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Pinch VR Innovation Internships

Canada’s Leading Virtual Reality Design & Development Internship Program

 
 
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What is the VR Innovation Lab?

The Pinch VR Innovation Lab is a 4 month paid Internship Program in partnership with leading post-secondary institutions and government sponsors for undergraduate and graduate students exploring a career in Virtual Reality.

 

Available Spots

Total of up to 6 Spots Per Cohort
2 Interactive VR Designer Spots Per Cohort
4 Unity3D VR Developer Spots Per Cohort

Timelines

Program Duration  4 months
Application Deadline  April 10th 2017
Candidates Shortlisted  April 14th 2017
Interns Selected  Monday May 8th 2017
Commencement  Monday May 29th 2017
Demo Day  Friday September 1st 2017

Who it's for

  • Interaction Design Students
  • Graphic Design Students
  • Game Design Students
  • Unity3D Development Students
  • Game Development Students
  • Computer Engineering Students
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Build on top of the most accessible VR technology

Pinch's ubiquitous interactive VR platform for Android & iOS enables universal access.

 
 
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“My experience with PinchVR provided invaluable experience and insight into the Virtual Reality industry. Working on PinchVR’s unique design challenges was incredibly rewarding.”

"Working at Pinch VR was an absolute pleasure and a great learning experience. Every day was a new opportunity to create something fun and innovative that pushed the boundaries of VR."

"For me, the best of Pinch was the team culture fostered there. Everyone in the team is really talented and supportive, which really motivates you to do better every day."

Davis Wu

3rd Year Computer Engineering
University of Toronto

Parth Soni

4th Year Digital Futures
OCAD University

Danning Lu

Master of Digital Media
Ryerson University

 

Eligibility & Requirements

To be eligible for the Pinch VR Innovation Lab students must be Canadian citizens under 30 years of age enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary digital media, design, or engineering program. Below are minimum skillset requirements for consideration:

 

Interactive VR Designer

  • Minimum 3 years experience with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Strong User Interface Design & User Experience skills
  • Strong conceptual illustration and storyboarding fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of typographic and proportions
  • Ability to problem solve quickly within defined restrictions
  • Provide online portfolio of diverse solutions & projects
  • Standout Candidates have motion graphics experience
  • Standout Candidates have previous VR UX/UI experience

Unity3D VR Developer

  • Minimum 2 years experience with Unity3D
  • Must have Google Cardboard or Google VR SDK experience
  • Proficient in Unity3D environment workflow Unity3D’s UI system
  • Efficient problem solver given tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of Unity3D components, how prefabs work, basic project setup and understanding of publishing settings for optimization
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Demonstrate understanding of Unity's basic scripting API and functions such as event systems, Raycasts, primitive colliders etc.
  • Demonstrate understanding of mobile VR optimization for iOS and Android ie. poly optimization, lightmap baking, UI handling, reducing draw calls when needed etc.
  • Standout Candidates have knowledge of Unity Networking (ie. Photon Networking, UNET etc.
  • Standout Candidates have experience deploying mobile VR to App/Play Stores

For more information please contact info@pinchvr.ca    or    download program logo here