Job Opportunity: Paid Internship


Want to work with us? That’s a rhetorical question. Of course, you do. Now, here’s your chance. We’re looking for a paid intern who can commit to 15-20 hours a week.

Our basic pre-requisites:

  • You have to be reliable. Moreover, you need to understand that deadlines are absolutely paramount.
  • You have to be able to work independently/without extensive supervision. (We’re not going to throw you to the wolves, but we won’t hold your hand.)
  • Be genuinely interested in the work we’re doing.
  • We expect you to give your full effort to assigned projects/tasks.
  • You have to be able to work in Santa Monica.

If you hit all of those, keep reading.

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 12.20.15 PMHere’s our official internship listing:

7 Generation Games, an educational video game startup, is looking for a reliable and motivated intern to work 15-20 hours per week. This is a PAID internship at $12/hour.

Position would start ASAP. We’re looking for someone to commit for four months, but often our interns end up staying longer when it works out for both of us.

We’re willing to take interns from pretty much any field – but this internship will likely best be a fit for someone who is interested in one of the following areas: education (our games focus on middle school level math), computer science, game design, entrepreneurship or marketing. Those skills sets align with the biggest projects we’re working on in the coming months.

Experience with social media is a plus, but not a make-or-break.

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The internship will involve significant game testing and documentation of bugs. Position will also support 7 Generation Games project manager with office tasks. Intern will have the opportunity to pursue additional projects that complement game and content development efforts, such social media, educational resource creation, artwork/animation, game design, basic development, audio/video editing, marketing outreach and more, as relates to intern’s interest and skills and company need.

Primary Required Skills

Basic computer proficiency. Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

Secondary Desired Skills

Other desirable but not required skills include: PhotoShop; audio editing software; video editing software; GoAnimate; social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); MailChimp (or related newsletter CMS); WordPress.

More important than having experience with these platforms/software is a willingness to learn them.

Required Duties

Intern will work on-site in Santa Monica, two or three days a week. (Working remote is NOT an option.)

This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in a thriving – and rapidly growing – startup.

We’re looking for someone who is able to commit (to both the position and a set schedule) and who is willing to work hard. You will learn a lot. Also, as we mentioned before, you’ll get paid, so we expect you to treat this experience as a job.

If you would like this internship for credit, we can work with you to set that up as well. (And we’ll still pay you.)

Please note: This internship isn’t a guarantee to a staff position, but when we do add staff, the first people we look to hire are our current and former interns — and we are a growing company.

FYI, please check out our website before you apply so you know a bit about our company. If you want to make a really good impression, play through the demos. You can also download our iPad app here.

Please email resume and briefly explain (300 words or less) in the body of the email why you would be a fit for this position at 7 Generation Games to Maria Burns Ortiz at maria@7generationgames.com. No phone calls please.

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