Programming Internship

The goal at XR Games is to be the best developer of VR titles in the world. 


We are a multi award-winning game development studio that specialises in immersive VR games. The studio has a history of full-scale development from concept through to submission working with prestigious partners such as Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment. 


Since 2020 our team has grown from 20 full-time members to almost 100 by the close of 2022 and due to the success and critical acclaim of our previous projects such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever and Angry Birds Under Pressure. Throughout 2023 & 2024 our team will now be working on multiple major projects with recognisable IP’s & licences as we continue to grow and invest in our future.


The Role

As an intern here at XR Games you will have an opportunity to work alongside some of the best VR game developers in the world. Over the course of your internship, you’ll not only have the opportunity to learn from all that we have to offer, but we hope will make a meaningful impact on the production of some incredibly exciting VR titles.


This is a paid internship lasting 12 months commencing summer 2023.


Key Responsibilities

  • Testing in-game features

  • Providing support for the programming team

  • Bug fixing

  • Contributing to project direction

  • Coding game mechanics


Who is right for this role?

Our internships are designed to be placements for those who are still studying. This means that they are ideal for those who want to take a year out in between years at university or those who have just completed a college course.


While we don’t expect you to have any professional experience we are expecting you to have experience coding video games either through study or personal projects. You will be able to demonstrate good C# coding skills as well as a strong foundation in mathematics. You should understand the basics of how to work with game engines like Unity and we will want to see a portfolio of example games in your application. Additionally you should be someone who demonstrates a passion for video games and game development.


Apart from technical skill, the right person for this role will have excellent communication skills, be a natural problem-solver and will be an enthusiastic learner. 



Application Details

Applications are open now and will close on December 18th 2022. The successful candidate will need to be able to work full-time from our studio in Leeds from summer 2023.


Key dates:

  • December 18th 2022 - Application deadline

  • January 15th 2023 - Coding test submission deadline

  • February 2023 - Interview period

  • July/August 2023 - Internship commences for 12 months


Have you made it this far?

If you’re still reading, we think there’s a strong chance you might be our kind of person.


Here’s the thing, though — research suggests that 60% of women and underrepresented folks might have already talked themselves out of applying. Even if you don’t check every box above, we want to encourage you to introduce yourself. 


We believe a diversity of perspectives and experiences makes a team stronger — and the stronger our team, the closer we are to developing the best VR games possible.