dmazz wrote:My mistake. Don't really know what they would want for an engineering intern but the lesser qualifications seem about right. Creativity is nice, but main engineering needs are wrangling with the game engine itself. It's possible they might hire someone familiar with Unity to port the engine to linux. If that's the case some previous experience with porting games would be good.
Since you have no game development experience can't really see why they would hire you. Maybe if you had a private game project that impressed them enough.With unity and a project of this fame they can demand interns with those type of qualifications. And there's always personality, a good idea would be to make a mini resume through video. Or even better show your resume through a Unity engine game.
I have a friend here in canada who had no schooling for programming he was entirely self taught, no job experience, but he had made his own small little game, it was multiplayer, graphics were bad but it had decent pyshics, he got hired by EA in orlando, they got him an apartment, a work visa and flew him down there just after 1 interview, they were extremely impressed with his netcode for multiplayer thats what clinched it, but my point is sometimes it doesnt take a fancy resume or even a diploma from a good school, don't be afraid to apply and practical application of your skills is far more valuable than anything else, so i think your idea of showing them a private project is about the best he could do, at the end of the day its a business like any other and they just want someone who can get the job done properly.