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Tools Programmer Intern

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

Tools Programmer Intern

Epic Games is on the lookout for dynamic interns to join our dev teams in 2024. Whether you work on Fortnite, Unreal Engine, or any of our other games, products, and services, you'll join a team that's pushing the limits of interactive entertainment.

Our Interns are given challenging projects throughout the work term and are provided with a meaningful experience with high expectations for performance. If you want to build something Epic, this is the opportunity for you!


What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of engineering experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

Epic Games' Unreal Engine Tools Team is looking for smart, creative Programmer Interns. Our interns are given challenging projects over the work term, and are provided with a meaningful experience with high expectations for performance. If you want to build something Epic, this is the opportunity for you!

This team is responsible for developing amazing new features in multiple areas of Unreal Engine. For Open World tools, we are improving support for large worlds by reducing the amount of work needed to set things up and let artists focus on adding content. For Virtual Production, we are developing tools used to create movies, TV shows, and live events. For Enterprise, we are improving our data import, conversion and optimizations frameworks for visualization of huge architecture, manufacturing & automotive models. You will work directly with the brightest technical minds in the business as we build the premier game engine for a multitude of platforms.

This particular role is within the UE Modeling Tools team, which is responsible for a wide variety of artist tools to create and modify individual assets as well as entire game levels.

In this role, you will

  • Work closely with the team to create and implement new features.
  • Work with the artists and designers on building content creation tools.
  • Improving existing features in the Unreal Editor.
  • Investigating and fixing bugs to improve the overall editor experience.

What we're looking for

  • Strong C++ knowledge.
  • Strong background in math and logic.
  • Knowledge of mesh-based geometry.
  • Game engine fundamentals and UE5 experience are a plus.
  • We would like to see samples of your technical work online (GitHub, personal site, etc.)
  • All candidates must be eligible to work 40 hours per week and have the ability to work in a remote environment as needed.

This internship has a flexible start date in 2024. Recruitment will be ongoing until teams find an ideal match. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the posting location for the duration of the internship. For more information about Epic’s Early Career Program, visit

This is going to be Epic!


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.