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teamLab

Submissions open: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Host Organization: teamLab

Website:  https://www.teamlab.art/jp​

Organization Profile: 

teamLab (f. 2001) is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of 600 ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab.

teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.

City: Tokyo, Japan.

Work description:

Our internship program concept is based on “experiencing everyday life at teamLab”. As an Intern, you will be able to share experiences and collaborate with us on a daily basis. Sitting side by side with our members, engage yourself in a new journey of learning and dive into our company’s culture. There are many aspects that are hard to measure during a job interview - in order to break that barrier we have designed this program that could lead you to a new job!

Interview article of the previous intern from Stanford

https://www.wantedly.com/companies/team-lab/post_articles/135966

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Interactive Programmer
  2. UI/UX Designer for apps/website
  3. Catalyst

1. Interactive Programmer

Main work

  • Software developer for interactive installations
  • Design and implement real-time physics simulations and visual effects

Required experience and skills

  • Experience in programming your own projects
  • Unity 3D / UnrealEngine
  • OpenGL / DirectX / WebGL
  • Processing / openFrameworks / Cinder
  • Experienced in architect and development of interactive contents.

Desirable experiences and skills

  • Positive attitude toward understanding Japanese (Hopefully, conversational level)
  • Experience in the project of creating interactive digital arts.

2. UI/UX Designer

Main work

  • Web design, graphic design (including logo design)
  • UI/UX Design, Application Design iOS/Android
  • Digital signage design
  • Graphic design for video and interactive arts.

Required experience and skills

  • HTML / CSS coding
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch

Desirable experiences and skills

  • Positive attitude toward understanding Japanese language
  • Experience in being involved in installation arts that uses architectural technics and mathematics

3. Catalyst

What is Catalyst?

At teamLab, we call the creative producers Catalysts.

Catalyst literally means a substance that causes or accelerates chemical reactions without being affected.

We sort our project teams with professionals from various fields, therefore we need someone to connect and facilitate the communication between team members.

Catalysts lead the teams to perform their full potential, meeting clients needs based on digital technology from different industries. The Catalyst's work field is very wide: exhibitions, space and facade design, event promotion and other digital technology connected work.

In Japan or any other country, teamLab Catalysts manage entire operations, dealing with spatial solution such as planning, proposing, installing and exhibiting projects. Main work

  • Client communication arrangement
  • Planning and Proposal
  • Project Requirements Management
  • Progress and Quality control
  • On spot coordination (worksite management
  • Directing installation art events that use architectural technics and mathematics

Desirable experiences and skills

  • Positive attitude toward understanding Japanese language
  • Experience in being involved in installation arts that uses architectural technics and mathematics
  • Experience in the project of creating interactive digital arts.
  • For Catalyst position, we would like the students to submit either their portfolios or any URL link that proves their experience and talent in the application.

Number of Opening:  TBD

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates:

Work Hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (1 hour for lunch break )

Start/End Dates: 8 weeks. Both dates up to students. Longest duration will be 3 months within June 17 - September 27.

Work Attire: Very casual

Local Language: Japanese 

Not required but desire for positive attitude for Japanese. Conversational level might be required (Depending on a position). There will be more applicable positions for those students who speak conversational Japanese.

Additional information:

Catalyst and UI/UX Designer requires Business level of Japanese and portfolio to be applied, otherwise we cannot go for a selection.

Interactive Programmer need to apply a personal portfolio which includes several works done with either Unity, Touch Designer, Houdini or any other works with shader coding.

For those candidate who did not apply the information above, we cannot select a candidate.

Location: 
Japan
City or Cities: 
Tokyo
Eligibility: 

Undergraduate students in all majors and CEAS MAs are eligible to apply. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status.

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

Time of Year: 
Summer
Open To: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Co-term

Contact

Stanford Global Studies Internship Program