EA turns to former student-athletes for game development with NCAA Football

Electronic Arts, the developer of annual sports franchises like Madden NFL and NCAA Football, have announced the return of their annual fellowship program with NCAA Football. The program, which debuted last year, provides former football student-athletes an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the games industry as well as the business of sports.

“We are excited to continue the fellowship program with NCAA Football again this year,” said EA Sports' GM of Football Cam Weber. “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 program will offer two post-graduate, former football student-athletes a chance to work on the newest edition of EA's NCAA Football — not this year's installment, but next years (which would technically be NCAA Football 14). The sixteen-week full-time, paid internship begins in January 2013 and is based out of the EA Tiburon studio in Orlando, Florida.

“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 NCAA Football chairman Karl Benson.

Interested applicants can apply now by contacting Shawnna Adamson, EA SPORTS University Relations Manager. It's nice to see EA turning towards former-players who actually have experience on the football field. You can already see the difference these interns have made with this year's NCAA 13.