Game Design Intern
As a Game Design Intern, you will design, tweak, and optimize the player experience. Your analytical skills, player insight, and creativity aid in crafting in- and out-of-game experiences that engage and surprise players. You will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and work with every tool at hand to innovate and iterate player-focused designs that'll delight millions around the world.
In your application, you will select which product you prefer to apply for:
League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) which was released in 2009 to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. As a designer, you may help create gameplay for new champions, or systems for Summoner’s Rift or alternative game modes.
Legends of Runeterra (LoR) is our new collectible card game (CCG) featuring beloved Champions from the League of Legends universe. On our team, we’re looking for Game Designers at multiple levels to design experiences!
Project L is Riot’s unreleased fighting game featuring iconic Champions from the League of Legends Universe. The team is looking for a Game Designer with a passion for the FGC to develop champions with our gameplay team and help tune mechanics like block stun, hit boxes, and knockback arcs. .
Teamfight Tactics is a round-based strategy game that pits you against seven opponents in a free-for-all race to build a powerful team that fights on your behalf. Designers on TFT will help create systems or mechanics for unreleased sets.
VALORANT is Riot’s character-based tactical shooter. It features a heavy focus on competitive teamplay and is set in a new and expanding IP. As a Game Designer working on the VALORANT team, you may help develop and implement new Agents, features or modes for players across the globe..
- Design & develop new features and systems for products
- Create and provide multiple potential designs and solutions. Articulate trade-offs and risks between different options
- Work with other disciplines to build features that meet product goals
- Currently enrolled in a college, university or non degree program
- Available to work full-time hours for 10-12 week at our Santa Monica or Redwood City office locations (subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions)
- Authorized to work in the U.S.
- Experience working on projects with teammates
- Experience and passion for the respective product genre.
- Design experience in various game projects.
For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!
Applications Close January 10th 11:59pm PT and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Riot Internships are paid, and we offer relocation and housing support. Interns can also participate in our 401(k) plan. You can expect subsidized meals, in-game perks, and the ability to participate in our Play Fund, so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games. The University Programs team also invites you to intern focused events so you can connect with your fellow interns and Rioters to make the most out of your experience.
Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.
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