Gameplay Programmer Intern

Cary, North Carolina, United States


For many, the word “Epic” is synonymous with grand, glorious, heroic, regal, magnificent or monumental. At Epic Games, we think of “Epic” as the collective effort of smart, talented, passionate people choosing to build the highest quality experiences possible for those who play our games and use our technology. The words “good enough” are not spoken here. That dedication has allowed us to remain an industry leader, take risks, be creative, and carve our own path forward.  

Epic Games is searching now for Interns to join our Summer 2018 Internship program. Epic Programmer Interns are knowledgeable in C++, familiar with a 3D game engine, and have a portfolio of projects or hobby work easily available in your application. In this role, you will work with the talented gameplay and UI engineering teams on Fortnite or Paragon. During this internship you'll work directly with the brightest technical minds in the business on anything from investigating and fixing bugs to working with game designers on performance, hero, and game systems.


  • Strong C++ knowledge

  • Experience coding gameplay features from start to finish

  • Experience with the problems involved in making a client/server-based game

  • Work/code samples from at least one project (indie, academic, hobby project etc.) 

  • Exceptional communication skills and experience working within a team

  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4, bonus for understanding how gameplay blueprints work

  • Well-versed in games with the ability to break down and articulate the design of gameplay mechanics

If you’re a passionate programmer who enjoys problem solving across the stack, then we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and examples of your work, and we’ll be in touch soon.

This is going to be Epic!

This is a paid internship, running June through September 2018, requiring 40 hours per week on-site in Cary, NC. No relocation assistance is provided. Accepting applications until November 2017, or until positions are filled.