Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play – it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Location: San Francisco, CA (Hybrid), relocation assistance is provided to eligible interns

Internship Description:

The PS Core Experience group is responsible for creating core, user-facing and backend system software across consoles, mobile, and other initiatives which are critical to the successful future of the PlayStation platform. This includes core functionality on the PS5 console such as the system UI, notifications, feature discovery, and PlayStation’s virtual assistant. We strive to create the most polished experience for our players that allows them to find, interact with, and play the games and content they want.

Working in the HomeUI product team means building experiences that directly impact millions of players and creating the foundation that other teams across the company build their experiences on as well. Our team works closely with internal collaborators and development partners to define and implement the strategic roadmap, and build exemplary product experiences end to end.


  • Support User Experience for core features, products and services for PlayStation, by developing requirements working with stakeholders across the global business
  • Maintain and communicate the roadmap for your features and product
  • Prioritize features based on product strategy and global business objectives
  • Ensure features are backed by important metrics and that success is measured on a regular basis
  • Act as Voice of Customer (VoC) to create the strategic vision for platform features
  • Understand and communicate how your product is used in market, based on customer feedback, research and data, feeding back into future requirements and product roadmap
  • Understand and communicate the competitive landscape as it affects PlayStation
  • Articulate business and consumer rationale to the teams


  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited university
  • Passion for great product experiences and the drive to make them a reality
  • Interest in learning about what drives the gaming industry
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to present ideas to large audiences
  • Be self-motivated and results oriented
  • Available to intern between May-August OR June – September
  • This intern would work 3 days each week from our San Francisco, CA office. Relocation assistance is provided for eligible interns.

Our intern positions offer a fixed hourly pay rate. Please note that the pay rate is exclusive to the internship period and may not reflect what pay may look like following the completion of an internship.

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$40—$45.75 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.


Tagged as: Curiosity, Innovation, Research, System Ui, User Experience

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