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User Research Intern

Company: 2K
Location: Novato
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K's portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solvers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier's Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on crafting an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this dedication. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

What We Need

We're looking for a User Research Intern to join our team for the 2022 summer. The User Research group employs an array of methodologies to give developers the feedback and tools they need to make better games. This Internship will provide experience into how facilitate studies, work with research partners, and run a play-testing lab.

What You Will Do
Support the execution of research studies and user tests for a variety of titles
Support and maintain the 2K Gamelab research space in Novato.
Get experience conducting the full lifespan of a user research study, from discussion with stakeholders, script and survey creation, technical setup, recruiting, facilitating the study, and analyzing the results.
Get familiarized with the process of working with external research vendors to get familiar with the variety of ways research can be supported

Who We Think Will Be a Great Fit
You are enrolled in either a college or university at the time of the internship
Relevant coursework in Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Statistics, Human Factors, Anthropology, or similar.
Written and oral communication skills
A passion for video games and a familiarity with 2K titles

Keywords: 2K, Novato , User Research Intern, Other , Novato, California

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