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As a Game Design Intern, you will design, tweak, and optimize the player experience. Your analytical skills, player insight, and creativity aid in crafting in- and out-of-game experiences that engage and surprise players. You will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and work with every tool at hand to innovate and iterate player-focused designs that'll delight millions around the world.

In your application, you will select which product you prefer to apply for:

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) which was released in 2009 to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. As a designer, you may help create gameplay for new champions, or systems for Summoner’s Rift or alternative game modes.

Teamfight Tactics is a round-based strategy game that pits you against seven opponents in a free-for-all race to build a powerful team that fights on your behalf. Gameplay designers on TFT work on champions, traits, and systems for unreleased sets or can focus more on live balance of the current set!  

VALORANT is Riot’s character-based tactical shooter.  It features a heavy focus on competitive teamplay and is set in a new and expanding IP.  As a Game Designer working on the VALORANT team, you may help develop and implement new Agents, features or modes for players across the globe.


  • Design & develop new features and systems for products
  • Create and provide multiple potential designs and solutions. Articulate trade-offs and risks between different options
  • Work with other disciplines to build features that meet product goals

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college, university or non degree program
  • Available to work full-time hours for 10-12 weeks at our Los Angeles Headquarters (subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Experience working on projects with teammates

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience and passion for the respective product genre.
  • Design experience in various game projects.

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will certainly be looking at your past studies and experience, but for this role, we also look for dedicated people with a personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot Internships are paid, and we offer relocation and housing support. Interns can also participate in our 401(k) plan. You can expect subsidized meals, in-game perks, and the ability to participate in our Play Fund, so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games. The University Programs team also invites you to intern focused events so you can connect with your fellow interns and Rioters to make the most out of your experience.

Applications Close October 31st 12:00pm PT


It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).