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Looking for a video game internship?
Top Shelf Gaming is seeking self-motivated and critically-minded individuals to write engaging articles about their experiences with nerd culture and opinion pieces about current happenings in the game industry.
What will you do?
For writers, you will be given a weekly writing assignment that you are expected to complete by certain deadlines. Some assignments may involve reaching out to a person or company of interest to interview or collect relevant information before writing the article.
Graphic designers, motion graphics artists, and web developers will work directly with the site’s creator to further develop the brand as well as the user experience of the site itself.
The social media intern will manage the handful of online accounts we have and make sure every writers’ work is being effectively publicized.
Why should you apply?
- There will be opportunities to work in different areas of Internet media including blogging, podcasts, and web video.
- There will be opportunities to attend conventions as press where you will have less restricted and priority access to the hottest games and professional developers
- The site currently has a small team producing all the content. The work you do will stand out and you will be able to point to something tangible that you’ve done and show others the direct impact you’ve had in a company.
- You’re encouraged to spend time playing video games!
- Free food!
How do you apply?
Please read this section carefully. Failure to follow all of these instructions may disqualify you for consideration. In order to be considered for a video game internship with Top Shelf Gaming you must submit the following documents in separate PDF files to marcus (at) topshelfgaming (dot) net:
- Cover letter that answers what you want from this experience and your familiarity with video games
- Review of the last game you completed or played (500 word max)
- Reflection on your favorite video game memory (500 word max)
Note: This internship is ONLY available to Chapman University students and must be taken for school credit. Please inquire using your Chapman University issued email address. Applications submitted from other email addresses will be ignored.
We’ve had a dozen interns complete our program all with different levels of writing experience. Every semester we are blown away by the quality work our interns deliver. Here are some of the best pieces of content written by former TSG interns during their session.
- Player and Character as One: Why uncensored games are the most impactful storytelling medium by Kara Ashbeck (Fall ’16)
- In Defense of The Order: 1886 by Lee Feldman (Spring ’15)
- The Many Lives of Gamers: 5 Games to Challenge Your World Views by Shannon Annarella (Fall ’15)
- Undertale, Hatoful Boyfriend, And How The Self-Aware Narrative Advances the Metagame by Adam Cash (Spring ’16)
- “Not A Real Game” by Liz Walcher (Spring ’15)
- 5 Postmodern Games To Show Your Parents by Ed Dutcher (Fall ’15)
Apply for a video game internship today!
We want to thank you for your interest in applying for a video game internship with Top Shelf Gaming. We wish the best of luck on your application.