Experience Design Intern
Electronic Arts is looking for students to join our world-class internship experience. Summer 2024 will be better than ever as we bring all interns together on-site for orientation week and prep students for the future ways of work by offering remote and hybrid opportunities depending on your location. For more information about our Next-Gen Program, visit
Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our drive is to inspire everyone to make a better world through creative play. As the developer of The Sims, we create games and experiences for millions of people around the world and are always looking for new ways to inspire our players. Maxis is a place where you can do what you love and help others grow while doing it; a place where your unique voice can be heard and seen. We put creativity and inclusivity at the core of our work and don't settle for seeing the world only as it is, but strive to build a world as it could be.
We're looking for an Experience Design Intern like you to join us in our mission to create amazing games and experiences, and to improve ourselves and our craft.
You will help design the best pathways to guide players through menus and options easily.
You will work with all disciplines - code, design, audio, animation, and FX - to create UI/UX.
You will learn how to advocate for improving the design of the UI tool set & workflow.
You will forward think and find ways to improve the design of the game's UI across the board with support from the UI/UX team
You will improve on UI mockups for many different menus and systems for the game, extending the design system established by the UI team.
You will embody game development values, such as prioritization and making hard trade-offs and choices.
You are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree granting program.
You have an interest in UX/UI or Visual Design for games.
You have experience with gaming and an understanding of what is the best UX across multiple genres.
You understand the connections between UI functionality and UI aesthetics, and how to maximize impact for the benefit of gamers.
You have experience with metrics or other feedback methods to evaluate and improve your work post-launch.
Must be available for a full-time paid internship in the summer of 2024. We are only considering students who will be enrolled in an accredited degree program in the summer of 2024, slated to graduate no earlier than December 2024. You must be legally authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis during the 12-week internship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.
EA has listed the hourly pay ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, degree type (e.g. Bachelor's, Master's, PhD), what stage you are in your degree journey (i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc.), qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.
HOURLY PAY RANGES
* California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
$23 - $37
* New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
$23 - $37
* Jersey City, NJ :
$23 - $37
* Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
$21 - $30
* Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
$25 - $34
The hourly pay is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including 80 hours per year of sick time (prorated based on scheduled hours per week if less than full-time), 16 paid company holidays per year, medical insurance, and 401(k). Interns in California are also eligible for Voluntary Disability Insurance.
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.