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Your Mission 

  • Work with artist and animators on one of Activision's award-winning franchises.  
  • Help make new characters, environments, concepts, animations, UI, and/or armor. 
  • Work closely with a mentor to improve technical skills, artistic sensibilities, and a strong work ethic. 
  • Spend a summer in one of these locations:  Wisconsin or New York. 
 
 Player Profile    
  • Must be a current student pursuing their bachelors, masters, or PhD. 
  • Available for a 12-week internship starting on May 28th or June 24th. 
  • Can demonstrate strong artistic sensibilities, robust technical skills, and strong work ethic. 
  • Passionate about learning what it takes to be a successful artist in the video game industry. 
  • Candidates must apply with a resume and portfolio link to be considered. 
 
Positions Available: 
 
Cinematic Animator: Provide a solid foundation and understanding of weight and timing to help bring characters to life in a games environment. Using 3D software you will be learning the pipeline, process’s and workflows around what it takes to bring a cinematic together from start to finish. 
  • Demonstrate strong key-frame animation skills.   
  • Proficient in a 3D software package like Maya or Max  
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills. 

Environment Artist: Work closely with our team to help create compelling worlds that push the boundary of gameplay, art, and storytelling. 
  • Skilled in a traditional modelling package like 3DS Max or Maya. 
  • Experience with creating PBR materials. 
  • Strong sense of composition and layout. 
  • Enthusiasm for participating in the critique process and ability to execute on feedback. 
 

Concept Artist: Collaborate with our concept team to produce quality design work, idea thumbnails and sketches, model sheets, and production paintings.  

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills. 
  • Demonstrated a strong art and design foundation with your portfolio. 
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and other illustration software. 3D experience is a plus. 

 

Gameplay Animator: Bring our game to life! You will work with a mentor to create exceptional key-frame animations for characters, environments, and objects. You’ll have opportunities to work with amazing character artists, riggers, and designers to take your animation from Maya to game. 
  • Proficient in Autodesk Maya…But a strong desire to learn beyond Maya. 
  • Exceptional communications skills. 
 
UI Artist: Create polished in-game UI and graphic design elements that enhance player interactions and promote a rewarding player experience. 
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of graphic design principles in their work. 
  • Proficient with Adobe Create Suite. 
  • Knowledgeable about video game UI / UX concepts. 
  • Has the technical skill to quickly learn and understand new toolsets. 

VFX Artist: Recreate natural phenomena such as fire, smoke, explosives, dust, water, and weather systems. 
  • Good understanding of the principles of animation. 
  • Ability to work in 3D particle editor/3D package. 
  • Knowledgeable in Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Experience with FumeFX, Houdini, Thinking Particles, Maya fluids, and rigor body dynamics are a plus. 

Your Platform 
 
Activision is looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 2019 summer. We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect, and fun. All Activision interns will receive a meaningful project and an unparalleled experience. We’ll provide the tools and resources you need to learn. The challenging and creative work you do throughout your internship will directly impact the game you are contributing on. Internships will be offered at our development studios across the country as well as Activision's corporate headquarters.   
 
Our World 
 
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision operates at the intersection of technology, entertainment, esports, and consumer products. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games, we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Spyro®, Sekiro and Destiny®. More information about Activision and its products and services can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com  
 

 

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