2K Games and Gearbox Software are starting a program called the "Borderlands Cooperative," which enlists student talent from the Academy of Art University in the creation of an animated short set in the Borderlands universe.
Not only will the publisher and developer provide aid in this process, those involved in the project will also be given the opportunity to apply for an internship at 2K. “Any student, regardless of their discipline, can form a team and submit an original storyboard for consideration," the publisher explained.
"A panel of Academy of Art University, 2K and Gearbox judges will select one story to become part of the Borderlands mythos, and the team behind that story will have the opportunity to interview for the internship.” Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.
The animated short is expected to be completed before the end of the year.