Although we no longer provide direct routes to internship placements, we do still have options available to help you out with the skills and visibility needed to improve your chances of finding internship opportunities in games.

Rising Star Gamedev Challenge

Rising Star

Grads In Games run the Rising Star challenge, which provides potential access to internship placements for college-level and undergraduate students. The game dev challenge is followed closely by many studios and covers programming, 3D art, animation, VFX and game design. It’s an excellent way to showcase your skills and abilities into a great portfolio piece that will get assessed by industry.

You can find out more about the challenges here. Registration is typically open from October to mid-December each year.

Looking for a paid internship with a top games studio?

Our recruitment partners at Aardvark Swift may be able to help you out! In addition to graduate and junior job roles, their huge network of contacts means they’re in a perfect place to arrange great internship roles with studios across the UK games industry.

They’re always working with games developers who offer internships in multiple areas and would be happy to speak to them on your behalf about internship placements for you.

Companies that they work with that have provided games internships in the past include:

Microsoft UK, Sumo Digital, NaturalMotion, Boss Alien, Frontier Developments, Microsoft Rare, EA, Sony, and many more.