Nickelodeon Animation Studio Internship Program

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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

BEST. INTERNSHIP. EVER.


Uppers

Definitely the people. Everyone at the studio is so friendly. The environment here is such an amazing one. Everyone is willing to help everyone, whether its the VP of Animation to an Intern. It's so easy to ask for help and learn here.


Downers

There wasn't much I didn't like about the internship. The only thing was that my department is very small (3 people).


Advice to Potential Interns

My advice would just be to meet everyone you can. Everyone here is so friendly and willing to help. It's a great way to network!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Working on "Dora the Explorer" provided a crash course in the animation process.


Uppers

The courses that Nickelodeon offered throughout the course of the semester were easily the greatest part of the internship. Additionally, my supervisors were great - very understanding with all the questions I had and seemed genuinely interested in my thoughts and opinions.


Downers

Some days were slower than others, and on those days sometimes I felt as if I wasn't needed.


Advice to Potential Interns

Go in with an open mind and set up as many meetings with other productions and departments as possible. Don't me nervous about it, because I was, and I regret not taking more meetings and informational sit downs when I had the chance.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Internship experience offers valuable professional experience, dedicated mentors, and great learning opportunities.


Uppers

Access to informational meetings, mentorship within my department, professional development


Downers

Professional opportunities were not well facilitated by internship coordinators


Advice to Potential Interns

Be mindful of making the most of your time during your internship. Maintain your role within your own department, and heed the advice of former interns and your supervisor - they will guide you well


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Expect a nurturing and caring environment.


Uppers

Being given the liberty to meet with people and learn about the industry. The attention interns get. The classess they offer. The culture of the studio.


Downers

I had to use up a lot of my extra funds to commutte to work, it would have been nice to get paid.


Advice to Potential Interns

This is a place where quirkiness and hard work is deeply admired.


Advice to Management

The hiring process should be a little more thorough.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Awesome internship is awesome.


Uppers

All the things i've learned and the connections i've made.


Downers

That I can't work all the time.


Advice to Potential Interns

They people here have always been friendly and helpful. From the most important people to the people lower on the chain of command. If you have a dream the people at Nickelodeon will do their best to try and help you accomplish it!


Advice to Management

The only problem i've had is that I can't work as many hours as I want as it's not in my productions budget.


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Yes


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4.2 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Priceless and unforgettable, this internship was a dream come true.


Uppers

Learning about the industry and making contacts and friends by being inside of a studio in production was the best.


Downers

I did not like that it ended.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be outgoing and friendly, Nickelodeon has a family-like atmosphere where people help people. Do not go in thinking what can I get for myself, rather think what can I contribute to the company. You will be repaid in experiences without even knowing it.


Advice to Management

Be more understanding of interns wanting to branch out and take on leadership.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.2 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Nickelodeon may not illustrate a full-time experience, but it's not an opportunity to miss


Uppers

The culture and access to brilliant show runners, artists, managers, geniuses, hard workers, and the overall the kindest most helpful people anyone could encounter


Downers

It was a bit competitive amongst the interns. There wasn't much micromanaging over us, but there was a significant transition period for those in charge that led to that. Some interns snatched opportunities and didn't care to share it, and though it may be a dog eat dog world it made the kind/generous teamwork-like culture of Nickelodeon start to fade.


Advice to Potential Interns

Enjoy everything the program has to offer, I had to commute and was attending numerous classes and I regret each class and opportunity I missed. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and it is worth every second. You can gather information from almost anyone you desire and be sure to create friendships that will last because everyone at Nickelodeon is worth knowing


Advice to Management

I never experienced any issues or potential problems that would lead me to ask for them to change anything in this category


Would You Recommend

Yes


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2.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great people, great opportunity, and an overall great experience.


Uppers

The people.


Downers

The management


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to be hired, you unfortunately do need to suck up. Be professional, smile to everyone, and take every opportunity. It really was a great experience, with the nicest people. But if you want to turn it into a full-time job, make sure as many people know your face and name, and that HR notices you.


Advice to Management

Actually getting paid would have been great. I was doing the work of a PA, but was not compensated like one. Also, I was told that any job opening would be announced to interns collectively, but that was a lie. They pick out those they like, and keep the others in the shadows.


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1.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Unfulfilling and disappointing


Uppers

Getting to occasionally work with the storyboards for upcoming episodes.


Downers

There was almost nothing for me to do and people treated me like I was a burden to them when I would come around and ask if they needed help with anything. It made me feel so unwelcome that I limited myself to only going around once a day and since even then they had nothing for me to do I just sat at my desk after restocking the kitchen each morning (which only took 20 minutes at the most).


Advice to Potential Interns

Do not apply unless you have already graduated or will be graduating the semester you're interning because they will not hire you once you have left the studio and new interns have arrived. Getting any response from HR will impossible as they will treat you like they've never heard of you.


Advice to Management

Stop telling interns to only give positive reviews to this survey. We are told to "not do the survey and email HR instead if you are unhappy with your experience." What desperate college student attempting to secure a job in their dream industry is going to contact HR and say they've had a miserable time? None because then you're never getting hired. So you just keep your head down and lie about how great the experience was.


Would You Recommend

No


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2012

The most important things I learned at Nickelodeon along with career skills were life skills that have been extrememly helpful to me.


Uppers

The welcoming environment - As interns we were not only recommended to but expected to meet with anyone at the studio who we wanted to learn from. I met a wide variety of people, from PA's to VP's and got valuable advice from each one including repeat meetings with a character designer who looked at my drawings and helped me to improve them.


Downers

We had intern workshops on various skills that I often couldn't attend due to my class schedule. The opportunity to have one or two during lunch would've been appreciated but I understand how valuable lunchtime is!


Advice to Potential Interns

Nickelodeon expects a lot from their employees and interns but gives a lot in return. Everyone here is extremely passionate and you will meet amazing people here.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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