Job Summary:
If you think it would be fun and interesting to answer these types of questions with your drawings, then perhaps an internship in the Pixar Art Department is for you! There are four major disciplines within our Art Department. Here are some descriptions to pique your interest:

Character Design: Determines what the characters of our films will look like and explores their personalities
Set Design: Designs the world and environments where our stories take place
Color / Shading / Lighting Design: Explores mood, emotion and character/world textures all through color
Graphic Design: Uses typography and design to add details that bring story and authenticity to our films

During our 12-week Summer Internship, Art Interns will work in collaboration with mentors and the Art Department gaining valuable feature film experience. As an intern, you will do the following:

Gain knowledge about the Pixar production process and pipeline through classes, collaboration and mentorship

Research and collect reference materials to inspire your designs and techniques

Practice your skill in various disciplines via hands on creation of art under the guidance of a mentor from the art department

Other duties as assigned


You have an interest in visual storytelling, showing your strengths in illustration, drawing, painting, animation and/or graphic design

Enjoy working collaboratively

Possess a working knowledge of Photoshop

Can share a link to your portfolio of minimally 10-20 images

You have a positive outlook and a strong work ethic

You are in a phase of learning through a traditional or non-traditional path (see eligibility below)

You are available to work full-time Mon – Fri for 12-weeks between May – September 2021

You already possess the legal right to work in the United States


Traditional Academic Paths:

Candidates are minimally a junior in college working towards a degree or certificate in animation, illustration, film or a related field

Recent grads who are within the first year post graduation are eligible to apply

Less Traditional Professional Paths:

Pixar recognizes that obtaining skills and knowledge may take different forms and has expanded intern eligibility to include additional life experiences including:

Career Transition: those whose previous work/academic experiences differ vastly from animation, VFX, gaming and other computer graphics focused industries

Armed Forces: those who have served in the armed forces and are in a retraining program

Home Schooled: those who are self-taught via an alternative educational path

Submission Process and Application Materials:

Apply online at Pixar.com — no submissions accepted via mail or in person

Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter and resume

Provide a link to your online demo reel or portfolio in the “Demo Reel” section of the application; without this, you are not eligible for the internship

If it has a password, please be sure to include an accurate password

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to provide feedback nor are we able to respond to requests for application status. You will be notified when there is an update on your application

In submitting your application, you are agreeing to the terms of our Submission Release Form. Without this, we are unable to consider your application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 14, 2021

Note: Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we do not yet know whether internships will be onsite or virtual. This will be determined Spring 2021.

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