This job listing expired on Dec 4, 2023

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Location: Los Angeles, CA (Fully in Person) or Fully Remote

Santa Monica Studio is seeking a Gameplay Programming Intern to join our team for our Summer 2024 Internship Program!

Established in 1999, Santa Monica Studio became renowned for excellence in the action/adventure genre with the worldwide award-winning success of the 2005 release, God of War, and its subsequent sequels. God of War (2018) became one of the fastest selling PlayStation 1st-party games of all-time and has since won over 190 Game of the Year awards including DICE, BAFTA, The Game Awards, Game Developers Choice Awards, IGN, Game Informer, EW, and Variety. Our most recent title, God of War: Ragnarok (2022), has since continued this run of commercial and critical success.


  • Implement engine, gameplay, or tools technology as advised by more senior engineers

  • Help maintain existing systems

  • Collaborate with customers

  • Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code

  • Profile and optimize to remove bottlenecks

  • Test and document code produced

  • Collaborate with other teams across all fields


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university, pursuing a Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Projected to graduate between December 2023 – June 2025

  • Expertise in C and C++

  • Proficient in linear algebra

  • Passion for math, coding and making games from the ground up!

  • Self-driven and takes initiative

  • Excellent spoken and written communication

  • Able and motivated to work with other team members and independently

  • Dedication to code quality, documentation, and sound testing procedures

  • Must be available to work for 12 weeks from May – August or June – September

  • Internships are available to students who are US citizens or international students with an F-1 visa

Our intern positions offer a fixed hourly pay rate. Please note that the pay rate is exclusive to the internship period and may not reflect what pay may look like following the completion of an internship.

Please refer to our Candidate Privacy Notice for more information about how we process your personal information, and your data protection rights.

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$41.50—$57 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.