Pixar, magical moviemakers and professional heartstring tuggers, is seeking a number of interns to join their production home in, as the company describes it, “fashionable Emeryville!”

The studio, which has crafted iconic films like “Toy Story,” “Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars,” is seeking at least a dozen current college students or new grads who are “interested in pursuing a career on animated feature films.”

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Internships are listed as full-time employment for 12 weeks, and the positions run the gamut of departments, from sets shading and character modeling, to archive management and HR. As a tweet states, the last day to apply is July 14.


Those looking for a cushy first real-world job, however, should move along. While some internships do indeed revolve around a grad’s ability to do tedious and menial work, gigs at Pixar sound a bit more involved. Listings ask for applicants’ demo reels and require experience using the latest software tools.

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Still, at least one former intern vouches for the opportunity.

In a subreddit page dedicated to those prospective interns, one user says it was definitely worth it.

“What you can take from this is that it’s an exciting campus filled with the latest and greatest in tech,” the user wrote. “You get to work with the brightest and creative minds in animation while getting to enjoy it! If you get in, remember to enjoy the oatmeal!”


Pixar will certainly be a busy place come fall. The Disney-owned company is set to release two films in 2020: “Onward” on March 6 and “Soul” in June.

Alyssa Pereira is an SFGate producer. Email: [email protected] | Twitter: @alyspereira


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