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About Zynga Internship Program

Do you want to define what PLAY means on the web? We’re currently searching for Intern and Co-op Software Engineers for our locations throughout North America who can bring Zynga’s games to the forefront of the industry. Whether it’s in our Web and Mobile Games Division, or in our Platform and Systems Division, Zynga's software engineers don't just develop some of the world's largest games, they deliver some of the world's largest infrastructures. Our software engineers are blazing trails in all facets of game design, web technologies, and massive scalability.

Like other companies facing explosive growth, Zynga faces a number of challenges—but many are unique to our situation: the large data requirements of online gaming require us to continually push boundaries to discover the best solutions. Zynga software engineers are willing to pick up any of the languages, technologies, or methodologies necessary to smite a challenge—and if a conventional solution doesn't exist, they innovate as necessary. Our software engineers are comfortable moving between front end, back end, and architecture roles.

The Perks of Being an Intern at Zynga:
• We want to provide you with work which is virtually indistinguishable from that of a full-time employee. We want you to be challenged and to get the full experience of what it’s like to work at Zynga!
• Yes, our internships are paid!
• Delicious food! Yes, our interns partake in our delicious (and free!) gourmet meals every day – all lunches and dinners are provided Monday through Friday! And delicious snacks all day every day!
• Personal health and wellness: Onsite massages, haircuts, and reflexology are offered at certain locations. We also provide free gym memberships at certain locations.

About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 305 million monthly active users playing its games, which include FarmVille, Words With Friends, Matching With Friends, Scramble With Friends, The Ville, Bubble Safari, Ruby Blast, Draw Something, Zynga Slingo, CastleVille, CityVille, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Poker, Zynga Bingo, Zynga Slots, Empires & Allies, The Pioneer Trail, and Mafia Wars. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook,, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Through, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, California


If you are currently in school, and are within 2 years of graduating with either a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply for one of our Software Engineer/Developer internships or co-ops at Zynga.

Required Skills:
• BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent)
• A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
• Extensive programming experience in one or more of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, JavaScript/AJAX, Mobile Software Development (iOS, Android)
• Strong object-oriented skills preferred
• Knowledge of the software development lifecycle
• Exposure to game design and development experience (academic, employment, or personal)
• Experience with version control systems such as Subversion or CVS is a plus!
• Facebook, Google+, iOS, or Android development experience is a plus!
• Excellent teamwork skills and ability to assist other team members in problem-solving
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimal oversight
• Ability to be highly flexible to quickly changing business needs and new technologies

Zynga Internship Program

Brian Schneider
Zynga Inc.
699 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students, Business School Students


Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Dallas, TX
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA