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An International Centre for Excellence in Serious Games Applied Research, Business Engagement and Study

Serious Games Institute is an operating division of Coventry University

SGI Internships

internThe SGI hosts a range of interns and placement students from the UK and overseas. SGI also hosts many students under the Erasmus Programme from across Europe.

A typical internship is undertaken on a voluntary basis for 3 weeks full time (or part time equivalent). We can also support longer internships, though these need to be part of a formal programme of study (for example an undergraduate course with a specified internship period as part of the degree), or by external funding.

Prospective applicants will be expected to have demonstrable past or relevant experience in one of the following areas: Game Art (2D or 3D), Game Programming (with experience with Unity and/or C# an advantage), Game Design (supported by evidence of design-level involvement in at least one previous project, including self-directed), or research experience in Psychology, Education, or Computer Science. We appreciate experience is a common barrier to entry within the industry, and therefore encourage applications from recent graduates or current students seeking to gain this experience as part of their professional development.

During the internship, you will be expected to work as part of a team delivering and evaluating serious games as part of a current project, the full list of which can be found at this website. Whilst no formal training will be given, a mutual internship plan will be agreed prior to commencement which will seek to identify how the internship will best help you develop your skills whilst contributing to one or more projects.

We are currently accepting new interns and placement students on a rolling basis with no fixed start dates. If you are interested in joining us please send a current CV, portfolio (for art or design positions), and short personal statement to Dr Ian Dunwell. Please note that whilst we aim to respond as quickly as possible, we encourage prospective interns to start the application process no later than 2 months before their intended start date.

From outside the EU?

Please note that we do not offer any immigration advice or support for obtaining visas for short-term voluntary placements and internships. If you are applying to one of the established schemes please mention this when contacting us.
More information on coming to the UK can be obtained from the international office