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(Expired) Summer Associate, Business Operations - Hearthstone

10 months ago by Blizzard Entertainment

  Irvine (California), USA

Level: Junior

Contract: Internship

Sector: Operations

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Internship Term: 2019


Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2019. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

Quest objectives

Have you fought your way to Legend? Have you successfully stopped Dr. Boom’s evil plan at his Booms Lab? Does your card-back collection belong in a museum? Are you analytical, innovative, versatile, and eager to put your smarts to work in the business of making Hearthstone great? If so, you may be interested in joining our Hearthstone business team for the summer.

We are a team inspired by the value of Gameplay First to drive excellence in the business of Hearthstone. We believe that delivering great Hearthstone experiences, whether inside or around the game, leads to a strong and enduring franchise. Our members bring intellectual curiosity, analytical rigor, creativity, and love and real passion for the game to the responsibilities of business strategy and operations.

Working with our Hearthstone business team means that there are many projects that could be available depending on your past experience and interests. We will have projects ranging from analytics to Hearthstone esports and everything in between. You’ll have opportunities to be exposed to the business of games and meet with people in all the dynamic functions that make our games Blizzard quality. By the end of the summer you will have learned about the games industry, and about the uniqueness of Blizzard in our industry.

Candidates must enjoy working on teams to solve a diverse array of challenges involving a wide range of stakeholders. An ideal candidate has great intellectual curiosity, superior analytical capabilities, excellent collaboration and communication skills, passion for video games, and a strong interest in the video game industry. Duties will include performing specialized analyses related to Blizzard's business operations or the broader industry environment, supporting the Strategic Initiatives team with targeted information, and preparing and presenting materials based on findings. The intern will work closely with members of the team on existing projects as well as undertake new projects.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2019 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2019 – August 2019 or June 2019 – September 2019 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

Level requirements

  • Currently pursuing an MBA or other Master's-level business degree
  • Analytical background and skillset
  • Must be comfortable with numbers
  • Passion for technology, gaming, and game development
  • Experience working constructively within a team

Recommended talents

  • Strategic thinking is a critical component of our job and can come from a variety of sources. From consulting to entrepreneurship, we want people who can consider the big picture, zoom in on the details, and push a project across the finish line.
  • Creativity is critical in all aspects of the job. From handling complex projects and situations to solving last minute fires, thinking creatively often means the difference between success and failure.
  • Knowing when to go alone versus when to ask for guidance is another key talent that we look for in an intern candidate. You need to be self-directed, but also know when alternate viewpoints are effective, and feedback is necessary while leading your projects.
  • Different opinions, backgrounds, and ways of thinking help ensure that when we consider options as a team, we cast our net wide and converge towards the best option. Take the time to make sure we understand what makes you tick.

Quest items

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We’re serious about this – due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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