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Intern, Visual Development Summer 2020

Expand your skill set into the world of animation! Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is a ten week experience designed for students studying art, animation, computer graphics, and film. As a Talent Development intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking. This immersive program offers hands-on experience focused on individual craft and multidisciplinary team collaboration. 

The 2020 Summer Intern program will be held at our Burbank, CA studio starting June 2020. To be eligible for the Walt Disney Animation Studios Internship, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student who will return to school in the fall of 2020.

Visual Development Artists provide the foundation for all the visuals in our films. They provide designs for characters, environments, costume, color, and cinematography. They inform story through drawings and paintings that depict mood, atmosphere and staging. Artists are also often called upon to provide inspiration for projects in development that illustrate visual potential and excitement. This program is intended to provide you an immersive look into this creative process while pairing you with mentors from our talented Art department

Portfolio Requirements: 

  • Website and/or uploaded PDF portfolio  
  • Character and/or environmental designs in a range of styles and archetypes, all with specific and clear personality, storytelling, and appeal 
  • Work that demonstrates a wide range of techniques, from classical to stylized with strong sense of composition, color theory, and narrative (preferably with characters interacting in the environments) 
  • Life drawings and sketches a plus 

How to Apply:

  • Create or update your profile and apply
  • Resume with month and year of expected graduation date 
  • Portfolio in PDF and/or website
  • Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student returning to school in the fall is required 

Deadline for applications is January 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. 

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