Summer Internships at ESA

Our summer internships take place annually June through August at ESA’s headquarters in downtown Washington, DC, located less than a mile from the U.S. Capitol. Internships are available in most departments, allowing young professionals the chance to gain exposure to all parts of the video game industry.

Each summer, we host a range of fun activities that include:

  • ESRB Lunch & Learn 
  • “Ask the CEO” lunch with Stan Pierre-Louis, President & CEO
  • Nationals Baseball Game with all staff 
  • Resume writing workshop & mock interview

Get a sense of the type of internships offered at ESA.

  • State and Federal Government Affairs Internships
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  • Communications & Public Affairs (CP&A) Internships
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  • Intellectual Property Protection and Security (IPPS)  Internships
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Hear From Our Interns

Learn what several of our summer 2023 interns enjoyed most about their time at ESA.

ESA Internship FAQs

Want to learn more about internships at ESA? These are some of the most common questions we receive.

What will the timing, or the potential start date, of my internship be?

Summer internships commence June-August. All other internships take place during spring and fall as needed by the department. 

What’s the overall interview process?

Top candidates will perform a phone screening with Human Resources followed by an interview with the Hiring Manager. 

Are ESA internships paid?

All internships are paid at a fixed rate. 

Are ESA internships fully remote, hybrid or in-person?

Internships are in-person, Tuesday-Thursday, with a minimum of 15 hours per week.