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Environment Modeling Intern, Disney Animation – Summer 2024

Environment Modeling Interns work closely with mentors to create complex set and prop model


Walt Disney Animation Studios
} 11:59 pm
$25.00/ hour

The Internship Program

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Internship Program provides emerging talent with an immersive view of Animation through educational seminars on craft and filmmaking, and individual and collective projects. Dive into the craft, technology, and operations behind our animated films while developing your skills and connecting you to industry mentors. You’ll learn what it means to be a part of a collaborative team and how your unique talents can grow within our studio. Find yourself immersed in hands-on projects and learning guided by our artists, technologists, and production leaders.



Am I Eligible?

  • At the time of application, must be either enrolled in an accredited college/university or within 6 months of graduation.
  • This internship will be based in Vancouver, B.C. for 12 weeks June-August 2024. Interns must be available for the duration of a 12-week assignment.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Open to B.C. residents only who currently have the right to work in Canada.


Job Summary

The Modeling team translates concept art from Visual Development Artists into the engaging characters and intricate worlds seen on the screen. Stepping in at the beginning of the asset pipeline, Modelers work closely with various departments to ensure that each model will meet the demands of storytelling and the technical needs of production.

This program is intended to provide you an immersive look into this creative process while pairing you with mentors from our talented Environment Modeling department.
As an environment modeling intern applicant, your reel should demonstrate an understanding of building complex set and prop models with organized, efficient, polygonal topology that may include: vehicles, buildings, plant life, terrain and complete set environments.



Key Qualifications

  • A thorough understanding of Maya
  • An understanding of ZBrush/Mudbox
  • A refined eye for appealing design
  • Candidates should show stylized environments and props
  • All candidates should include 2D reference images when applicable
  • Procedural modeling (Houdini) experience is a plus
  • Texture painting experience is a plus
  • Previous experience with traditional sculpting is a plus
  • Scripting (Python) experience is a plus


Reel Requirements

To apply, you must upload a resume including your school and expected graduation date with the following:

  • Please submit a website, portfolio, or reel (2 min max length) to demonstrate your interest and experience in CG Animation
  • Include shot breakdown on your reel if applicable

Deadline for applications is March 3rd, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The pay rate for this role in Vancouver is $25.00 CAD per hour.

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