Job Title – Game Design Internship

Job Location – Dublin, Ireland

Job Type – Six-month full-time internship

Job Salary – Expenses paid


Simteractive are looking for a game design intern to join their team and work on high-quality sim/tycoon games for mobile devices. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring game designer to get games industry experience, to advance their game design skills, to get a credit on a mobile game, to work alongside an experienced team and to join an early-stage game development company.


  • Review and playtest the game at each stage of development and identify design issues
  • Carry out play sessions of the game with users, noting issues that arise and suggesting design solutions
  • Offer creative, practical solutions to design problems that show awareness of game design theory
  • Maintain game design documentation and create additional documentation when needed
  • Assist with adjusting game balance and progression
  • Assist with various aspects of game design e.g. tutorial design, system design, mini-game design
  • Come up with new content ideas e.g. for game characters, game items, quests
  • Perform various design research tasks (e.g. comparative feature analysis with other games, complex testing tasks for play balance, researching current design trends/best practices)
  • Assist with general game development tasks that arise e.g. preparing promotional material, assisting with production planning, assisting with QA etc.


  • Graduate or student in game design or related area with excellent academic record
  • Portfolio demonstrating practical game design and development experience (including student projects, hobby-level game development, game jams etc.)
  • Smart, conscientious individual who is committed and motivated to achieve high standards
  • Eager to gain a wide variety of game development experience and open to feedback
  • Knowledge of game design theory
  • Passion for creating mobile games, particularly sim/tycoon games
  • Awareness of why people other than oneself play games and ability to design with this knowledge in mind
  • Ability to analyse and thoroughly think through design problems, to consider the game as a whole and to come up with creative and practical solutions
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills and ability to deal with large amounts of numerical data in Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of current mobile games market, free-to-play monetisation and social games
  • Experience with a range of software tools and ability to learn quickly e.g. Excel, OmniGraffle, Unity
  • Outstanding communication skills – written, listening and presentation
  • High degree of self-motivation and ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage personal workflow

To Apply:

Please email with a cover letter, CV, details of previous game development experience and when you would be available to start. We will shortlist a number of applicants to complete a game design test.