Project Analyst Intern - IT
Location:
Irvine , California
Posted:
September 30, 2016
Reference:
16000W5
Greetings, students! We're geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in summer 2017. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you're applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

Quest Objectives
The primary function of a project analyst intern is to play a supporting role in the IT PMO. You will be assigned less complex project specific tasks directly in support of larger program areas. A project analyst intern is accountable for managing the routine project management functions allowing the program manager to focus on more complex tasks.

Intern Guild Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the summer 2017 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 - 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 22, 2017 - August 11, 2017 or June 12, 2017 - September 1, 2017 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

Level Requirements
  • The project analyst intern is in the early development stages of the following skills:
  • Mastery of tools and processes available to successfully run a project
  • Able to identify order of importance and urgency among individual projects, portfolios and other tasks
  • Planning project milestones / tasks, schedules and resources
  • Communicate schedules, updates, status, major decisions, risks and blockers
  • Requirements gathering: Includes appropriate stakeholders to properly collect comprehensive requirements
  • Facilitate or create appropriate project documentation. Define and socialize standards
  • Written communication: Effective, situationally appropriate, clear, high quality. Able to communicate across all levels including stakeholders
  • Verbal communication: Audience appropriate, respectful, inclusive. Able to communicate across all levels
  • Awareness: Understanding of how communication will be received by audience
  • Timeliness: Communicates well in advance to allow proper preparations
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with resources, stakeholders, colleagues and leaders. Accountable for committing to accurately delivering against stakeholder needs
  • Partner engagement: Understands when to engage, who to engage and the appropriate method for the circumstances
  • Personal interaction: Self-aware, able to read both verbal and non-verbal signs and adjust accordingly
  • Influence: Leverage relationships and other soft skills to influence without authority
  • Produce effective results: Ensure project goals, objectives, milestones and deliverables are achieved on schedule
  • Drive service availability: Drive the post incident process

Recommended Talents
  • Business
  • Technology management
  • Information technology

Quest Items
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We're serious about this - due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.
A little about us:
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer/publisher of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

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