Game Development Leadership
Resilience, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the mental health of students, as well as reducing mass shootings, suicide, and depression. Resilience, Inc also works to combat declining test scores, low student engagement, and a slew of other social issues.
Our organization focuses on offering Social Emotional Learning tools to enable K-12 schools to teach emotional intelligence through five core topics; self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, relationship management, goal setting, and effective decision-making. Resilience, Inc. also provides tools for acquiring and maintaining inspiration, hope, and overall well-being.
Our mission is to teach SEL at every school in the country. It is a tough challenge, but we know “No Challenge, No Change.” If you are also concerned about children’s mental health and social being, join us! Become a member of Resilience, Inc, and help change the way schools approach mental health.
Resilience offers unpaid internship programs that require at least a 4 month commitment with a minimum of 5 hours per week. There are flexible start and end dates with the option to continue after meeting the minimum requirement
Although this is an unpaid internship, there is the opportunity to earn school credit. Some educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution to be sure they meet any requirements before they accept a position.
The Game Development Leadership is a vital role within our nonprofit organization, offering the unique opportunity to lead and support game development projects that align with our mission. This internship provides hands-on experience in game development leadership, project coordination, and creative problem-solving while contributing to a meaningful cause.
Responsibilities and Activities:
- Project Leadership: Lead and oversee game development projects from concept to completion, ensuring they align with the organization's mission and goals.
- Team Management: Recruit, manage, and coordinate a team of game developers, designers, artists, and other contributors, providing guidance, setting objectives, and facilitating effective collaboration.
- Project Planning and Strategy: Collaborate with the game development team to plan and design game projects, establishing clear objectives, timelines, and resource requirements.
- Content and Design Oversight: Review and provide constructive feedback on game content, including storylines, gameplay mechanics, art assets, and design elements.
- Quality Assurance: Oversee quality assurance testing, identifying and addressing issues, bugs, or gameplay problems to ensure a polished final product.
- Educational Integration: If applicable, work on educational game projects and ensure the seamless integration of learning objectives and educational content into the gameplay.
- Documentation: Maintain comprehensive project documentation, including project plans, status reports, and development notes.
- Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other teams within the organization to align game projects with broader organizational initiatives, such as marketing, fundraising, and education.
- Testing and Feedback: Act as a user tester, providing valuable feedback and suggestions for gameplay improvements.
- A strong passion for game development and a genuine interest in the nonprofit organization's mission.
- Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
- Excellent communication and team management abilities.
- Familiarity with game development tools and software (e.g., Unity, Unreal Engine) is a plus.
- Basic knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum) is beneficial but not required.
- Pursuing or recently completed a degree in game development, computer science, project management, or a related field (preferred but not required).
Note: This internship offers a unique chance to be part of a meaningful project that positively impacts the lives of refugees. While the position is unpaid, it provides valuable experience in project management, social impact initiatives, and collaboration with diverse teams. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a noble cause and enhance your skills in a real-world setting.