Interested in pursuing a career at EA? Our internship program provides great opportunities for students to start and grow their career, while cultivating their passions along the way. Interns at EA come from a variety of background and experience levels, and have a diverse range of stories to tell. Read about Tom’s here.
Title: Communications Intern
School: Coventry University
Field of Study: Media and Communications
Describe yourself and your background.
My name is Tom Woodhouse, I’m a 21-year-old media student and eSports fanatic originally from Leeds in the UK. I study Media and Communications at University- a practical media production course that includes videography, photography and much more. I chose to study it because at the time I was a freelance filmmaker and it really suited me!
Why did you choose an internship at EA?
The obvious first thing about EA that appealed to me was of course, the games. Being a huge gamer for my whole life, it was an opportunity I could not pass up. Given the chance to work on the titles I’d spent years playing was massive! However, when I interviewed for the role I really liked the atmosphere and how the office environment worked, as well as the huge amount of responsibility that was apparent in the intern roles. I had a slightly bumpy road becoming an intern at EA. I had been on eight other internship interviews – EA was my last and one I’m very glad I managed to get!
How do you think this internship will help you on your career path?
This internship will be hugely beneficial for my career path – my dream is to work in eSports PR and I’ve been given a lot of chances this year to get involved with them. From organizing interviews for the Berlin FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Championships Finals to making custom FUT shields for eSports athletes! The amount of different experiences you gain over the year is priceless, and I really feel that I could now work anywhere and succeed!
What did you do at EA?
I primarily supported FIFA on both the Communications and Marketing teams, dealing with events, launches, press, asset inquiries and much more. I worked over all titles though; one of my key projects across the year was managing The Sims 4 UK Facebook page.
What do you think makes EA a unique place to work?
Probably the most unique thing about EA is the relaxed atmosphere around the office. Everyone works incredibly hard but it feels a lot more casual because of the dress code and open-plan office. That’s not to say it doesn’t get crazy sometimes though, especially around launches!
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I taught drums for 3 years and used to be one of the world’s fastest speedrunners of Crash Bandicoot 2 on the PS2!