The best aspects were several equally great factors. The people were amazing, at Nick even the busiest, most well-respected artists are willing to take time away and give a class to interns, or schedule meetings for us to learn from them one-on-one. Everyone is extremely nurturing and supportive, and very down to earth. The level of responsibility I was given, while challenging, was one of the best educational experiences I had during college - maybe the best. And I made some of my best friends here in LA through the Nicktern program- we still talk to this day.
I disliked how narrow a window of time I had to find an apartment after getting the internship, only 2 weeks which is difficult in the LA real estate market. But that's really about it.
Advice to Potential Interns
The Nick internship program under Amy Wu is the strongest it's been in years - I've heard that from multiple past classes as well. She's worked incredibly hard to make sure we get the most out of our time at the studio.
Advice to Management
I think the compensation could be a little higher. Besides that, I'm very happy with this place.
Sample Interview Questions
Why do you want to work at Nickelodeon?
A lot of the skills required for production can be learned on the job, specific knowledge of software for instance, but one thing they expect you to have coming in is a strong personality that can work under deadlines, and ultimately a passion for animation that will set you up for success in the future.