SIP18 team selected – 4/11/18

Published on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

SIP18 team selected

By Tim Loew, executive director, MassDiGI

Since 2012, applications to our annual Summer Innovation Program (SIP) have grown year over year in terms of quality, quantity, geographic reach, major, and diversity. This year we received applications from a record 305 undergraduate and graduate students representing an astounding 79 colleges and universities from around the world – making it our most competitive year yet.

Choosing only 25 as interns was very challenging. After many long hours of discussion, the committee selected a really talented group. This summer’s SIP18 team will be made up of interns from 17 institutions including Becker College, Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Colby College, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Ireland), Mt. Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, Pratt Institute, RISD, RIT, Swarthmore College, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College and WPI.

SIP18 begins on May 15 and concludes on August 12.  Over those 12 weeks or so, with guidance from staff and industry mentors, SIP18 teams will be responsible for all the work necessary to prepare a game for launch. Simply put, there is no internship program like it in the world.

As in prior years, SIP18 students will receive housing courtesy of Becker College as well as a modest stipend. Most importantly they will all receive the greatest game development experience of their lives. Sure, it may be a lot of work but it’s also a lot of fun – we can’t wait to get started.

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