Unannounced Project - Character Rigging Intern

Hi-Rez Studios
Alpharetta, GA, USA
Job type: Other

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Job Description

Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Character Rigging Intern applicants for our Summer Internship Program for our Unannounced Project in Alpharetta, Georgia! 

This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The deadline to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2019.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2019, with the Intern work program starting mid May, 2019, ending mid-August, 2019 (actual dates to be determined).

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE; Paladins; Realm Royale; Tribes: Ascend; and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

What our Character Rigging Interns do:

  • Work alongside members of Hi-Rez’s Rigging team, while gaining a working knowledge of asset creation and the rigging processes.
  • Shadow and partner with experienced riggers in a collaborative, creative environment.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining character rigs using Maya.
  • Develop scripting tools to benefits various departments of the pipeline.
  • Accept feedback from Rigging Director and other art resources.
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.

Skills & Requirements

What we are looking for: 

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
    • Must be currently enrolled in (documented as a "Junior" or higher grade level) - or recently graduated  of - an accredited college, university, or school of art.
    • Currently carrying or graduated with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher (and provide documentation). 
    • At least one professional Letter of Reference from a manager, supervisor, professor or instructor; outlining how they know you, and why you should be considered for this position.
    • Current resume.
    • Cover letter.
    • Portfolio and/or Website displaying applicable work (rigging, tool development or general 3D art).
    • Authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Good communication skills, and a team player.

Even Better Candidates:


    • Experience or exposure using Maya.
    • Experience with bipedal, quadruped, or robotic / mechanical characters.
    • Experience within Unreal 4 is a plus.
    • Background or experience in Gaming.

How to Apply

About the Company

“Free To Play.” It’s like a four-letter word to gamers – and for good reason. Who wants to get nickle-and-dimed? Who wants to play a game where the “better player” is the one with the bigger pocketbook?

At Hi-Rez Studios, we know there’s a better way. We make Free to Play games that our fans Want to Play. More important, we make Free to Play games that we want to play.


It’s a crazy idea, when you think about it. Giving away games that we spend millions of dollars developing, with the hope that people like them enough to buy costumes. But when you love your games like we do, players can feel it. And they start to love our games too.

We’re proud of the fanbases that have formed around our games. We believe that great games come from great communities – and ours are some of the best.