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We’re helping players connect their passion for games to meaningful careers. As a Riot Intern, you can expect to nab honest mentorship from those around you. You'll unlock access to career development courses to equip you for your journey ahead, spend time with leadership across disciplines to gain valuable insights, create lasting relationships with your intern community, and work with incredible teams to create meaningful experiences for players across the globe.

Eligibility

  • Currently live in regions where internships are being offered (North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
  • Currently enrolled in college, university, or non degree courses (individual courses, online courses, certificate programs).
    • Applicants from Germany, Ireland, Russia, and UK: Lucky you! There are no requirements to be currently enrolled in any courses for you to apply for an internship.
  • Available to work full-time at the indicated office for the required internship duration (varies by program location).
  • Authorized to work in the country where you’re applying to be considered.

Perks of the Program

Paid: Interns are treated like full time here, so expect fair and competitive pay for your hard work!

Relocation: For our North American interns, we'll accommodate your travels to whichever office you'll reside in, so you can focus on acing those finals. However, we are unable to help interns in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) with relocating at this time due to COVID limitations.

Housing Support: Building a community with fellow interns is part of the experience, so we'll help you find local digs a brisk walk from our North American offices. Sorry again to our friends in EMEA as we are currently not able to provide housing support for this region.

Play Fund: You'll sample a taste of this annual Rioter perk, with a small play fund to spend on games (board games included). 

Events: From coffee chats to lunch and learns and unforgettable socials, there's plenty of ways to get to know your fellow interns and Rioters. 

Intern Resources

Open Internships

  • Open Positions: 1

FAQ's

Eligibility

Does my citizenship matter?
No, but you must be eligible to work in the country to which you apply. If you already have work authorization that makes you eligible, you're good. Unfortunately, Riot cannot guarantee work authorization assistance for intern-hopefuls.

Application

How can I make my application stand out?
There isn’t a magic formula, but we recommend curating your application to the specific role that you’re applying for. Make sure you provide all necessary pieces of information, and share your story and aspirations with us in the application prompt questions. 

Can I apply for more than one job?
We encourage you to apply for the role that best fits your skills and interests. Keep in mind that applying for more positions won’t increase your chances and spamming could hurt you.

When uploading my materials, what format should I use?
For your resume, we recommend you use PDF format to ensure compatibility and easy viewability. If you’re submitting a portfolio or reel, direct links to your websites work best. 

Do you take Cover Letters?
Cover letters aren’t required for our internship roles. Instead, we ask that you fill out our application thoroughly, including our prompt questions.

Timeline

When should I submit my application?
Applications for our Summer Internship open in September. For roles that are evaluated on a rolling basis, we recommend applying sooner when there is a higher chance of the role being available. You can find details on a specific role on the respective job description page. 

How long is the interview process?
Interviews will vary across disciplines, but most roles involve 3 to 4 interviews. In general, we ask for at least 3 weeks time to complete the process. We understand that you may be on a tight timeline, so let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate.

Can I update my application with new content or correct an error?
There will be no way to update your application once it has been submitted. You’ll need to resubmit a brand new application, so it’s definitely worth double-checking before hitting the submit button.

Program

North America

Do I have to be enrolled in a full time educational program to apply?
No, you don’t have to be enrolled as a full time student! However, you must be actively pursuing some form of education at the time of applying (includes online curriculums). 

Am I old enough to apply?
Interns must be old enough to legally work where the Riot office is located. For internships in North America, this means you have to be at least 18. 

Where are Riot's internships located in North America?
Our NA internships are currently in Los Angeles & Redwood City.

Can I intern during the Spring or Fall semester?
We only offer summer term internships at this time.

How will I pay for housing and transportation?
Riot provides relocation and housing support for all interns near the office.

When will I start my internship and how long is it?
Because academic calendars vary from school to school, there will be multiple start dates; typically the first and fourth week of May, and second week of June. If your school needs are different you can discuss timing with your recruiter. Internships typically last 10-12 weeks.

How many hours will I work per week?
Interns should expect to work a full 40 hour work week. Our general office hours are from 10am to 7pm.

When can I expect a response?
You’ll hear back from us within 2 weeks after applications close.


Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

Do I have to be enrolled in a full time educational program to apply?
No, you don’t have to be enrolled as a full time student! However, you must be actively pursuing some form of education at the time of applying (includes online curriculums). Applicants for roles in Germany, Ireland, Russia, and the UK are not required to be currently enrolled in any courses in order to apply.

Am I old enough to apply?
Interns must be old enough to legally work where their Riot office is located.

Where are Riot's internships located?
Our internships are located across the following EMEA locations:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Reading, UK
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Paris, France

Can I intern during the Spring or Fall semester?
Yes, we offer both long and short term internships throughout the year depending on the requirements of the team.

How will I pay for housing and transportation?
EMEA interns are eligible for a Travel Allowance that differs in coverage based on each office. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer housing support.

When will I start my internship and how long is it?
The start date and duration of your internship will be defined in the job description.

How many hours will I work per week?
Interns should expect to work a full 40 hour work week but there is a part-time option for certain roles. Our general office hours are from 10am to 7pm but this can be flexible depending on your team and internship requirements.

When can I expect a response?
You’ll hear back from us within 2 weeks after applications close.