Summer Fellowship Program 2019

SF Bay Area Fellows with Shawn Layden
2017 SF Bay Area Fellows with Shawn Layden, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America and Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios

Girls Make Games is on a mission to increase diversity and inclusivity in the games industry. The program launched in 2014 with a summer camp and has since run workshops in 51 cities worldwide, reaching nearly 5,000 girls.

Along our journey of teaching girls ages 8-18 we’ve met many young adults struggling to break into the games industry. Many wish they had attended GMG when they were younger because of the invaluable exposure and experience the program provides.

This is where the GMG Fellowship Program comes in!

In its 3rd year, the Girls Make Games Fellowship Program provides participants, or "Fellows", an insider’s view of the industry, an opportunity to give back to the community by teaching game dev & mentoring kids, as well as access to unique networking and mentorship opportunities.

GMG Fellows spend 3 weeks running + teaching at GMG summer camps and attend mentorship events hosted by GMG.

The program culminates in a 1-2 day event designed and delivered by partners such as Google Play, PlayStation, and Xbox.

GMG Counselor
Team Invenio working with their Camp Counselor LeSean at Unity HQ in San Francisco
GMG Coordinator
Camp Coordinator Jennifer in action at the Mountain View camp held at Google HQ

Program Details:

  • Program Dates: July 8-29, 2019
  • Locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle/Redmond, Boston, Austin and more! See full list of camp locations here
  • Application deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019. Limited spots, awarded on a rolling basis.

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Roles and Descriptions:

  • Roles: Camp Coordinator, Camp Counselor
  • Responsibilities: See full job descriptions HERE

Program Perks:

  • 2020 Game Developers Conference + Summits Pass. Learn more about GDC: here.
  • Cash Stipend (exact amount TBA based on program sponsorship)
  • Fellows-only networking events at partner companies such as Xbox, Google, and PlayStation. Events include: meeting with company leaders, mentorship opportunities, site guided tours, product demos, networking with employees and training on best-practices when seeking employment in the industry.
  • Housing/travel accommodations (subject to program sponsorship). *Please do not let your geographic location discourage you from applying. We're committed to providing career opportunities to aspiring game devs and educators around the world.

Program Requirements:

  • Applicants must be available for the full duration of the program from July 8-29, 2019
  • Successfully complete GMG’s remote camp training in June 2019
  • Fulfill the role of Camp Coordinator (logistics) or Camp Counselor (teaching) at a 3 week GMG summer camp.

  • Provide a minimum of 1 professional or academic reference
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Program is open to applicants of all genders

A strong candidate will demonstrate 1 or more of the following:

  • Experience in leadership and/or management roles
  • Experience teaching/mentoring kids under 18
  • Game development or technical experience (programming, design, writing, art, music)
  • Community service record
  • Have an interest in education / technology / video games

2019 Application:

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