AR Engineer Intern


Job Description

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap’s Augmented Reality team invents the immersive (and fun!) camera experiences that are at the core of our products. From developing creative new Lens features for Snapchat, to supporting the continuous growth and evolution of Lens Studio (our platform for an ever-increasing community of AR creators), to designing the cutting-edge computer vision and machine learning technology that makes face transformation Lenses possible — our Augmented Reality team is working hard on their mission to bring AR to more people, places, and moments, every day.

We’re looking for an AR Engineering Intern to join our Augmented Reality team in Santa Monica, CA! As a member of the AR team, you will help build the features and infrastructure that power the world's best augmented reality platform.

What you’ll do:

  • Conceptualize and design new interactive experiences centered around the camera, and/or the tools to build them.
  • Collaborate with Creative and Engineering teams to make the most fun, surprising, and stable products possible

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to program and code interactive experiences
  • Ability to work with digital content creation tools (2D, 3D, etc.)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with high attention to details

Minimum qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree with a graduating date no sooner than December 2023.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience designing and developing highly interactive real-time experiences such as games, AR, VR, etc.
  • Expertise in designing, prototyping, and programming with real-time 3D engines (Lens Studio, Unity, Unreal, OpenFrameworks, Processing, and WebGL/OpenGL, etc.)
  • Knowledge in scripting languages like Javascript / Typescript
  • Fluency with 3D packages like Maya, 3ds Max, Blender, or Cinema4D
  • Standout creative portfolio
  • A passion for creating interactive experiences that are fun, delightful, and allow Snapchatters to communicate and express themselves in new ways


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

Zone A (CA, WA, NYC): The base salary range for this position is $108,000 - $120,000. This internship position is also eligible for a housing allowance.

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week).

If you are not based in the same location(s) listed for this role and are open to relocation, we encourage you to apply to take advantage of our generous relocation policy.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!