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Writing Intern (Remote)

United States, Remote

What does it take to be an Interniac? A true passion for game development, especially for the types of games we build. The passion to thrive in the rapid pace of an exciting studio and the creativity to deliver amazing player experiences.

Insomniac Games has studios in Burbank, CA and in Durham, NC with dedicated developers all over the country. Insomniac embraces a flexible work environment for our internships. Positions that require in-studio only work are in the specific job posting.

Writing Intern

The Writing internship at Insomniac Games is an excellent opportunity to be part of game production. This intern will enjoy the work of an innovative, collaborative, and creative environment. A successful intern will be mentored by senior members of the Story team, through the Insomniac process for writing for games.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • "Breaking story" in rough/outline form with a team of collaborators
  • Crafting character arcs and one-sheets for casting and art reference
  • Maintaining and coordinating many types of online documentation
  • Crafting documents and presentations to communicate the story to the rest of the team
  • Writing cinematic dialogue and attending mocap/p-cap sessions
  • Writing in-game dialogue and attending voice-over sessions
  • Reviewing scripts and providing feedback
  • Rewriting, rewriting, and rewriting...

Internship Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or educational institution, pursuing a Diploma, Certificate, Bachelor's, Master’s, or Ph.D working towards a degree in Writing, Game Design, or equivalent or six to twelve months related experience and/or training.
  • Internships are available to students who are US citizens or international students with an F-1 visa.
  • Must possess strong critical and writing skills.
  • The ideal interns will be upbeat, self-motivated, creative, responsible, have a passion for writing video games.

Internship Details:

  • This is a paid, full-time internship: 5 days per week for approximately 40 hours a week.
  • We expect at least an 8-week commitment from our interns.
  • This role is based in Burbank, CA or remote from an approved US state.

Our intern positions offer a fixed hourly pay rate. Please note that the pay rate is exclusive to the internship period and may not reflect what pay may look like following the completion of an internship.

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. 

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

This is a flexible role that can be remote, with varying pay ranges based on geographic location. For example, if you are based out of Seattle, the estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$33.25—$45.75 USD

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