Summer Intern - Animation FrontEnd UI Design

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 11-16-2020
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

As a Walt Disney Animation Studios Technology Intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of technology in relation to filmmaking. This immersive program offers hands-on experience focused on individual craft and multidisciplinary team collaboration.

Please note, the safety and well-being of our teams is very important to us. We will be determining whether this program will be in-person at our Burbank, CA studio or virtual in the coming months based on government recommendations.


We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative intern to join our Information Services team, with the focus on front-end UX/UI design and development for a component within our studio planning tool. In this role, you will partner with domain experts to develop a deep understanding of workflows in the context of show and studio planning here at Walt Disney Animation Studios. You will be gathering requirements through user interviews, observation, and surveys. You will also be working closely with project leads, engineers, and other stakeholders from initial concept to implementation and refinement.

Basic Qualifications:
• A design portfolio is required to be considered for this position. Please include a link on your resume to your online portfolio.

Experience with Javascript, HTML, and CSS
• Experience building clean interfaces using modern UI web development toolkits
• Experience with React, Python, and website design
• Experience with User Research and data gathering
• Experience with prototyping tools such as Adobe XD, Figma, or Sketch
• Excellent problem solving, troubleshooting, and debugging skills
• Ability to collaborate with team members across different disciplines, including directly interfacing with stakeholders to understand requirements

Required Education

Sophomore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Media, or related field.

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
• At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
• Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must possess unrestricted work authorization
• Must provide full work availability
• Must provide own housing and transportation to/from work
• Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2021- August/September 2021. Interns must be available to work full-time for the duration of the internship.

Company Profile
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.