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Audio Research Intern

Epic Games

Epic Games

Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 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.

Audio Research 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

As an Audio Research Intern on the Unreal Engine (UE) Audio Team you’ll be joining a team of audio programming experts working at the forefront of interactive real-time audio. The team is responsible for the suite of audio tools inside UE5, and are uniquely positioned to get novel audio tools into the hands of artists and sound designers. Unlike many traditional audio technology companies, audio tech introduced into the Unreal Engine can be utilized almost immediately by our first party games such as Fortnite or by external licensees.

In this role, you will

  • This position focuses on applied research in the field of real-time interactive audio and music in games and virtual spaces.
  • Interns will work with the members of the UE Audio team to develop a research project which is applicable to the intern’s interests and the interests of the UE Audio team.
  • The UE Audio team will advise continuously throughout the internship and the intern will present their work internally at Epic at the end of the internship with the goal of having a working prototype.

What we're looking for

  • Experience with C++ or Python
  • Experience with audio digital signal processing
  • Experience with real-time interactive audio
  • Ability to perform self directed research
  • Existing Audio Research
  • Experience with UE5
  • Experience in a domain-specific language or environment for audio

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.

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