BECOME A SURVIOS INTERN!
Looking for a summer internship that’s so outside the box, it’s in another dimension? Become a Survios Intern in our multi-discipline Internship Program and get an in-depth professional experience that exposes you to a whole new reality!
In summer 2016, as part of Survios’ busiest, craziest, and most awesome year yet, we welcomed our first team of interns to our Los Angeles offices to dive headfirst into the ever-evolving, sometimes chaotic, and always awesome world of VR game development. And now we’re doing it all again!
At Survios, we’ve helped bring VR to the mainstream with the #1-selling sci-fi title Raw Data and the most successful funding rounds in the industry. And as a Survios Intern, you’ll be an integral part of the team that’s not just making VR for now, but working to bring the future of technology into today. From engineers to artists, we provide the perfect creative environment for fostering tomorrow’s top gaming talent. Bring your own ideas and innovations to the table, and work alongside Survios’ seasoned veterans to conceptualize and prototype the next wave of must-play VR games and experiences.
This is a 13-week, on-site internship at Survios HQ in Los Angeles, California, from May 15 - August 11.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicants must be currently attending or recently graduated from high school/secondary school or college.
- Game development intern applicants must have a working knowledge of Unity3D or Unreal Engine. These will be the main development tools used during the course of the internship.
International applications will be considered based on availability of U.S. Visitor Visas or other temporary Visa arrangements.
Each intern will receive a biweekly stipend of $500. Interns located outside of the greater Los Angeles area will receive housing subsidies for the duration of the internship if necessary.
- January 1: Applications open.
- March 27: Applications and tests due.
- April 14: Interns selected and notified.
- May 15: First day of internship program. Interns must report to Survios HQ in Los Angeles.
- August 11: Last day of internship program.
GAME ENGINEER & GAME DESIGNER APPLICATION PROCESS
- Fill out the Online Application below —including your resume, a personal statement, and any relevant project links.
- Complete our Game Prototype Test:
- Build a simple game prototype in Unity3D or Unreal Engine 4 (No Collaboration, Please!). The prototype must be fun and replayable. The game doesn’t have to be to intricate. Simple capsules and programmer art are fine. We’re looking for fun and interactivity!
- Prompts: The game must use one of the following prompts. Submissions that do not use one of the following prompts will not be considered.
- Racketball: Create a simple racketball game. Make your character swing and hit a ball that must bounce off of the far wall to score a point. Create a simple AI that attempts to hit the ball as well. Count your score versus the AI score.
- Adventure: Generate a simple procedural world in Unity that you can explore in first person. This world can include terrain, trees, rocks, etc. As long as the world is different every time you re-generate it. Bonus points: Add a simple AI animal to the world. Could be a simple capsule with rudimentary AI. More bonus points: Add a day/night cycle.
- Fight: Create a first person fighting game with very simple controls and AI. You win when you knock down your opponent. Bonus points: Add the ability to block the opponent’s attacks.
- Puzzle: Create a simple first person experience where you must solve a puzzle. The puzzle must have parts that are randomly generated so that each puzzle is unique and different.
- Music: Create a simple music game where the player’s inputs change some element of the music.
- Bonus points: Use VR motion controls (Oculus Touch or HTC Vive).
- Extra bonus points: Add second player support!
- Complete and submit our timed Game Development Quiz (60 questions in 30 minutes): This link will be sent to you via email after you submit your application. (Please note that the timer starts as soon as you begin.) Also, please note that this is a general quiz. It covers many topics, including computer science, art, tools and more. Your score will be judged relative to your specific discipline (ie. artist candidates are not expected to know computer science questions).
- Please complete the quiz and submit your completed Game Prototype Test to email@example.com by March 27.