ArenaNet is once again considering internship applications. ArenaNet Class of 2013 will offer the following disciplines: Character Art and Programming. Please consider the following application methods below, and make sure to include all necessary materials.
The ArenaNet Class of 2013 Internship Program is not an internship-to-hire program. We’re looking for interns who can commit to a 12-month program and 30+ hours of work per week. We’re not guaranteeing jobs to any intern in the program, but you will emerge from the program with an arsenal of professional skills, an incredible portfolio, and an invaluable experience under your belt.
- Small cohort.
Work and learn with a small group of motivated interns.
- Professional environment.
Hone your skills at the ArenaNet studio working side-by-side with top game industry artists in a dedicated work space.
- Meaningful work.
You’ll work on a variety of important art assignments that contribute to the success of the company, not “grunt” work.
- Broad training
, relevant skills. You’ll receive training in a broad variety of skills rather than specializing on creating specific content. We want our interns to emerge from the program as stronger all-around artists, not as experts in creating eyeballs or helmets.
- Hourly stipend.
You will receive a $14 per hour stipend and will work in the ArenaNet studio Monday through Friday for the duration of the year-long program.
- Pacific Northwest location
. Enrollees in the ArenaNet internship program will be expected to relocate to the Bellevue, WA area at their own expense. Bellevue is in the beautiful greater Seattle area, which offers a wide range of cultural and natural activities.
- Interns are welcome to participate in
, our internal program of classes and workshops presented by experts from our studio and guest speakers from the game and entertainment fields.
At ArenaNet, we’re serious about art. We’ve built an art-centric studio culture where the artist plays a vital role in game creation and presentation, and our art team is full of award-winning talent from all over the world. We created our art internship program to help develop young artists, providing them with the skills they need to be successful in the game industry. We’re looking to cultivate artists who have the raw talent, but lack one thing: work experience.
It’s our experience that artists learn more in the first few months of a game industry job than in their entire time at art school. We’ve created an immersive work-based educational program where intern artists work alongside professionals to develop real skills that are relevant and sought after in the game and entertainment industry. This isn’t a standard studio internship, where you’ll be expected to make copies or perform menial tasks for studio artists. You can’t develop your skills if you’re doing “grunt work” for a year, so expect to be challenged artistically and provided with opportunities to contribute to the success of the studio in a substantive way.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Well-balanced repertoire of art skills
- Has experience working with Maya, Photoshop and Zbrush
- Comfortable using the Internet and related communications technology
- Familiarity with the game industry is a plus
How to Apply for Art
- Must be available for 30+ hours a week for a 12 month duration
- Must be currently legally eligible to work within the United States (In compliance with Federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire.).
Submit a portfolio of your work and a completed character art test to
. You may post your progress online, but you MUST email your final renders along with a breakdown of your texture sheets. If your file is too large to send via email, please host the file on your own web space or image host of choice and include the link in your email.
No follow-up phone calls, please. Attention to detail is a key requirement for this position, so if you’re unable to follow these instructions specifically, you will not be considered for the program. Good luck!
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