Disney Animation Interns 2022


Interns &

Sketch of Moana and Tala

Bridging the Generations

The craft of Disney storytelling and animation has been handed down, generation to generation, for nearly fifty years. The legacy continues with students and recent graduates joining us from around the world for mentoring, hands-on experiences and unforgettable opportunities through our Talent Development program.

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Hiro and Tadashi concept art


Craft-based mentorship by Disney Animation artists and engineers

Nick and Judy concept art


Working closely with students and artists from around the world

Nick and Judy concept art

Craft Excellence

Honing and excelling in your storytelling through artistic and technical craft

Antonio Visual Development


Building relationships that last a lifetime, with each other & through mentors

The Muses Visual Development

New Voices

Bringing in new voices to grow the next generation of storytellers


Check out current intern and apprentice opportunities at Walt Disney Animation Studios! 

Meet the Robinsons Sketch

Next Generation Talent

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Talent Development program has a rich legacy, which began in 1971, when Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" set out to create a unique opportunity to train next-generation artists under the guidance and mentorship of Disney Animation legends.

Our intern and apprentice programs focus on connecting our Studio and craft to the next generation. We build on our legacy through continued exploration, innovation, and collaboration in a real-time, mentor-mentee relationship centered around our craft.

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Uniquely Disney Animation Experiences

Go behind the scenes of our film making process, build relationships and experience fun moments all while being guided by mentors.

Belle Reading Book Concept Art

Immersive Learning

Fix-It Felix Jr. Concept Art

Team Building

Pascal and Paintbrush Concept Art

Craft Development

Chip and Dale Concept Art

Meet Key Leaders

Mortimer, Minnie, Mickey at a picnic

Social Connections

Luisa Concept Art

Career Growth

Stitch & Lilo with record player

Skills-Based Projects

Blue Fairy Concept Art

Art+Tech Collaboration

Interns focus on developing craft and skill through close mentorships and hands-on assignments. You’ll not only learn within your area, but get visibility into other parts of the business through frequent meet & greets with leaders and innovators from around the studio.

Show only your best work! Tailor your work to the discipline you’re applying for, showcasing your versatility and originality. Your social media is a great supplement, but shouldn’t be the portfolio itself.

Be clear and concise! Include relevant work experience and industry exposure. Choose a simple format; sometimes less is more. Focus on highlighting the needed skill set outlined in the job description.

Our recruiters review every application!

  • For Production opportunities, reviews with mentors start immediately after the application deadline. The entire process usually takes 1–2 months.
  • For Technology and Studio opportunities, reviews are done on an ongoing basis until a candidate is selected, so be sure to apply if you’re interested!

Yes! Create separate portfolios for each and curate to the opportunity, showing off your versatility & originality!

Disney Animation's Trainee program is an immersive experience into our production pipeline, tools, craft, and studio culture. Throughout the program, you'll be guided by mentors who will focus on your skill sets and areas of growth. In addition to assignments, you'll build relationships with others in the program and meet leaders, artists and technologists across the studio.

Follow the submission formats from the job posting. Websites should be easy to navigate and curated for consideration, and if a password is required, be sure to include it!

Check each job posting for details on eligibility, as it varies per role.

Your voice and perspective help a reel or portfolio stand out! Be intentional with the work you submit.

Internships are generally posted late fall through spring. Trainee opportunities are posted throughout the year, based on production needs. Check back often!

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