2021 Summer SIG Program - Games Intern
Posted on Indeed on May 02, 2021

**Note this position is unpaid, and that we are not a development studio.**

About EGD: The EGD Collective is a nonprofit membership organization that creates community, equity, and leaders of character through games. EGD provides free events, educational programming, and support systems to help students navigate through academic, financial, and emotional crises - ensuring students can complete their education and are prepared to establish healthy workplace boundaries.

Who we are: We're a crazy mix of gamers, activists, social workers, educators, academics, artists, writers, musicians, programmers... Our home-base is NYC, but we're ready to take on the nation.

About the position: These positions are not restricted by class standing or major. Because our internships are currently only for credit, we've structured the program to be a semi-formal learning environment where you get to choose what you want to learn and own the experience - ensuring that your time here will be valuable to you! Our work involves helping college students graduate and get their dream career, so interns are encouraged to take part during their hours as a regular participant in our events. Lastly, we are periodically able to give out tickets to industry events to our staff - interns included!

We are currently looking for interns to work with our community team! The internship period will run for 11 weeks, from the last week of May to mid-August. The 2021 summer program will involve a variety of community management tasks, and allow you to take charge of your own event from start to finish!

  • Work on small to midsize virtual events such as workshops, talks, panels, game nights, and tournaments.
  • Prepare various event sponsorships materials and contracts.
  • Maintain emails and relationships, and ensure that our speakers, attendees, student members, game developers, and volunteers have the best experience possible.
  • Compile event recaps; organize and source photo/video assets
  • Create questionnaires and meet with students to identify their needs and goals.
  • Conduct outreach to faculty and student leaders to raise membership levels and solicit donations
  • Mobilize students to create change within their communities
  • Engage our community directly by interacting with students, sharing resources, and playing games!

We will continue to operate remotely through August 2021, so those who are not local to NYC are welcome to apply. The time commitment expected is 15 hours a week (3 days a week, 5 hours a day). We are looking for people available on weekdays from 5-10PM ET, but we also have limited hours available for 1PM-6PM ET. If you are local, there may be optional opportunities for limited in-person days as conditions improve!

Who are you: Maybe you've called yourself a gamer your entire life. Maybe you haven't. You could be involved with game development, esports, tabletop games, a physical sport... whether you're a hitscan DPS, play backgammon with your grandfather, or you learned what crippling debt is at the hands of Tom Nook, you're great.

Interns this summer will be mainly involved with the launch of our new SIG Program, which are student-led communities based around different interests. We are looking for students specifically interested in at least one of the below:

  • Game Art & Animation
  • Game Programming / Software Development
  • SSBU/Melee
  • TTRPGs
  • LGBT+ Gaming Communities
  • Women in Gaming/Marginalized Genders.
  • Valorant
  • MMOs
  • CS: GO

In general, we look for self-driven people who are not afraid to sell themselves - tell us all the cool things you've been working on, or what you love to do. We run a diverse community and have very close ties to the industry, so we need people who can talk to people.

In this time of remote operations, we'll be looking for people who are able to self-direct. We have virtual office hours - so you can always ask us questions. But if you find it easy to take direction and then run with it, that will be an asset. We also look for people who believe in our mission to democratize games - and that no matter your place within gaming, we all contribute and have the power (and responsibility) to do right by games, the people that make them, and the people that play them.

It's also a startup environment. We're all young and don't take ourselves too seriously in the day-to-day, but when it's go time, it's go time. Working in a startup can be really fun, and you get to contribute significantly to projects - but they have less structure than a traditional company. If that sounds like the sort of space you're looking for or are interested in experiencing, great!

Still reading? Send in that resume.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Pay: Up to $0.01 per hour

Benefits:

  • Professional development assistance

COVID-19 considerations:
100% remote for the duration of the internship! If you are local, there may be optional opportunities for limited in-person days as conditions improve (all staff have been vaccinated)!

Application Question(s):

  • Do you understand this internship is unpaid?
  • Which of these interests are you most aligned with? SSBU/Melee, TTRPGs, LGBT+ in Gaming, Women in Gaming/Marginalized Genders, Valorant, CS: GO, Game Art & Animation, Game Programming / Software Development, or MMOs
  • Are you available 3 days a week, and which time frame(s) are you available for (5PM-10PM ET, or 1PM-6PM ET)?
  • Our virtual space is Discord! How familiar are you with it? (It's ok if you're new to Discord, we will train!)
  • Poll: As a part of the experience, would you be interested in workshops or social events just for interns? If so, what would you like to learn/do at them?

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

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