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Nickelodeon Animation NICKternship Program

About Nickelodeon Animation NICKternship Program


Animation NICKternship Program
An internship at Nickelodeon Animation can launch you on an exciting, fun-filled career in children’s entertainment. Nickelodeon produces hits like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, All That, America’s Most Musical Family, and The Casagrandes. At Nickelodeon, they don’t have interns, they have “NICKterns”. A NICKternship is a true mentorship program where interns will get the chance to immerse themselves in meaningful projects and become a valuable part of the team. Nickelodeon Animation is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Paramount, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

In the Nickelodeon Animation NICKternship Program, interns will be working in a vibrant and inclusive environment alongside employees from diverse backgrounds. Through Campus to Career’s in-depth offerings, interns gain exposure across the business while making significant connections for their future and accessing exciting career opportunities. In addition to hands-on experience, the program includes networking, mentorship, resume workshops, speaker sessions, career development, movie screenings, visibility to top industry executives, and much more.

A few NICKtern perks:

Networking with employees
Lunch with top executives
Free movie screenings
Opportunities to take art tests on Current Series shows

Workshops & classes include (are not limited to):

Resume & Portfolio Series
Pitching for TV Animation
Producing for TV Animation
Social Media Marketing
Storyboarding 101
Presentation Skills

Internships are available in the following areas (can vary by semester)

Animation Productions
Animation Development (Nick/Nick Jr.)
Animation Technology
Archive & Resource Library
Consumer Insights/Research
Community Efforts
Game Development & Engineering
International Marketing
Live Action Scripted Development
Post Production
Press & Communications
Social Media Marketing
Talent Development & Outreach
Viacom Digital Studios


  • Internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate so proper work authorization is needed to be employed within the United States.
  • Nickelodeon has 3 semesters: Spring (Feb - Apr/May), Summer (Jun - Aug), and Fall (Sept/Oct - Nov/Dec).
  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, and graduate students. Animation production and development internships accept recent graduates up to 2 years after graduation date.
  • Upon acceptance, proof of class enrollment is required. If recently graduated, please reach out to
  • College credit is not required, but appropriate documentation will be provided if needed.

Ideal candidates are those excited about children's media and storytelling at Nickelodeon! Artists and non-artists alike, aspiring writers, producers, TV executives… all who are looking to find their place in the world of Nickelodeon are welcome to apply!

Program Overview
Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: Varies; Minimum 10 weeks per semester.
Hours: Part-time
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
Degree Track: Associate’s Degree, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49

Burbank, CA
National (US)

Application Process
To be considered for Nickelodeon Animation’s Internship Program, prospective candidates must apply via the ViacomCBS careers website by visiting
Please click the link at the bottom of the page and follow the prompts. Both resume and customized cover letter are required.

Application Deadline: Application deadlines noted within the internship section of Nickelodeon Animation's website.

Nickelodeon Animation NICKternship Program
Nickelodeon Campus to Career
Nickelodeon Studios
231 W. Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: (818) 736-3000Contact

Nickelodeon Animation NICKternship Program