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Walt Disney Animation Studios CG Generalist - Character Intern, Summer 2024

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10065676 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Oct. 20, 2023

Job Summary:

CG Generalist - Character Intern, Disney Animation - Summer 2024

The Internship Program

Have you wondered how your skills and talents could translate into the world of animation? Our Internship Program dives into the craft, technology, and operations behind our animated films while developing your skills and connecting you to industry mentors. You'll learn what it means to be a part of a collaborative team and how your unique talents can grow within our studio. Find yourself immersed in hands-on projects and learning guided by our artists, technologists, and production leaders.

Am I Eligible?

  • 18 years or older

  • Enrolled in a post-high school educational program (Community College, College, University, Trade, Online School, or equivalent) and returning back to the program for at least one semester post internship. 

  • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May-August 2024. Interns must be fully available for the duration of a 12-week assignment. 

  • Please note, the safety and well-being of our teams is very important to us. Based on government recommendations, we will determine if this program will be in-person at our Burbank, CA studio or virtual in the coming months. 

For our 2024 programs, we are committed to providing mentorship and development. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ production internship program provides emerging talent with an immersive view of Animation through educational seminars on craft and filmmaking, and individual and collective projects. 

The CG Character Internship

Location: Burbank, CA

Job Summary

As a CG Character artist intern, you will be exposed to various departments within our character pipeline. Within your internship program, you will be offered individualized mentorship as you explore the following disciplines:

  • Modeling - Greyscales and wireframes of humans, animals, and creatures

  • CG Texturing/Surfacing - Cloth, grooming, prop materials

  • Character TD - Rigging, hair and cloth simulation, technical animation

  • Layout - CG camera and character blocking for storytelling purposes

  • CG Animation - character performance and acting


Key Qualifications

  • Interest in CG Character Departments such as Modeling, CG Texturing/Surfacing, Character TD, Layout, and CG Animation.

  • Working knowledge/understanding of CG software such as Maya, ZBrush, Houdini, StudioPaint, Painter, Renderman, or Photoshop

  • Strong eye for visual appeal 

  • Background in art, animation, or filmmaking a plus

  • Scripting (MEL, Python, C++) a plus

  • Familiar with Linux systems a plus

How To Apply

To apply, you must upload a resume including your school and expected graduation date and the below:

  • Please submit a website, portfolio, or reel (max length 2 min) to demonstrate your interest and experience in the listed disciplines 

  • Include shot breakdown on your reel if applicable 

Deadline for applications is on January 14, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST. 


The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The pay rate for this role in Burbank is $21.70 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

The pay rate for this role in Burbank is $21.70 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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