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Walt Disney Animation Studios General TD Intern, Summer 2024

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10065909 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Oct. 20, 2023

Job Summary:

General TD 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. 

  • The Intern Program is based in our Burbank, California studios and will start in May 2024.

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 General TD Internship

Location: Burbank, CA


Job Summary

At Walt Disney Animation Studios we have a deep commitment to the philosophy that creativity inspires technology, and technology inspires creativity. Technical Directors are responsible for providing support to our artist teams in a variety of areas including writing tools to facilitate the CG animation process, acting as a liaison to software and system engineers, and front-line artist support. They function as an integral part of the artist departments they’re associated with, designing or optimizing processes and tools to best fit production needs.


Key Qualifications:

  • An understanding of the production processes and pipelines of CG Animation, VFX or Video Game productions

  • An understanding of element production and shot production phases including modeling, rigging, animation, layout, look development and lighting/rendering 

  • Strong problem solving skills required

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and provide support to members of various departments.

  • Experience with scripting including Python, C++ and MEL

  • Exposure to commercial graphics packages including Maya, Houdini and Global Illumination Lighting packages

  • Exposure to the Linux or Unix operating system

  • Understanding of stereoscopic concepts and production processes a plus


How to Apply:

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

  • A website with the breakdown of your code / projects is a plus


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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