UPDATED: 12.07.2017
iCAD is an innovative academic outreach program initiated by Sony Pictures Imageworks to connect teaching faculty, students, and individuals at the world’s leading computer graphics and animation institutes with industry professionals. Illustrating real-world production issues to help prepare graduates for professional careers and potential employment at Imageworks and the industry at large. The iCAD program builds relationships and nurtures future generations of digital talent through internships, open source training materials, and school visits (real & virtual) by recruiters, managers, and artists.


iCAD Summer Internship 2018

Our internship program is designed to benefit you if you’re striving for a specific artistic goal or to give you more ideas and help orient you if you’re still figuring out what you want to do as an artistic or technical person. Currently we are emphasizing our EIGHT-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM that runs from mid-June through mid-August.

The summer program gives you an opportunity to work with fellow interns while being mentored by seasoned Imageworks’ artists. During your time, you will work together with others and concurrently building your own artistic or technical skills. For the first few weeks of the internship you will go through the same training courses a newly hired artist is put through. We encourage you to keep an open mind to all the possible career choices on the shot pipeline by providing various speakers, events, and opportunities for you to experience.

For more information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.sonypictures.com/imageworks/icad/


  • While this is a paid internship, individuals must provide for their own expenses, including housing and transportation.
  • Interns must be eligible to work in Canada for Sony Pictures Imageworks and we will require you to provide supporting documentation that confirms your eligibility for the duration of the internship. Interns that require a visa and/or work permit to work in Canada are responsible for obtaining them at their own expense. Programs vary by country, please refer to the applicable government website, or work with an immigration advisor to confirm what programs/permits may be available. Please also note that Sony Pictures Imageworks is unable to sponsor Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”) for intern level positions.
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in computer animation, digital arts, computer science or related field.
  • Submission must solely be the work of the applicant.
  • NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE. All inquiries and questions should be directed to: icad-internships@imageworks.com


  • Summer internships are a full-time (40 hours/week) commitment of 8 weeks on-site at Imageworks.
  • These are paid internships.
  • iCAD Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
  • Interns are welcomed into the facility and provided with: access to the facility, given a login, workspace, email account and phone. Interns will be provided with a computer workstation and access to all production tools and software.
  • A real-time, hands-on experience in a professional level in-house training program.
  • An opportunity to interact with Imageworks professionals at all levels and from diverse disciplines within the company.
  • First-hand experience of the production pipeline and processes of digital animation and effects for live action, CG features, performance capture and/or stereoscopic productions.
  • We strive to match the interests of the intern with the activities in the studio and structure an appropriate internship for each individual.
  • Every effort will be made to answer questions from our Interns and help them to pursue their goals. With the understanding that we are in production, Imageworks is eager to maximize the iCAD Internship experience.


  • Interns must understand the Imageworks is a fully-engaged feature production facility.
  •  Imageworks is engaged in the creation of digital assets for live action and feature animations.INTERNS SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH COMPUTERS, OPERATING SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, AND CONCEPTS OF 3D GRAPHICS.
  • Interns are required to complete the Imageworks in-house computer training coursework using proprietary production software, tools, and methods used in production.
  • Interns should be flexible, open, proactive, and willing to seek out opportunities as they arise.
  •  Interns need to be sensitive to the time constraints of employees. All meetings with artists and production staff will be scheduled through the office of the Internship Supervisor upon request.
  • Interns must sign a standard nondisclosure agreement and adhere to all Sony Pictures Entertainment policies.
  • Interns will have to sign the iCAD Agreement of Expectations.

The hosts for the iCAD Internships are the iCAD Chair and the iCAD Steering Committee as well as various shows and departments.