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(Expired) User Research Intern

4 months ago by Activision

  Santa Monica (California), USA

Level: Entry

Contract: Internship

Sector: Research

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Job Description:

Your Mission

  • Assist with the execution of user-tests including setup, breakdown, game review, intake/outtake of participants, recording/reporting of the players' experiences, and other research related activities
  • Provide summarized research results for discussion and write-up
  • Maintain lab and equipment
  • Analyze survey responses and contribute to research reports
  • Support the User Research staff in studies and other ad-hoc projects
  • Get on the job training and mentoring from industry experts in user research and game analysis
  • Be the voice of the player base to the developers and see the game evolve based on player feedback
  • Contribute your unique and interesting ideas to the field of games user research
  • Spend a summer focusing on a meaningful project that directly impacts game development while having an unparalleled experience.
  • Participate in learning and development tech talks to understand how our employees come together to launch AAA games
  • Get to know your fellow interns at your location through various social events

Player Profile

  • Must be a current student pursuing their bachelors, masters, or continued education program in game development or a field focusing on human subject research (e.g., psychology, human computer interaction, human factors, anthropology, or similar)
  • Available for a 12-week internship starting in late May or late June
  • Good interpersonal communication (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Adaptable and quick learner that enjoys tackling a large variety of problems
  • Must be able to handle a variety of responsibilities without getting overwhelmed
  • Must have a passion for video games and should be well versed in Activision’s titles
  • Familiarity with a large variety of games

Your Platform

Games are deeply dependent upon human-computer interaction and the ability to use research methods to improve player experience. Game User Research is a critical aspect of game design and development that involves management of playtests and usability tests of the software, technology, and rules.

Activision is looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 2020 Summer. We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect, and fun. All Activision interns will receive a meaningful project and an unparalleled experience. We’ll provide the tools and resources you need to learn. The challenging and creative work you do throughout your internship will directly impact the game you are contributing on. Internships will be offered at our development studios across the country as well as Activision's corporate headquarters.  

Our World

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision operates at the intersection of technology, entertainment, esports, and consumer products. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games, we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Spyro®, and Sekiro. More information about Activision and its products and services can be found on the company’s website,

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