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Game Design Internship in USA

United States
2 to 3 months
18 to 35

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Oct 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

The United States has been a cultural and economic powerhouse for decades. Industries are born and established here, often leaving the rest of the world to catch up. One of the many reasons why the top talent in many industries flock to this global powerhouse to learn from the best. 

It’s also a gaming industry hub, with industry heavyweights like Electronic Arts and Ubisoft based in the USA – making it the heart of the international gaming industry. 

Which makes it an awesome place to do a game design internship. 

You don’t have to choose between travelling and your career. Because you can do both! 

In this internship, you’ll sharpen your competitive edge in the job market while doing an internship in the US. And when you go with Global, you get: 

  • Structured Internship Placement – Together with our partner organisation, we’ll do the hard work of finding you a valuable unpaid internship within your desired industry.
  • Permanent Accommodation Support – Our in-country team will help you find comfortable accommodation you love close to your intern placement. 
  • Dedicated Mentor – A personal industry expert to show you the way. Including 1:1 training, performance reviews, and consistent feedback on your tasks to kickstart your career. 
  • Industry Hub – The largest and most influential video game companies are based in the US. So you’ll be right in the thick of it, with leading industry events and conferences happening on your doorstep! 

The common catch 22 of university graduates: you need experience to get a job. But you need a job to get experience. 

On top of this, you want life-changing experiences while exploring the world – not the average 9-5.

But this is an important stage in your career. If you don’t start working now, you could be left behind in the job market. 

One way to work around this common conundrum is with an internship abroad. 

You can gain real life experience by living abroad without sacrificing career progress. 

Can you imagine your life in the USA? You’re out there living your dreams, working under and getting to know the big names in the gaming industry. 

Being exposed to the heart of the gaming industry – and having the opportunity to learn how it all works – is giving you knowledge and experience that will accelerate your career. 

You’re fully embracing the American way of life. Which means working hard during the week and exploring the incredibly diverse country beneath your feet on the weekends. That’s if you’re not attending industry events and get-togethers with your new colleagues. 

Seeing what the job involves on a day to day basis has helped you refine your career path, too.

Your experience and knowledge in game design is growing in leaps and bounds everyday. One of the many benefits of having your finger on the pulse of the gaming industry. 

Besides, you're making connections and learning the ropes. It’s all about who you know. So the work friends you’re making now could turn into life-changing opportunities down the road. 

A game design internship in the USA will float your resume to the top of the pile and give you the confidence you need to smash your career. 

It’s your secret weapon that’ll take you from student to professional with ease. 

So when you start your first real job in your industry, you’ll hit the ground running with all the experience you racked up abroad. 

On top of this, you’re in a foreign country that’s begging to be explored! Weekends off are filled with bucket-list experiences as you go on adventures with your new friends. 

The USA is a dream travel location for lots of people around the world. And on this trip, you get to call the USA home.

And when you book with Global, you book with the best. You get all of this without all the hassle. Your internship is confirmed before you leave and our team will help you find accommodation, too. 

Plus, world-class support for the duration of your trip, and all the extras.


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Structured internship placement
Arranged interviews
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private airport transfer
4 nights of hostel accommodation
Welcome orientation
Dedicated mentor
Resumé/CV assistance
Permanent accommodation support
Host company reference
Academic credit
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
Global AcademyNEW
Marketplace dealsNEW
$250 off your next trip


To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Internship in USA trip is designed to get you set up abroad with a worthwhile and rewarding internship placement. Our expert team help with all the essentials you need to get set up overseas, from visa applications, finding you the perfect placement in your chosen field of study, as well as help with accommodation close to your workplace, to ensure your transition to interning abroad is seamless.

Arrive in the USA with the confidence that you are many steps ahead of every other student or graduate, with the security of an internship placement before you’ve even left home! With the hard work already done for you, you can start climbing the career ladder and embracing the ‘Yankee’ lifestyle with open arms. Our team offers 24/7 support throughout the entire journey and we’re only a phone call, knock or message away!

Let us take care of the logistical stuff so you can spend more time exploring, discovering, and learning about what makes the US such a special place to live and work. We save you time, money, stress and even the risk of returning home early! Make your time count on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and prepare to immerse yourself in the unique and rich culture, master real-world skills and gain a competitive edge in the job market.


To qualify for this trip, you must meet the visa requirements.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, accommodation, souvenirs & spending money.


With your internship organised and confirmed before you leave home, where will you stay? 

Our in-country partners will help you find accommodation close to your internship that you love. 

We also throw in 4 free nights at any hostel in the USA so you can keep the adventure going.

Trip itinerary

Before you leave

Secure your internship placement before you leave home. Get the important experience of interviewing for a job as you take part in interviews with international companies to secure your internship.


You’ll fly into the closest airport to your internship. Your pre-arranged airport transfer will be waiting to take you straight to your accommodation. Take some time to settle in, make some friends, or go for a wander to explore your new neighbourhood.

Week 1

Your orientation depends on the company you’re interning for. You may be required to do an online orientation before you arrive so you can be ready to go.  Other companies prefer to do in-person orientations. Either way, you’ll get to meet all your new teammates, get a tour of your new office, and get the details on how a typical day will look for you.


You’ll get consistent mentoring and feedback from your personal mentor throughout this trip.  While this trip is full of fun, the main goal is to help you climb the career ladder quickly and further your professional development. Your personal mentor is there to keep you focused, motivated, and confident you’re heading in the right direction.  You’ll probably have weekends off. Giving you plenty of time to get to know your colleagues and fellow interns or to explore your new home city.  Once your placement is over, you can choose to stay in the USA to explore what else it and the surrounding areas have to offer. Or take us up on 4 free nights at any hostel in the USA to keep the adventure going.  Hop onto gWorld – our social app for Global Travellers – and link up with other travellers to explore the region together. You could even join a bucket-list Global Getaway with other Global Travellers. Whatever you choose to do, we can help make it easy.  We’ll be in touch with you throughout your stay. If you ever need advice or support our team is available to answer your questions. And our 24/5 emergency support line will help with urgent matters.  Don’t go alone. Go with Global.

Why choose us

We take care of pretty much everything so you don’t have to. You’ll arrive in America totally prepared with a plan of action and trusted people helping you along the way. 

Our intern trips are designed to help you gain experience, skills, and confidence in your chosen industry. All while experiencing the personal growth that comes with living abroad. 

Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re on your side from the moment you get started. 

You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

We maintain relationships with a huge network of screened and vetted partner organisations all over the world. We know they’re trustworthy and that you’re in good hands because of all the successful trips Global Travellers keep having with our partners. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 90,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about interning in America, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and finding you an internship in America. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate intern experience in America, complete with everything you need and emergency support.

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Why Intern

Being an intern abroad is a perfect way to kickstart your career while gaining life experience by living in a foreign country. 

Going from a student to a professional can be tricky. Especially when more and more employers are looking for experience in the university graduates they hire. 

Luckily, many of these same employers see internship programs as a vital step for new hires to gain this experience before they enter the workplace. 

Which means an internship is the perfect transition from student to professional. 

Watch your confidence soar as you learn the ins and outs of your industry with your personal mentor showing you the way. 

Spruce up your resume with international experience for better job opportunities when the time comes. Solid internship experience might help you negotiate a better salary, too. 

On this trip you’ll be completing an unpaid game design internship in the USA.

Once you’re done you’ll receive a certificate of completion, a reference letter from your host company, and the opportunity to score academic credit to help with your studies. 

You get all of this while living overseas and experiencing the best of a foreign country.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

Are the internships unpaid?

The internships are unpaid, however, the experience you gain during the placement is invaluable. You will have the opportunity to develop hands-on skills relevant to your field of interest, enhance your resume, and often receive a strong professional reference, which will prove to be highly beneficial for your future career!

How does accommodation work?

Upon arrival (or at any point during your trip), you will be provided with four nights of hostel accommodation as part of your inclusions. Our in-country partner will assist you in finding a comfortable and affordable place to stay near your host organisation for the duration of your internship.

Do I need to be studying or have experience in the field?

While some trips require you to be currently studying or have relevant experience in the field, many do not! We consider a wide range of non-academic factors as well. We encourage absolutely anyone and everyone to register, and we will do everything we can to find you the perfect placement.

How long should I intern for?

Most of our interns opt for a 8-12 week placement. This timeframe allows interns to gain significant experience, develop valuable skills, and make the most out of their internship opportunity. It strikes a balance between ensuring a meaningful experience and providing ample time for professional growth. However, we understand that individual circumstances may vary, so we offer flexibility in program durations to accommodate different availability and goals.

Will I receive a certificate for the internship?

Absolutely! Every intern who successfully completes their placement will be awarded a certificate of completion. This valuable certificate serves as a noteworthy addition to your professional portfolio, showcasing your dedication and achievement during your internship experience.

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

How it works

1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/5 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24 hours, Mon-Fri.

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