09:08 AM - September 5, 2012 by Steve_OS
EA Seeks Former Football Student-Athletes to Contribute to Videogame Development
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and NCAA Football today announced the return of their annual fellowship program that debuted last year, which provides former football student-athletes an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the games industry as well as the business of sports.
EA SPORTS and NCAA Football will offer two post-graduate, former football student-athletes an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of the sport to the newest edition of the EA SPORTS™ NCAA® Football videogame through a sixteen-week full-time, paid fellowship, commencing in January 2013. The positions will be based out of the EA Tiburon studio in Orlando, Fla. EA SPORTS will be accepting applications for the fellowship program beginning today.
“We are excited to continue the fellowship program with NCAA Football again this year,” said Cam Weber, GM of Football, EA SPORTS. “The addition of the football student-athletes through last year’s program proved to be successful, as their experience contributed to the depth and authenticity of our games. We look forward to working with the participants who are selected this year.”
The NCAA Football videogame franchise delivers the pride and pageantry of gameday by connecting players to the emotion of the college football experience. From fight songs to school specific traditions, Division I FBS college programs are recreated with unparalleled authenticity. Interns selected for the fellowship will be challenged to translate their college football journey to creating compelling new game experiences for football fans.
“We were very pleased with the success of last year’s fellowship and look forward to again providing former football student-athletes an opportunity to parlay their passion for the game to a unique young professional experience,” added Karl Benson, chair, NCAA Football.
Interested applicants may contact Shawnna Adamson, EA SPORTS University Relations Manager, at [email protected].
EA SPORTS NCAA Football is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, and licensed by The Collegiate Licensing Company, a division of IMG College.