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About The Walt Disney Animation Studios Internship Programs

Walt Disney Studios may be best known for introducing Mickey Mouse in 1928, but it has also made countless other entertainment milestones. Its first full-length animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1937. Since the Walt Disney Company’s establishment in 1923, the studios have expanded to offer a full range of production and post-production services, including the sound stages of the 1950s and the digital imaging technologies of the 1990s. In 1991, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was one of the first animated features to include 3-D computer-generated imagery, which it used for its famous ballroom scene. Walt Disney Studios remains a leader in the film industry today.

Walt Disney Animation Studios offers two internship programs: the talent development program for college graduates, and the art and production associate program for current college students. Positions are available in story, visual development, modeling, animation, layout, texture or background painting, effects animation, lighting and compositing, technical (character, hair/cloth, look, effects or pipeline), production management and post-production. Although most work will be limited to one area of Walt Disney Studios, a variety of assignments may be expected, depending on skills and placement.


Talent development program: open to recent graduates (within three years of graduation). Art and production associate program: open to current college students who will return to school the semester following the internship.

The Walt Disney Animation Studios Internship Programs

Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


Los Angeles, CA