Graphics Research Intern



Role description

Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies and is used by a large number of developers to build and power their real-time applications.

The opportunity

You will work as a research intern under the supervision of the Unity Labs team located in Grenoble, France. Your mission is to design and explore a novel GPU-based rendering technique. This year, we offer two possible topics for exploration. The first topic consists in designing a novel virtual texturing method for rendering very large and detailed terrains. The second focuses on optimizing an existing parallel implementation of Catmull-Clark subdivision by leveraging GPU shared memory. Encouraging results may lead to an academic publication and/or international communication, which is the main focus of the Unity Labs Grenoble team (you can access our full list of publications here:

Applications will be reviewed after 15th of October 2021, so we recommend you submit your application by this date at the latest.

What you’ll be doing

  • Read and survey scientific articles
  • Get familiar with GPU hardware and programming
  • Explore and discover new mathematical models
  • Craft and optimize parallel algorithms

What we’re looking for

  • This work is suitable for master-level students as part of their training (a master thesis is expected). Important: we expect a project portfolio with your application
  • GPU Programming (e.g OpenGL, GLSL)
  • Strong background in Mathematics
  • Research experience from studies and/or internships

Life at Unity

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

Unity is at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than five billion times per month in 2020. For more information, please visit

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations or accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Location: Grenoble, France

Date posted: 2022-01-20