Find 2019 Animation Internships

The Industry

Are you looking for animation internships or entry-level animation jobs? Animators are the creative force behind the compelling characters around us every day—familiar icons like Tony the Tiger, the M&M’s, Bart Simpson, and the gecko from GEICO. Once 2D or 3D drawings, these characters were all brought to life by animation.

The Internship

An animation internship will give you the opportunity to develop your artistic skills while building an impressive portfolio in a studio environment. In addition to demonstrated creativity and artistic talent, successful animators need strong communication, computer, and time-management skills.

During your summer animation internship, you’ll likely work with animators in teams and others in the industry, such as directors and visual development planners. This will give you the chance to build your network within a close-knit industry. Your internship could require you to help with tasks such as creating a character or scene, contributing to a storyboard, or giving feedback on a script.

Through your coursework, you’ll develop painting, drawing, and sculpture skills and use computer programs like Final Cut or Adobe Premiere, or even write programming code for multimedia projects. You’ll also develop a portfolio of your work, which can help you land an internship. Most entry-level animation positions require a bachelor’s degree in film, animation, computer graphics, art, or a related major.

The Career Options

Many animators work for animation studios such as Pixar, Disney, or DreamWorks, and just over half of animators are self-employed. Typically, animators work in a specific medium and develop a specialty. For example, you could design backgrounds for movies or create animation for video games. Animators work in teams with each person handling a part of the game, movie, or visual effect they are creating, according to their specialty.

The Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of multimedia artist and animator jobs is expected to grow 6% over the next decade, which is about average.

Ready to get your career started? Search through our animation internships below.

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Animator, Compositor, Motion Effects Artist -Internship **Volunteer

internship | part time

Interlock Media

Cambridge, MA

51 days ago
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Animator, Compositor, Motion Effects Artist -Internship **Volunteer Interlock Media - Cambridge, MA 1 day agoPart-timeEstimated: $22,000 - $30,000 a year Apply Now Skills * Adobe Dreamweaver * Adobe InDesign * Adobe After Effects * Illustration * Cin...

Interlock Media

Cambridge, MA

51 days ago

Animation Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Age Of Learning, Inc

Glendale, CA

47 days ago
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Animation Intern Internships Glendale, California Description Overview Age of Learning offers a purposeful part-time summer internship program to undergraduate and graduate students. You will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects under th...

Age Of Learning, Inc

Glendale, CA

47 days ago

Game Animation Intern

paid internship | full time

Technology Game Changers, Llc

Sacramento, CA

33 days ago
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GAME ANIMATION INTERNSHIP Technology Game Changers, LLC - Sacramento, CA 18 hours agoFull-timeEstimated: $28,000 - $37,000 a year Skills * 3D Animation * 2D Animation Benefits * Food Provided * Flexible Schedule Game Animator Overview Technology Game...

Technology Game Changers, Llc

Sacramento, CA

33 days ago

Intern Arts Scwmo

unpaid internship | full time

Universities Space Research Association

Cleveland, OH

45 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,459,696 ) Job Information Universities Space Research Association Intern (ARTS) (SCWMO) in Cleveland , Ohio Job Description USRA is a non-profit university organization establ...

Universities Space Research Association

Cleveland, OH

45 days ago

Marine Science Camp Photography Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Marine Science Institute

Redwood City, CA

47 days ago
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Marine Science Camp Photography Internship Marine Science Institute - Redwood City, CA4.5 7 hours agoPart-time Skills * Photography Internship Description: Marine Science Camp Photography Interns would work to document and share the experiences of su...

Marine Science Institute

Redwood City, CA

47 days ago

Summer Production Intern At Animation Studio

paid internship | full time

Big Bad Boo Studios

New York, NY

25 days ago
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Summer Production Intern at Animation Studio Big Bad Boo Studios - New York, NY 4 hours agoInternshipEstimated: $29,000 - $42,000 a year Apply Now Education * High School Diploma or GED Position Summary Big Bad Boo Studios is searching for a spring-s...

Big Bad Boo Studios

New York, NY

25 days ago

Digital Marketing - Video Marketing - Social Media

unpaid internship | part time

Dreams Animation

New York, NY

17 days ago
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- Plan and execute social media strategies on relevant social media channels and marketing platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)- Assist generate, edit, publish and share daily Video content that builds meaningful connections and e...

Dreams Animation

New York, NY

17 days ago

3D Animation Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Real Art Daily (RAD) Productions

Los Angeles, CA

33 days ago
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We are looking for a part-time animation interns with experience in 3D animation to work with our animation team on our short animated film projects.There will be 1-2 group meetings/work sessions at the office/studio and the remainder of the work wil...

Real Art Daily (RAD) Productions

Los Angeles, CA

33 days ago

Museum Live Animal Husbandry Internship Spring 2020

unpaid internship | part time

Schiele Museum

Gastonia, NC

7 days ago
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Internship Focus: Interns will be involved in the health, care, enrichment, and overall husbandry of the live animal collection at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. In addition, interns will help with the delivery of live animal conten...

Schiele Museum

Gastonia, NC

7 days ago

Zookeeper Apprentice

internship | part time

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno, CA

57 days ago
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Zookeeper Apprentice Fresno Chaffee Zoo 18 reviews - Fresno, CA 93728 Fresno Chaffee Zoo 18 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Part-time Under the general direction of the Curator, this position assists with the daily care, feedi...

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno, CA

57 days ago

Fall 2019 Entomology Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Chesterfield, MO

7 days ago
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The Entomology internship involves hands on work with all non-venomous invertebrates and other animals at the Butterfly House. Interns will help maintain the animal collection and process shipments of butterflies from around the world. This...

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Chesterfield, MO

7 days ago