The internship is designed not only for you to do great work with the opportunity to learn and grow, but also to experience our culture full of diverse community connection, executive engagement, and memorable events.
You don’t need to be a professional gamer to land a job within esports, but what other options are available? How can someone open doors and earn a living in the industry? We outline the options.
Esports is a growing area that offers several viable career options to people, though it may not yet be common knowledge to everyone.
There is still a misconception held by some that playing video games is a waste of time and not constructive or valuable to a person’s development or career. But esports actually presents job seekers with genuine opportunities.
Esports is generating billions of dollar every year, and there are more companies getting involved in this space than ever before. This means there are more jobs becoming available, both for newcomers and those already experienced within the industry.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
Wanting to change the world is normal, natural even, but growing up means realizing you must change yourself before you can change others. You’ll get a lot more satisfaction by making yourself who you want to be rather than nagging and waiting for other people to improve.
Taking pride in what you’ve accomplished is good, but knowing that you can always improve is what will make the difference.
A good internship will give you hands-on experience with the company/industry. You might be able to try writing a press release or two on your own, or maybe to organize large press kits. You might even be entrusted with making an attempt at a media pitch call. These are all tasks you would have never had the opportunity to do in your dorm or inside the classroom.
There are many different roles within eSports – some more hands-on than others – and more non-endemic companies are opening eSports divisions or adding roles that work within the space.
- Professional player
- Journalist/content creator
- PR/Marketing executive
- Product manager
- Sales/partnerships manager
- Organisation owner/manager
- Community/social media manager
- Broadcast/production crew
- Event manager
- Other roles (statistician, lawyer, finance, support etc)
- Other gaming careers (developers, publishers, distribution etc)
What You Can Gain From an Internship
You’ll probably go into your internship knowing nothing about eSports and leave feeling like you know everything. An internship can give you a well-rounded hands-on education that you wouldn’t receive otherwise. Maybe you don’t think too much about the future when you’re in college. After serving an internship, you should be much more focused and motivated, as though someone gave you a crystal ball so you’re now able to look directly into your future. An internship can show you what your life could be like after college, and that can be pretty inspiring.
Eligibility to get Paid Internship
To be considered for an internship, you need to be enrolled full-time as a student majoring in an applicable field and should be returning to university/college for at least a term, semester or quarter following your internship period.
- Student must be a winner under Top 50 in International Student Rockstar League
- Student must purse his/her Under Graduate course in SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai Campus
Note: Students will get an opportunity to select internships from multiple companies including Playtonia eSports
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