Our summer internship program is a fun, exciting and education-packed 10 weeks. Each intern is specially selected and placed in a department that best fits their skills and interests. Throughout the 10 weeks they will be mentored and supervised by a Blue Sky professional in that field.
2018 summer interns exploring Manhattan.
Summer 2018 interns take a field trip into NYC to find inspiration at The MET & MoMA.
All 2019 summer internships start in early June and end in early August. They are open to all college students whose graduation dates fall within the following time frame: winter 2018 through spring 2020. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship by the company.
We have two types of internships - Artistic/Production and Technical. The Artistic/Production Internship applications will open in January 2019.
The rolling applications for the technical internships are now open. The final deadline to apply is Friday, November 9, 2018.
There are 3 technical roles you can apply for, below is a short description of each. You can apply by visiting our job listings or by clicking on the department name below.
Senior Animator Lisa mentors animation interns.
Production Engineering designs and implements software tools that manage and visualize the data used in the creation of animated feature films. Production Engineers are responsible for integrating proprietary and third party tools into production. PE standardizes the workflow to ensure clean handoff of data and is involved with every production department from Design to Final Render. Production Engineers interns should be pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or Engineering with proficiency in C, C++, Python, and Object Oriented Programming.
Technical Directors in Production Technology provide critical support to a show's artists and department heads. A Technical Director will design, develop, and implement new tools and processes for a particular show or department. On occasion, a Technical Director may be asked to do shot work. Technical Director interns should be pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or Engineering with proficiency in C, C++, Python, and Object Oriented Programming.
The Research and Development department develops software in several areas: rendering and associated queueing and image tools; scene modeling and fur/hair/vegetation modeling and simulation tools; character and crowd rigging components and animation efficiency boosting tools. R&D Interns should be pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or Engineering with strong math or science and algorithm backgrounds and show an affinity for problems related to CGI.
You may apply to more then 1 position. Please make sure you include the following in your application:
- Cover letter
- A separate PDF with a list of the the following information:
- Your name
- Your school
- Month and year of your graduation.
- Contact information for 3 references.
- Link to your website and password (if applicable).
- If you currently have the legal right to work within the US.
- If you have a demo reel, please make sure to include a link (and password if you have one) in the online application as well as your resume and the separate PDF. Put it in as many places as possible. :)
For a behind the scenes look into 2018 Production Engineering Intern Emily Vo's summer internship experience, read her story on Blue Sky's Technology Blog!