What are LAIKA’S internship qualifications?
Students must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a college or a university.
Are LAIKA internships paid?
Yes, LAIKA only offers paid internships. We do not offer internships for college credit.
Will LAIKA cover housing for interns?
LAIKA offers some assistance with housing (fairly minimal); full details shared upon hire.
What should I showcase in my portfolio?
For guidance on what to showcase in your portfolio, please seek direction from your career advisor and/or career center at your current school.
What is the duration of the internship?
Students must be available for eight consecutive weeks; most internships last twelve weeks.
Will I need a portfolio to apply for an internship?
Yes. To apply for an internship position on the LAIKA career page, please click on the link. You will be instructed on how to apply. Allowable resume formats include: PDF (.pdf), MS Word (.doc), Plain Text (.txt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and/or HTML (.htm/.html). Any additional details you may need regarding the submission of reels and/or portfolios will be provided. For PDF files, please be sure the PDF is text-based vs. character-based in order to ensure your resume is uploaded to your profile.
What types of interns does LAIKA hire?
Departments that typically hire interns are:
- Puppets (Costume, Sculpture, Armature, Puppet Painting)
- VFX (CG Modelers, Texture Artists, Compositors, Roto/Paint)
- Art Department (Scenic Design, Sets & Props, Character Design, Story Design, Illustrators)
Do you offer both winter and summer internships?
LAIKA hires interns year round, with the highest volume hired in the summer. Keep your eye on the website for internship postings.
How long are the internship positions posted for?
The timeline for filling our internships is completely dependent on the quality of applicants applying and the amount of competition for each position. Thus, intern positions are open until filled, unless a deadline for applying appears on the posting.
Do you accept international internship applications?
Unfortunately we do not offer international internship opportunities. We are at the beginning stages of developing our internship program and have not yet established the formal parameters that are necessary when providing academic credit to our participants or the structured training process that is required in legally obtaining a J-1 visa.
We encourage international candidates interested in employment opportunities at LAIKA to familiarize themselves with the qualifications required for the various visas (O-1, TN, H-1B, etc.) and to investigate whether or not you meet those legal requirements. For more information regarding work visas, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis.