Summer Fellowship Program 2018

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 44 cities worldwide, reaching over 3,000 girls.

Along our journey of teaching girls ages 8-15, we’ve met many young adults struggling to break into the games industry. Many wish they had attended GMG when they were young because of the invaluable exposure and experience the program provides.

Introducing the GMG Fellowship Program:

The Girls Make Games Fellowship Program provides participants an insider’s view of the industry, an opportunity to teach game development by mentoring kids, and access to unique networking and coaching 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 9-30, 2018
  • Locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Boston, and more! See full list of camp locations here
  • Application deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018. Limited spots, awarded on a rolling basis.

Program Perks:

  • GDC Conference + Summits Pass. Learn more about GDC here.
  • Stipend (exact amount TBA)
  • 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 don't let your geographic location discourage you from applying. We're committed to providing career opportunities to aspiring game devs around the world.

Program Requirements:

  • Applicants must be available for the full duration of the program from July 9-30, 2018
  • Successfully complete GMG’s remote camp training in June 2018
  • Fulfill the role of Camp Coordinator (logistics) or Camp Counselor (teaching) at a GMG 3 week summer camp.

  • Provide a minimum of 1 professional/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 experience (programming, design, writing, art, music)
  • Community service record
  • Have an interest in games and games industry

The 2018 application period has ended