Summer Intern - Animation


Carlsbad, CA 10-06-2023
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  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Animation Internship

Player Profile
• Pursuing an associates, bachelors, masters, or PhD and graduating April 2024 – July 2025
• Available to participate in a 12-week internship starting in late-May or mid-June
• Currently residing in the US or open to relocating
oneself to the US
• Exhibits learning agility; has the ability to think differently, and/or grasp and apply new skills and concepts
• Approaches problems in a clear, well-organized, and solutions-oriented manner
• Works well with others and contributes to team tasks
• Able to effectively communicate problems, solutions, needs, or priorities
• Is engaged, seeks to learn, and is able to manage time effectively
• Candidates must apply with a resume and a link to their portfolio/reel to be considered
• Portfolios should reflect strong hand-keyed animations for characters and objects

Internship Opportunities

All internships will be conducted in-person. Hosting managers will determine when and how often interns work in the office M onday -F riday (relocation services and living stipend provided to all interns) .

Potential internship location ( s ) : Los Angeles, CA ; Novato, CA; Foster City, CA; Carlsbad, CA; Middleton, WI; Austin, TX

Cinematic Animator: Provide a solid foundation and understanding of weight and timing to help bring characters to life in a games environment. Using 3D software you will be learning the pipeline, process's and workflows around what it takes to bring a cinematic together from start to finish.
• Demonstrate strong key-frame animation skills .
• Proficient in a 3D software package like Maya or Max
• Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Gameplay Animator: Bring our game to life! You will work with a mentor to create exceptional key-frame animations for characters, environments, and objects. You'll have opportunities to work with amazing character artists, riggers, and designers to take your animation from Maya to game.
• Proficient in Autodesk Maya…But a strong desire to learn beyond Maya.
• Exceptional communications skills .

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications ? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Your Platform

We are looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 202 4 summer. All interns will receive a meaningful project and an unparalleled experience. We'll provide the tools and resources you need to learn new skills/technology while you collaborate with some of the best in the gaming industry . The challenging and creative work you do throughout your internship will directly impact the team you are contributing on. In addition to your day-to-day work, you'll participate in intern exclusive Learning & Development and social events (virtual and in-person).

All interns hips will be conducted in-person. Hosting managers will determine when and how often interns work in the office. All interns will have the
option to opt into relocation services (flights, trains, or car mileage reimbursement) . Additionally, all interns will be provided a living stipend to supplement housing, utility, commuting, and miscellaneous costs.

Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
• Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
• 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
• Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
• Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
• If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting

In the US, the standard base pay range for this role is $20.00 - $50.00 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all US locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role's range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rby8zx-44-197-101-251-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $20.00 to $50.00 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.