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Niantic’s Augmented Reality (AR) Mapping Team is seeking interns to work on advancing our real-world AR games and our developer platform. Join us for a 3 month internship and grow your skills quickly while being mentored by an experienced team of engineers and researchers.

Our technical challenges include data consistency across distributed systems, creating compelling gameplay for a global user base working with geo data at scale, and innovating in augmented reality. Niantic Engineering leads the advancement of augmented reality and other immersive technologies while creating engaging apps for a user base in the billions. Come empower players on a game board consisting of the entire world!

The projects you will work on fit under the broad umbrella of augmented reality, including machine learning, mapping & relocalization, tracking, and 3D reconstruction. We invite you to explore the best AR problems with us!


  • Work alongside our engineers and researchers to build and solve problems collaboratively.

  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of software solutions.

  • Develop well-tuned code that may be included as part of our next software release.

  • Work closely with new and emerging technologies in the real-world AR gaming space.

  • Required in-office 2 days on Tuesday and Thursday.


  • Graduating in 2024, 2025, or 2026 with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Previous internship experience as a software engineer in Python or C++

  • You are highly curious and don’t shy away from picking up new technologies and learning about new technologies.

  • Proven understanding of computer science fundamentals with excellent coding, problem solving, and debugging skills.

Plus If…

  • You have used cloud computing platforms such as GCP or AWS before.

  • You have made data structures or other design choices to optimize pipeline speed.

  • You know computer vision or machine learning and wrangled with 2D and/or 3D data.

  • You have experience in graphics APIs such as OpenGL, Metal, and Vulkan.

  • You have experience with game engines like Unity or Unreal.

  • You have experience in developing mobile AR experiences.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic's global-scale augmented reality platform and digital map powers spatial computing experiences in the real world. Incubated out of the Maps team at Google, Niantic first created Ingress and then Pokémon GO, a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform, which powers Pokémon GO, also supports the company's other games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers use Niantic’s platform to build their own AR applications and experiences, either with the Lightship Platform or directly through the web with 8th Wall.

We believe that cultivating a workplace where our people are supported and included is essential to creating great products our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in person interaction and collaboration fosters creativity, a sense of community, and is critical to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Bellevue, Kansas, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich.