Initial Design Intern
Hearthstone Irvine

Internship Term: 2019

Initial Design Intern – Hearthstone

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2019. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are passionate about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in everyday to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

Quest objectives

The game design intern will work directly with developers on the Hearthstone team to help design, implement, iterate, and polish new content for Hearthstone (such as new expansions and adventures).

The ideal student will have an excellent understanding of gameplay and the ability to think about the player experience from the perspective of a wide spectrum of players. Day to day activities will include working with the team’s development tools, so ability to learn new tools quickly is a must. The intern will constantly be interacting with developers and will be helping with player research, so being able to play nice with others is a requirement!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university, or planning to enroll in Fall 2018
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2019 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2019 – August 2019 or June 2019 – September 2019 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

Level requirements

  • Knowledge of and experience with our game franchises, specifically Hearthstone
  • A strong sense for what makes a gameplay experience compelling and fun
  • Previous experience designing games as personal, academic, or professional projects
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel

Recommended talents

  • Experience in Unity
  • Experience in C#
  • Writing Skills

Quest items

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Design a single card and write a paragraph on why it would be good for Hearthstone.
  • Please include examples of any game projects you’ve worked on, either independently or as part of your studies, and what part you played in their creation

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We’re serious about this – due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.