Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when talented people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We truly love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide.

Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order, and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.

Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry.

We're looking for an Encounter Designer Intern to join Respawn Studios for our Summer 2023 internship program. We are only considering students who will be enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program and are slated to graduate in Fall of 2023 or Summer 2024.

What you’ll do...

  • Work with design leadership, design team, artists, code, and animation departments to bring the next Star Wars adventure to life.

  • Dream up challenging combat encounters, immersive wildlife moments, and engaging narrative moments, and own their technical implementation in engine.

  • Learn the inner-workings of the encounter and AI systems and gain an extremely helpful wealth of knowledge for other team members to query on the inner-workings of these systems.

  • Leverage the different creatures, NPCs, and AI cast to create moments and experiences that are more than a sum of their parts.

  • Track-down complicated logic issues and design effective solutions.

  • Directly impact the player’s moment to moment experience in a very tangible way!

Required Qualifications...

  • Currently enrolled in a college, university degree program

  • Available to work full-time hours for 10-12 weeks remotely

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Experience with text-based scripting, visual scripting, and/or programming languages.

  • A passion for finding the fun and building gameplay driven encounters, moments and experiences

  • Strong understanding of game engine tools and pipelines such as UE4, Unity, Maya, etc.

  • A team player-mindset, understanding the importance of collaboration, and able to communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.

  • A positive, solution-oriented attitude and passion about the play experience, with a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of games.

  • Confidence you can solve any problem.


  • Respawn Internships are paid

  • Intern-focused events

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.