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Sony PlayStation Seeking Interns (lots of them!)

Written by ACR StaffFebruary 23, 2017
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So you’re heading into the home stretch and it’s time to gain some real-world experience before you graduate. Good news. Your degree program will likely include an internship component that could easily lead you to any number of major game design or animation studios. While your academic advisor or program head will help you search for internships in these areas, you can increase your options by searching for programs on your own. We found one of the world’s best internship programs for game designers and developers to help you get started. Here you go. 

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The company, which has thousands of employees, is responsible for the PlayStation brand and family of products. The very first PlayStation launched in Japan in 1994. Since then, PlayStation has delivered innovative products such as PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Now, and PlayStation Vue. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has regional headquarters in London and Tokyo. 

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In addition to thousands of employees, this multibillion-dollar company oversees a staff of hundreds of interns at offices around the world. At the time this article was published, more than 80 U.S.-based internship positions were available throughout California in San Mateo, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Aliso Viejo, and in Madison, WI. Before taking a look at just a few of the available openings at Sony PlayStation below, please review the following requirements to make sure you are eligible to apply for a position.   

To participate in the PlayStation Internship Program, you must be a currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate or PHD/JD candidate or a recent graduate within one year of graduation. The program is open to U.S. Citizens and International students with a CPT visa. Per the internship website, the program “is designed to transform students into leaders by providing skills, knowledge, and experiences to support personal growth and business results at PlayStation. We carry out two concurrent summer intern classes based on the semester and quarter system school calendars.” 

Intern classes run May through August for Semester system students and June through September for quarter system students. Programs run for 12 weeks and are full-time, paid positions. Opportunities are posted in December and are filled on a rolling basis through April. PlayStation attends both Fall and Spring Career Fairs, so check the internship website in October for a complete list of universities the company will be attending next year. 

Available Internship Positions at Sony PlayStation 

First Party Games Intern
San Mateo, CA

Game Artist Intern
San Mateo, CA

Game Design Intern
San Diego, San Mateo

Graphics Software Engineer Intern
San Mateo, CA

Magic Lab Intern
San Mateo, CA

Modeling Intern
San Diego, CA

Music Production Intern
San Mateo, Santa Monica

PlayStation Product Marketing Intern
San Mateo, CA

PlayStation Tools and Tech Intern
San Diego, CA

Presentation Engineer Intern
San Diego, CA

Product Management and Development Intern
San Mateo, CA

Program Management Intern (PS Music)
San Francisco, CA

Programming Intern
Santa Monica, CA

PS Store Software Engineering Intern
San Francisco, CA

QA Automation Intern
Los Angeles, CA

Software Developer Intern
San Francisco, CA

Software Development Engineer Intern
San Francisco, CA

Software Development Engineer in Test Intern
San Mateo, CA

Software Development Intern
San Mateo, CA

Software Engineering Intern
San Diego, Aliso Viejo, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles

Software Intern
San Francisco, CA

Software QA Intern
San Francisco, CA

Tracking Intern
San Mateo, CA

Visual Arts Service Group Production Intern
San Diego, CA

Sources 

"About Sony Interactive Entertainment." PlayStation.com. Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, 2017. Web. 20 Feb. 2017. 

"PlayStation Internship Program." PlayStation.com. Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, 2017. Web. 20 Feb. 2017. 

"Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment Announce the Formation of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC." SIE.com. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., 26 Jan. 2016. Web. 20 Feb. 2017.