Game Design Internship - Treyarch

Job Title: Game Design Intern

Reporting To: Intern Design Director

Department: Game Design

Location: Play Vista, CA

As a Game Design Intern at Treyarch, you will be a member of our gameplay design team for Call of Duty. You will collaborate with the team to design, document, and prototype gameplay, mechanics, and systems, as well as work with interdisciplinary professionals to make those designs come to life.

What you’ll do…

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

Design content, modes, or systems for various aspects of our upcoming projects. Craft detailed, easy-to-read design documentation that communicate your designs clearly and effectively. Collaborate with the team to prototype, iterate, and tune your work. Provide and receive constructive feedback and participate in design discussions and playtests. Learn about Treyarch’s design tools and processes. To succeed you should have…

Experience with video game development in professional, indie, or academic settings Be able to work as part of a team with a strong understanding of the value of collaboration A creative mindset with a passion for game design and problem solving Comfort working with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel Strong communication and organizational skills A good feel for fun and engagement, as well as market trends The ability to work autonomously, be self-motivated, and not afraid to ask questions A positive, supportive, and collaborative approach to working with team members. Understanding and consideration for diverse perspectives and experiences. We’d love it if you also have…

Visual design skills and working knowledge of apps like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Figma. A passion for video games, especially multiplayer/shooters/Call of Duty. Familiarity with Radiant, Unreal/Unity, and with one or more scripting languages. What you’ll learn in this role...

How to design process and development tools used across the Call of Duty franchise. Build experience designing, communicating, developing, and implementing a variety of features and systems with support and feedback through each step of the process. Have the opportunity to develop interpersonal team skills while collaborating with a variety of different feature teams and development disciplines. We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We expect to be back in office for our summer 2023 internship and successful candidates will be expected to relocate and be onsite in Los Angeles for the duration of it. Treyarch will cover relocation services and will provide a living stipend to supplement housing, utility, and office supply costs.

ABOUT TREYARCH Founded in 1996, Treyarch is a videogame studio whose purpose is to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. With this purpose in mind, we crafted the award winning Call of Duty: Black Ops series and pioneered the fan favorite Zombies mode.

At Treyarch, we empower the team to be individually driven to innovate on our games, processes, and culture. How we do things is just as important as what we do.

Studio culture and development, we believe it’s a team effort and that collaboration and hearing one another is key. Every day we face the large and small challenges together and every voice matters.

These values guide us in our mission to create moments that matter. Both to the players and to us, the creators. In an era where triumphs and defeats are readily shared, seeing players engage with our creations gives us great pride. Come help us create that next moment.

We are 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.

To learn more about our studio, please visit us at, on Facebook at, and @treyarch on Twitter.

PS, we’ve also got some pretty amazing office perks and benefits, like 20 vacation days and 16 holidays, 10 weeks of family leave, free lunches and snacks at our office, comprehensive healthcare, and more! Check out all the details here for more information:

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