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Pixar Animation Studios Overview

Emeryville, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1986
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has ... Read more

Pixar Animation Studios – Why Work For Us?


At Pixar, we work together to turn great ideas into reality. This is your opportunity to bring imagination to life by making awesome movies that tell compelling stories. Come see what we have to offer!




Exciting internship and residency opportunities await college students and recent graduates. Come see what we have to offer!

INTERNSHIPS

Twelve-week and six-month terms offered year-round in: 

  • Animation
  • Art
  • Business Operations
  • Editorial
  • Marketing
  • Production Management
  • RenderMan
  • Software Research & Development
  • Story
  • Systems
  • Technical Direction


CLASSROOM-BASED INTERNSHIPS

Direct mentorship and training in a hands-on classroom environment

  • Pixar Undergraduate Program (PUP): A ten-week summer course in Technical Direction designed for undergraduates 
  • Animation & Story Internships

 

RESIDENCIES

Up to one-year terms available in Technical Direction and Software Research & Development

  • Eligible for full benefits and relocation assistance

  • Recent graduates from a bachelor's, master's or PhD program

  • Terms start in winter or summer, coinciding with school graduation dates

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, or have graduated within one year from start of internship

 

PERKS

  • Work alongside Pixar employees and contribute as members of the team
  • Enjoy employee access to company wide events and amenities, such as screenings, lectures, fitness facilities, and food
  • Actively participate in Pixar's social, educational and civic programs
  • Get paid (in addition, housing assistance is offered to non-local interns)


 

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    Pros

    Work with some of the best talent in the industry. Uncompromising commitment to quality. High visibility of films.

    Cons

    Films have dropped in quality. Can be political.

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Pixar Animation Studios Interviews

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    Very professional but friendly and light. Met with a number of people to mostly get a feel for each other and learn why I wanted the job. It was a very comfortable experience though I was a little nervous

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