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IndieCade Summer Game Design Internship

Spend part of your summer building a game designed to make the world a better place! IndieCade is pleased to announce a new internship opportunity available to students for summer 2024.

This six-week game design internship will provide you with the opportunity to work with a team on a game as part of our climate jam challenge. Designers and climate specialists from around the world come together each year to tackle this important issue and help build solutions. Climate jam theme will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd. 

Over the course of this internship you will work with a team of other interns, participate in four design sprints including ideation, prototyping, production, polish & marketing, as well as a post-mortem and advice about next steps. You will also have the opportunity to work with content experts and industry mentors. 

Successful completion of the internship includes weekly milestones, meeting with mentors to discuss progress, and more. This is a part time obligation that we estimate to be approximately 5-10 hours a week. 

Interns should be highly motivated. We seek to enable and trust our interns to work independently. Hours are flexible and based on your availability.

IndieCade’s internships are not paid, however we provide important benefits. These benefits will always be specifically tailored to each intern depending on interests and needs, additional  benefits can include academic credit (depending on school requirements), access to IndieCade events, free annual IndieCade memberships and/or submissions, networking and so much more. We are also able to provide letters of recommendation and introductions, as appropriate, upon request.

Orientation: Week of June 10th 
Climate Jam: June 15th – July 20th
Wrap-up: Week of July 26th

Open to all students of any major, disciple, or experience.  

Students from any institution are welcome to apply, priority will be given to students who are Academic partners with IndieCade, followed by institutions officially participating in Horizons. 

We’re looking forward to our students’ participation in IndieCade’s Climate Jam!

To apply:
Complete this form:

Early Acceptance must be received by April 30th.
Regular and extended decisions may still be considered if received by or before June 3rd.

Note: if you are interested in applying to more than one IndieCade internship you do not need to apply with both forms. Simply apply with the IndieCade / Horizons Internship Form, there is a place to mark interest in the Summer Game Design Internship.

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