You are a top performing student currently enrolled in a BS or MS or in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

  • Familiar with C, C++, C#, Assembly, and experience with Object-oriented Design preferred

  • Highly creative with excellent problem solving

  • Passion for video games and one or more of the areas of focus listed above

As a Client Systems Software Engineer on The Sims, these will be your job responsibilities:

  • You will use C, C++, C#, or Assembly to implement system level functionality for the title

  • You will work with designers, producers, artists, and other engineers on solidifying implementation approaches.

  • You will write technical design documents detailing software requirements.

  • You will write code with performance and memory usage in mind.

  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills under iteratively changing requirements during development.

About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.