Updated: 12.7.2017

  • Term: Summer 2018 (June – August)
  • All application materials must be submitted by Sunday, March 4th, 2017

Exciting internship and residency opportunities await college students and recent graduates!
Twelve-week and six-month terms offered year-round in:

  • Animation
  • Art
  • Business Operations
  • Editorial
  • Marketing
  • Production Management
  • RenderMan
  • Software Research & Development
  • Story
  • Systems
  • Technical Direction

Direct mentorship and training in a hands-on classroom environment

  • Pixar Undergraduate Program (PUP)
    A ten-week summer course in Technical Direction designed for undergraduates
  • Animation & Story Internships

Up to one-year terms available in Technical Direction and Software Research & Development

  • Eligible for full benefits and relocation assistance
  • Recent graduates from a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD program
  • Terms start in winter or summer, coinciding with school graduation dates


  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, or have graduated within one year from start of internship


  • Work alongside Pixar employees and contribute as members of the team
  • Enjoy employee access to company-wide events and amenities, such as screenings, lectures, fitness facilities, and food
  • Actively participate in Pixar’s social, educational and civic programs
  • Get paid (in addition, housing assistance is offered to non-local interns)

Animation Intern – Summer 2018


Pixar offers an exciting internship program intended to give students valuable “hands-on” experience and exposure to our unique production environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn from working professionals – to experience first hand “the day in the life of a Pixar Animator”.

Through our extensive 12-week, classroom-based animation training course, Animation Interns will work in collaboration with Animation Mentors to do the following:

Using our proprietary animation software, your acting skills, and animation ability, you will be supported and challenged as you work through a set of assignments beginning with the bouncing ball, and ending up with a full body acting shot

Gain knowledge of the production pipeline process

Attend animation dailies


  • Working towards a degree or certificate in classical animation, film, or related field and/or within one year of your graduation date
  • Demo reel (or work in progress) that demonstrates application of the principles of animation to tell a story with meaning through movement
  • Ability to use acting skills, which bring characters to life – as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles
  • An art background, which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form
  • Storytelling skills preferred
  • Computer animation experience helpful but not required
  • Organized and detail oriented, with the ability to work quickly and collaboratively
  • A great attitude and strong work ethic


Working towards a degree or certificate in classical animation, film, or related field, and/or within one year of graduation date

Must be available to work full-time Mon – Fri for 12 weeks between June 2018 – August 2018


  • Apply online with your resume and cover letter; you will receive an email acknowledging the successful receipt of your online application
  • You will not be able to continue without agreeing to the Terms at the end of the online application; by agreeing, you are agreeing to the terms of the Submission Release
  • With this application, please provide a link to your online demo reel in the “Demo Reel” section of the application; you will not be considered for the internship without an online demo reel
  • If your demo reel is password protected please be sure to include the correct password
  • Due to the high volume of submissions, we’re not able to provide feedback
  • Please do not contact us regarding your application status; you will be notified once there is an update to your application(s)
  • We do not accept any submissions at our Security Kiosk and/or by mail

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, March 4, 2018

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