Category Archives: Location: West Coast

Screen Novelties – Internship Stop Motion

Screen Novelties was formed in 2003 by Mark Caballero, Seamus Walsh, and Christopher Finnegan with the goal of bringing the whimsy and dynamism of classic cartoons into the realm of stop motion animation. We have a studio in Los Angeles full of fabric, feathers, foam, and glitter. Screen Novelties is also home to a talented circle of freelance animators, sculptors, designers, photographers, and digital artists.

Past and current clients include Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney, Nike, Hallmark, FOX, and Paramount.

http://screen-novelties.com/

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Thanks for taking an interest in Screen Novelties! We occasionally have job openings and internships. Frequent needs include Stop-motion Animators, After Effects Artists, and Puppet and Set Fabricators. If you would like to apply please email the following to:

jobs@screen-novelties.com

  • Brief introduction describing your interests and goals. What are your influences? Why are you drawn to our studio?
  • Resume/CV detailing education, work experience, and specific skills.
  • Work Samples such as: demo reel; short films; works in progress; sketches and illustrations; photos of dimensional work. In the case of collaborative work, please describe your contribution. Your submissions don’t have to be slick or polished—rough work is OK.

Digital files and web links are preferred to hard copies.

We try to respond to everyone, but don’t always have time. If you wish to follow-up on a submission, email is preferred to phone calls. Because our needs change from month to month, applicants are invited to periodically submit updated resumes and materials.

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Brand New School (BNS) – Internship in LA and NYC

bns. is the award-winning design and animation division of Brand New School. Our talents span the creative spectrum from design, motion graphics, and visual identity design to CG animation and visual effects.

We believe in the power of design and visual thinking fused with a highly collaborative creative process. Our staff is an ambitious group of creative directors, designers, animators, art directors, and visual effects artists; passionate about creating new visual languages and solving complex problems.

Brand New School is a creative community devoted to creating new forms of visual communication. Our company has produced award-winning commercials, integrated digital campaigns, interactive installations, web and mobile applications, games, art installations, brand identities and print communications.

Brand New School consists of three interconnected divisions; bns.(design & animation), bns.labs (interactive media), and bns.films (film/content production). This multidisciplinary alchemy enables us to create thoughtful solutions for clients across platforms and without boundaries.

Our process prizes collaboration, research, experimentation, failure, discovery, and laughter. We’ve been practicing these principles from our studios in New York and Los Angeles since 2000.

 

 

 

http://brandnewschool.com/About/Admissions

We are always looking for tomorrow’s brightest minds in all shapes, sizes and stages of development. If you think you have something to contribute and aren’t afraid of failure, please email us at info@brandnewschool.com.

Internships

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BUCK Internship

3D INTERNS (BUCK LA & NY)

 

BUCK is seeking 3D interns. This is an excellent opportunity for 3D students to experience first hand the commercial production process.

Candidates should have experience in the core areas of 3D production including modeling, texturing, lighting/materials, as well as a basic understanding of the compositing process theory.

Qualifications and responsibilities include:

  • Experience and working knowledge of Autodesk Maya.
  • More favorable candidates will have a strength in at least one of the following areas: hard surface/organic modeling, sculpting, Vray, node based compositing, MEL/Python, rigging, pre-vis, or FX. Animation is a plus but not mandatory. We do not have a 3D character animation intern position at this time.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills, and good attitude in a collaborative studio.
  • Interns work closely with the CG Supervisor and CG lead to hone their 3D talents in a production environment.

Please send resume, including a list of software you use, and reel link, including breakdown, and/or PDF portfolio attachments to us. Please include “3D Intern” in the subject line of your email. International inquiries are welcome. No phone calls please.

Buck is always seeking talented folks.

http://www.buck.tv/careers/3d-interns/

 

DESIGN/MOGRAPH INTERNS

BUCK is seeking Design/Motion Graphics Interns. This is an excellent opportunity for design/animation students to experience first hand the commercial production process.

Candidates should be very strong designers and illustrators and/or 2D/3D motion graphics animators with a great sense of timing.

 

Qualifications and responsibilities include:

  • Design experience using Photoshop and Illustrator. Skill sets employing additional techniques always welcome.
  • Animation experience using After Effects, Maya, and Cinema 4D. Additional skill sets employing alternate programs always welcome.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills, and good attitude in a collaborative studio.
  • Interns work closely with Creative Directors, Associate Creative Directors, and Art Directors to hone their design talents in a production environment.

Please send resume, including a list of software you use, and reel link, including breakdown, and/or PDF portfolio attachments to us. Please include desired position in the subject line of your email. International inquiries are welcome. No phone calls please.

http://www.buck.tv/careers/designmograph-interns/

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TitMouse Internships

http://titmouse.net/contact/

 

Looking for an internship? Please contact intern@titmouse.net

Locations: LA, NYC

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Dreamworks Internships

http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/company/careers/internships

Example positions:

Creative Intern (Summer)

Now accepting resumes for the Summer Program (full-time, paid) starting around 6/2/14.

DreamWorks Animation seeks an Intern for the Creative department in Glendale, CA. Intern will be exposed to the inner workings of the Creative group within themarketing business development organization. Intern will learn the responsibilities of a Character Artist within a studio environment and see how character art is used to anchor retail programs and key product categories. Intern will gain insight into the world of storytelling through compelling product development. Intern will gain exposure to design projects, including a variety of commercial requirements such as style guides, retail presentations, publishing book cover designs and overallproduct development.

Qualifications

Must be a Junior or Senior BA/BS or Masters candidate currently enrolled in a four-year college or university. Candidates should have a combination of traditional fine art and technical art skills. Must be proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop andCS 6 suite for Mac. A working knowledge of Maya is a plus. The ability interpret various artistic styles is essential. Must have a professional manner and exceptional communication skills. Must be detailed oriented with strong organizational skills and have the ability to multitask, take direction and hit deadlines. We are not able to sponsor international students in Overhead departments.

Post Production Intern (SM)

Now accepting resumes for the Summer Program (full-time, paid) starting around 6/2/14.

DreamWorks Animation seeks an Intern for the Post Production department in Glendale, CA. Intern will gain an overview of how a film and a DVD project moves through a studio digital post pipeline, including exposure to marketing & production requests for assets during the finishing of a film. Intern will gain knowledge of various digital post production duplication processes in a studio dubroom. Intern will learn how a studio partners with other movie studios and other post facilities in order to prepare a film and/or DVD for release. Intern will develop the organizational & communication skills necessary for a frenetic production environment and specifically for an entry-level Production Assistant position within the studio.

Qualifications

Must be a Junior or Senior BA/BS candidate currently enrolled in a four-year college/university. Film/Cinema, Communications, Media Studies or related majors preferred. Candidates should be well organized, highly self-motivated individuals who function well in fast-paced, frenetic production based environments. Those applying must be confident and proactive with excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) and feel comfortable interacting with employees at all levels of the organization. Knowledge of office management software (Excel, Word, Gmail, etc.) is necessary. We are not able to sponsor international students in Overhead departments.

Artistic Developmt Intern (SM)

Now accepting resumes for the Summer Program (full-time, paid) starting around 6/2/14.

DreamWorks Animation seeks an Intern for the Artistic Development department in Glendale, CA. Intern will learn how a studio research library is maintained andobserve various research projects. Intern will gain exposure to the archiving process for original artwork. Intern may also learn how to coordinate and develop various Artistic Development and Outreach events. Intern will gain knowledge of both the Story and Visual development process as well as the expectations of an entry level position in a production environment.

Qualifications

Must be a Junior or Senior BA/BS candidate currently enrolled in a four-year college/university. Art, Animation, and/or Communications majors strongly preferred. Candidates should be well organized, highly self-motivated individuals who function well in fast-paced, frenetic production based environments. Those applying must be confident and proactive with excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) and feel comfortable interacting with employees at all levels of the organization. Must have knowledge of graphic design software, especially experience with Adobe PhotoShop and Premiere. Knowledge of office management software is necessary, including Excel, Word, Gmail, and FileMaker Pro. We are not able to sponsor international student in Overhead departments.

Production Intern (Summer)

Now accepting resumes for the Summer Program (full-time, paid) starting around 6/2/14.

DreamWorks Animation seeks Production Interns for the studio in Glendale, CA. Interns will be assigned to a department on an animated feature film and gain insight into production office staff responsibilities. Specific exposure will depend on department, but can range from front-end development/story to back-end lighting and effects.

Qualifications

Must be a Junior or Senior BA/BS candidate currently enrolled in a four-year college/university. Film/Cinema, Communications, Media Studies or related majors preferred. Candidates should be well organized, highly self-motivated individuals who function well in fast-paced, frenetic production based environments. Those applying must be confident and proactive with excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) and feel comfortable interacting with employees at all levels of the organization. Knowledge of office management software (Excel, Word, Gmail, etc.) is necessary. We are not able to sponsor international students in production internships.

Training Intern (Summer)

Now accepting resumes for the Summer Program (full-time, paid) starting around 6/2/14.

DreamWorks Animation seeks an Intern for the Digital Training department in Redwood City, CA. Intern will learn about the digital training process for various production artists (Animator, Effects Artist, Surfacer, Matte Painter, etc.) at an animation studio, including gaining an operational knowledge of training lab equipment. Intern will have opportunity to attend training classes to learn about the animation pipeline and the software used to create our movies. Intern will have opportunity to meet with artists from departments of interest to learn about the day to day process for those departments.

Qualifications

Must be a Junior or Senior BA/BS candidate currently enrolled in a four-year college or university. Must be interested in CG animated feature film production and have experience in 2D/3D digital media. Must be proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook, & Photoshop in a Windows environment. Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent written skills. We are not able to sponsor international students in Overhead departments.

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EA Sports

https://careers.ea.com/students/intern_and_co-op/

What better way to get into the game industry than by working as an EA intern or co-op? EA offers paid internships or co-op positions (pay ranges vary depending on location, experience and skills), so you can actually get paid for working on games. We will also include your name in the game credits – how cool is that? Better yet, an EA internship or co-op just might lead to a career with EA after your graduation.

An EA internship/co-op is a great way to get real-world experience in the games industry. You get hands-on experience working on actual projects, and the team you’re working with benefits from your fresh perspective. We are confident that once you’ve sampled life at EA you’ll want to come back after graduation.

EA Internships cover a host of roles, some of which include:

Software Engineers – Interns are responsible for creating C, C++, C#, or Assembly code and/or Java code as part of the game development for a game’s features or tools. Potential interns typically pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering with a strong mathematical background. Candidates should have solid programming experience in various languages. Other desired skills include bit-mapped graphics, 3D graphics, artificial intelligence, and physics. Game development experience is helpful but not required. Candidates should also have strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.

Computer Graphic Artists – Interns are responsible for creating images using 3D modeling, texturing, background design, and animation, while mastering development tools including Maya™, 3ds max™, SOFTIMAGE®|XSI™, Photoshop®, and/or DeBabelizer®. Potential interns must be pursuing a degree in an art-related field. Basic art training is essential, 2D animation and basic 3D skills are a plus. Candidates will need to submit a portfolio/demo reel and/or URL that demonstrates expertise in taking projects from concept to completion. Any experience in electronic game/multimedia or film/video production or 32-bit media creation skills is a plus.

Technical Artists – Reporting to the Art Director on a game team, the Technical Artist is expected to be the bridge between Artists and Engineers. Individuals in this role are pro-active problem solvers who demonstrate a strong sense of creativity and respect for aesthetics. Candidates can be from an art, design, mathematics, engineering, or science background. However, they must be comfortable working with both art and science. Working with Programming/Technical staff, the Technical Artist ensures that CG assets are easily integrated into the game engine without sacrificing artistic integrity.

Production and Game Design – Interns help to lead and drive the design and gameplay development by partnering with the Development Director and team to ensure on-time, high-quality delivery of various features. Interns need excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to handle multiple projects under a demanding schedule. Knowledge of the videogame industry is a plus. Candidates should also have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

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Cosmic Toast Studios

http://cosmictoaststudios.com/

Cosmic Toast Studios (“CTS”), located in Burbank, California, is a full-service animation and production studio skilled in all aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production. CTS houses a fully equipped facility and staff all under one roof so that every step of the production process can be completed within the studio, including animation (both 2D and CGI), writing, storyboarding, animatics, shooting (CTS has its own green screen facility), editing, sound design, music scoring, and song and voiceover recording.

THE STUDIO

425 North Moss Street
Burbank, CA 91502

T. 818.845.6555
F. 818.878.8547
E. info@cosmictoaststudios.com

LOOKING FOR A JOB OR INTERNSHIP? Email them if interested.

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Lift Animation Internships

An up and coming stop motion studio in LA

Here’s their demo reel:

All internships are unpaid. Please email liftanimation@gmail.com with Lift Internship in the subject line. Please include your resume, reel/portfolio and specialty interested in.

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Treyarch Internship

http://www.internmatch.com/internships/treyarch--2/animation-intern?i=1&location=145906&s=10.551493
http://www.treyarch.com/

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Activision Blizzard and its affiliated companies is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. 
Animation Intern - Treyarch
We are looking for Animation Interns to work on our next exciting project.  As an intern, you will work directly with some of the best artists, designers, and engineers in our industry.  Our interns are expected to demonstrate strong self-initiative and come up to speed quickly. 

Home to some of the industry's best and brightest talent, Treyarch is an industry-leading game developer whose Call of Duty: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day records, and whose previous game Call of Duty®: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time.

What you’ll be doing:    
• Work directly with the department Lead and Senior Animators as well as Designers to identify and execute on the animation needs for the game.
• Create great animation using motion capture data or keyframing.
• Follow group standards and best practices.
• Participate in a multi-discipline development team.
• Collaborate effectively with other disciplines including art, design, and audio.
• Manage day-to-day development issues; identify problems and drive creative solutions to fix them.
• Prepare for and attend motion capture shoots as needed.

The skills/experience you’ll need:
• Currently enrolled in an Animation or related 3D program.
• Knowledge of MotionBuilder a plus.
• Some experience with Motion Capture.
• A positive attitude and ability to work on a multi-discipline team.
• Ability to take direction well.
• A passion for developing high quality games.
• Commitment to fulfill and complete the internship.
• Please provide access to your demo reel.

Job
 Programming
Primary Location
United States-California-Santa Monica
Organization
 Treyarch
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The Mill Internships

The Mill is a visual effects, animation, and design studio, respected for high-end visual effects, award-winning moving image, design and digital projects for the advertising, games and music industries. The Mill is usually well represented at the numerous Advertising and Visual Effects awards ceremonies world-wide each year.

They are able to offer a select few talented individuals a two-month internship programme to gain invaluable experience working in our world-class digital media and visual effects environment prior to the completion of a degree course. The program is available in London, New York and Los Angeles on presentation of a valid work permit or visa.

For a place in the program you must be entering your final year of study at college or university in one of the following fields:

  • 3D & Animation
  • Compositing, Roto-scoping, Matte Painting, etc.
  • Digital Interactive
  • Design and Illustration
  • Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry

Their internships run throughout the year, and encompass Design, Digital Interactive, Animation, 2D, 3D, Colour Grading and Production. If successful, you will be assigned a mentor who will provide support, guidance and training and you will be given the opportunity to work on fast-paced, creatively challenging projects across all media.

Please apply via email to: internship@themill.com with a CV and covering letter outlining the area in which you are most interested and why you have chosen The Mill. If applicable, include your current show reel and shot breakdown.

Due to the volume of applications the Mill receives, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

http://www.themill.com/careers/working-at-the-mill.aspx

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Pixar Internships

Interested in internships at Pixar?

There are quite a few available for Animation, Art, Post-Production, Story, etc.Also be sure to look into PUP (Pixar Undergraduate Program).

Everything is right here in the link:

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=PIXAR&cws=6

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Laika Internships

https://laika.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.welcome&category_id=85004&company_id=15887&version=2&startflag=1&parent=LAIKA%20ENTERTAINMENT%20INTERNSHIPS&levelid1=85004

LAIKA INTERNSHIPS

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)
  • Animation
  • Editorial

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.

If you’ve read all the FAQs and still have a question, please contact:

recruiting@laika.com

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Disney Internships

Interested in a Disney Internship?

**If you are graduating this year, look into the talent development program. If you are a sophomore or junior, look into the Art & Production Summer Internship Program.

Talent Development Program: Graduating Students

The Talent Development Program is available for recent graduates of undergraduate or graduate programs (within three years of graduation date) for a 3- or 6-month paid position at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Talent Development Program offers participants a chance to understand the depth of their new skills, refine and strengthen key areas, apply them in our real world environment, and work under the guidance of a Disney Mentor. Talent Development Program is based in our Burbank, California offices. Talent Development Trainees are assigned to a specific discipline such as:

  • Story
  • Visual Development
  • Modeling
  • Animation
  • Layout
  • Texture Painting
  • Background Painting
  • Effects Animation
  • Lighting & Compositing
  • Technical Director – Character
  • Technical Director – Hair/Cloth
  • Technical Director – Look
  • Technical Director – Effects
  • Technical Director – Pipeline
  • Production Management
  • Post Production

Art & Production Summer Internship Program: Students Returning to School in the Fall

Join us for your summer break! Our eight-week Summer Art & Production Intern Program is designed specifically for students who will be returning to school in the fall. As an intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking. Your internship will also allow you to meet and collaborate with a talented group of students from around the globe and become part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on both individual and group projects. This once-in-a-lifetime undergraduate program will give you an incredible hands-on experience that will expand your creative horizons and benefit you throughout your entire career.

More information at:

http://www.disneyanimation.com/careers/student

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