MPC: Global First Step VFX Internship

  • Location: Soho, London or Vancouver
  • Deadline: April 27, 2013
  • Paid: Yes, stipend

With offices all over the globe, MPC (Moving Picture Company) is one of the world’s leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. We are constantly looking for the best talents in the world, enthusiastic people that come to work every day with the desire to be a part of some of the best work in the VFX industry.

What is First Step?
Always keen to encourage new talent into the industry, we ensure that we focus on providing opportunities for aspiring artists and technicians to work on some of the most exciting films out there. Do you see yourself corralling zombies? Battling aliens? Destroying cities? Taking care of giant lizards? Here at MPC you could do all of that and more. How? By applying for our Internship scheme First Step, the MPC paid 8 week internship over the summer period of 2013.

How do I get involved? 
There are a limited number of places so we will be asking you to submit your most up to date show-reel and resume online, via our website. The best-judged show reel will be invited for an interview and, if successful, you’ll be offered a place on the First Step scheme. You’ll be working in a live production environment with the support and guidance of the industry’s most experienced visual effects professionals – including your own MPC mentor.

How do I qualify?
For the London First Step scheme:

  • Entrants must be due to graduate in either summer 2014 or 2015 and be available during July-August 2013 to be based in our studio in Soho, London, (UK).

For the Vancouver First Step scheme:

  •  Entrants must be due to graduate in either summer 2013 or 2015 and be available during July-August 2013 to be based in our studio in Yale Town, Vancouver, (Canada).

We are particularly interested in seeing applications from people interested in:

  • Assets (Tech Anim and Rigging)

  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Lighting

  • FX

  • Software Development

You will also need to be familiar with Maya and/or Nuke and either hold a valid student visa that gives you permission to work in the region you are applying for or be a resident of that region (EU or Canada).

What can I expect?

8 week summer school at MPC
MPC First Step students will get to spend 8 weeks living in the city and working alongside artists at MPC on actual film shots. You will receive live feedback from experienced artists on your work and gain valuable insight into life at a world class VFX facility. Joining us on the 1st July, you’ll spend summer enjoying the best of MPC learning about the visual effects pipeline and practicing your skills on some of the best film projects around. In addition to working full time in your chosen department you will also be introduced to other teams at MPC in weekly presentations and have the opportunity to socialise with the people who create some of the most incredible film visual effects in the world!

Final year mentoring from experienced artists at MPC

Once you have returned to your studies, the senior artists you meet during the summer school will keep in touch to help out with online mentoring from them and the team at MPC. This regular feedback will help shape and influence your final year projects, preparing you for life at MPC after you graduate.

Entry level role within a department at MPC after graduation

The ultimate goal for any student! We will be offering students who successfully complete the summer school and their studies the chance to join MPC in any entry Level position after you graduate.

What do I do now?
If you’ve found this page then we are open for applications and you simply need to click on the link in the apply now section and follow the instructions to fill in your details online. The closing date is the 27th April 2013 and we will be announcing this year’s lucky interns on the 4th of May 2013.

All applications must be submitted online so please make sure your reel playback (e.g. Vimeo) works on multiple browser formats. You’ll also need to provide a show-reel breakdown that tells us how the work was created, which software you used and what you feel you learned from each piece of work. 

If you would like some guidance in putting your reel together then our top five tips are:

  1. Keep it short (around the 2 minute mark is best)
  2. Keep it specific (want to animate? Then we only need to see animation!)
  3. Keep it simple (no fancy name card required!)
  4. Keep it clear (identify your own and others’ work if you have worked on a group project)
  5. Keep it relevant (we’re a VFX studio and not a feature animation studio)

Please also ensure that your CV contain your degree/course title, year of graduation, software skills and specifies which area you are most interested in (Assets, Animation, Compositing etc.).

Apply online

•    London Internship
•    Vancouver Internship

Where can I find out more?

You can meet recent interns by clicking here and find out what they up to during their 8 weeks at MPC.

If all of this hasn’t persuaded you that MPC is going to make summer 2013 one you will never forget! There is more information about this opportunity here: Frequently Asked Questions to help you make the decision to want to be part of MPC. 

If after all of that you still have questions or concerns then please get in touch with us at: Please don’t send us your application though, it’s much easier for us if you can follow the above instructions to apply online.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Blue Sky: Summer Internships

Location: Greenwich, Connecticut


Our summer internship program is a fun, exciting and educationally-packed 10 weeks.  Each intern is specially selected and placed in a department that best fits their skills and interests.  Throughout the 10 weeks they will be mentored and supervised by a Blue Sky pro in that field.

If you are currently studying computer science, animation or production management, then we encourage you to apply and join us this summer for this fantastic experience.

We will be looking for interns for in the following disciplines:

  • Animation
  • Visual Development
  • Story
  • Lighting
  • Materials/Fur
  • Production Engineering
  • Production Management
  • Layout (Previs/Camera & Staging)
  • Compositing/Stereo 
  • Effects

To apply, you will need 2 letters of recommendation from either professors, or professionals in the business.  For artistic positions, you’ll need to create an on-line portfolio and/or reel.   We recommend that if you are applying to more than one position, you create a separate reel or portfolio for each.

  • Application process opens on February 25, 2013
  • Application process closes on April 12, 2013
  • To apply, please email us your resume, cover letter, 2 letters of recommendation, and if applicable, a link to your reel and/or portfolio.  The email address will be 
  • Please note in your subject field which department you are applying for.  (EG: Internship – Visual Development)
  • Summer internship starts on June 3, 2013
  • Summer internship ends on August 9, 2013
  • Internship is open to all college students currently in their junior or senior years. We will accept those who have graduated within the 3 months prior to the internship start date as well.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


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Spacejunk Media: Spring & Summer Internships

Location: Columbus, Ohio


Job Description

Spacejunk Media is now accepting applications for our spring and summer internships. Candidates must have a working knowledge of After Effects and Cinema 4D. Our internships are based out of our studio in Columbus, Ohio.  Chosen interns would be responsible for their own housing (as well as relocating if applicable) and transportation (including running errands during working hours).

How to Apply

The internships are paid (hourly) and would be for a 60 to 90 day term pending applicant/studio availability.  All interested applicants must submit a reel to by April 1st and our preferred start date would be May 1st or after. Click here for more detailed SJ Internship information.

Responsibilities: Interns will be assigned tasks relating to billable projects based on
skill level. When not performing tasks relating directly to billable projects, our interns
are asked to perform a variety of operation duties. Interns must be prepared and
physically capable of performing operational tasks.


Job posting here:

More info here:

Back Roads Entertainment: Summer Intern

Location: New York, New York


Job Description

Back Roads Entertainment, a non-fiction TV production company, is seeking summer interns for its Motion Graphics Department. You must be available from June 3 – August 30, at least 3 days/week (Mon-Fri).  Proficiency in After Effects is required.  

How to Apply

Please send your resume and availability to


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Zealot Productions: Motion Designer Internship

Location: New York, New York

Job Description

We are seeking a motion designer intern to work with our creative team designing and animating graphics for the movie trailers that we produce. This is a paid internship with the prospect of becoming a fulltime designer. We are looking for a talented young motion designer who we can build a professional relationship with, has a qualification from a reputable design school, is eager to learn and has a keen interest in film and theatrical marketing.

The motion designer will be responsible for assisting our current designer animating graphics for the movie trailers produced by Zealot. This includes designing a unique title treatment (and all other graphics within the trailer) for each trailer that we work on so a strong understanding of typography is very important.

The ideal candidate will:

Have a portfolio that demonstrates their design talents and excellent typography skills

Be well versed in After Effects (knowledge of Cinema 4D is a plus)

Have a strong interest in film (interest in movie trailers a giant plus!)

Be articulate and eager to learn

Ideally have a college degree in a design related field (but not a must)

Be based in NYC and available to work in house

All references will be checked.

Zealot Productions is a New York based theatrical marketing company that specializes in making movie trailers.

How to Apply

Please send us an email with your cover letter, resume and reel/portfolio. Thanks!

Job posting here:

Riot Games: Internships (Application due TODAY)

Location: Santa Monica or St. Louis


We’re looking for a few great interns for the summer of 2013. If you’re an ambitious undergrad or grad student who shares our passion for games (especially League of Legends) and are eager to get into scrapes with challenging work, think about spending your summer with us.

Interns will join a specific team (see below for the list of teams that would like to host interns this summer). Each hosting team will supply its interns with meaty projects, honest mentorship and lots of opportunity to get to know Riot Games overall. Interns will playtest new champions and features, gain first-hand experience serving on the front lines of player support, attend leadership seminars and industry education via Riot U, and enjoy events with the rest of Riot including Show and Tell, Riot Rumble, LoL skills training and early new movie screenings.

Read on for info on available internships, deets on how to apply and answers to frequently asked questions.


The application deadline for summer 2013 internships is March 15. Applications received after this date won’t be eligible for a summer 2013 internship, though we occasionally have one or two internships available at other times of the year.   

Check out the internships below to learn more and apply . Before you apply, we’d encourage you to read through this page for helpful information that’ll increase your chances at landing one of the few internship spots we’ll have available this summer.

Every application must include a cover letter and your resume. In your application pitch, share why you’re interested in Riot, what you want to learn and what we can learn from you. Help us understand why you’re right for the team that you’re interested in by sharing what you’ve done that’s truly above and beyond and how that may relate to a specific internship opportunity.  For example, if you’re an artist, slay us with your killer portfolio. If you’re an engineer, show us code you wrote from that project that got you the A+. If you see Game Design in your future, maybe a carefully crafted, well-argued analysis of a current League of Legends design challenge is the way to our hearts. There are 99 ways to impress us, but an average pitch ain’t one.

We recognize that a great internship application takes time and effort, so we promise to return the favor of your effort with a response within a month.


Apply for an internship that best matches your talents, skills, interests and goals. Below you’ll find the areas of Riot that are looking for interns for summer 2013.

Job posting and FAQ here:

Web Designer, Developer, Teacher

POSITION: Web Designer, Developer, Teacher
COMPANY: Seena Beth. Yoga & Therapy
LOCATION: Bala Cynwyd PA
REQUIREMENTS: Skills required for position graphics & everything involved in building a site & teaching me how to maintain it, artisitic slant.
DUTIES: Build a WordPress site. Meeting client to review ideas & decisions before moving forward. Instructing client how to edit & maintain site.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume, portfolio to 215 808 6852

Graphic/Web Content Designer

Are you looking for a job where you can have an immediate impact, with the ability to be involved in decisions right away, and be given credit where credit is due? If so then read on!

Endless Pools Inc., is an entrepreneurial Direct Marketing company that is always trying to push the envelope and develop new ways of getting people to interact with our sites, request information and ultimately drive sales.

We are looking for an entry-level graphic/web content designer, with innovative ideas, who likes to think outside the box and is a hands-on learner.

Previous experience is certainly a plus but not a prerequisite – we would much rather you have a curious mind with the ability to learn quickly, are up to date on new technologies, and have a good understanding of HTML and CSS.

Responsibilities include design and front end coding of web pages, landing pages, banners, HTML emails, and maintaining company websites. 

BA/BS in Graphic Arts or related discipline
Proficient with Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite
Strong typography and composition skills
Good organizational skills

1. Resume
2. Online portfolio of any web design work you may have worked on (class projects, mock-ups, etc.)

web site:
office located in Aston, PA

Web designer

Millennium Academics Logo Position: Web designer
Company: Millennium Academics
Location: Penn Valley, PA 19072
Requirements: Fluent in the latest web site design platforms
Duties: Assist in the construction of a website that includes the ability to register, interact with eLearning Material, a blog page, etc…
Compensation: $25 to $50/hour depending on skills and fluency.
Apply: Send a resume and/or portfolio to Lance Miller, Ph.D. at

Spectrum Intern Summer 2013: Imageworks Production Services & Resources

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Location: Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

The production services & resources (psr) team provides consistent high-quality technical production support to the various shows at Imageworks. The PSR team secures, manipulates and manages each shows digital assets throughout all stages of the production life cycle, according to the fluid requirements of facility policy and each projects specific needs. The group is often viewed as a footstep role into the industry as our mentoring program has produced 112 alumni that have moved into other roles at the facility, including systems, software, production, training and artist positions.

Proposed Project Profile:

Within the PSR intern program, candidates will:

  • Learn how to document, report and measure progress on their goals and projects
  • Work alongside production services technicians supporting current shows in production
  • Gain exposure to various tasks like preparation for dailies, vendor transfers, render queue wrangling and disk space management
  • Experience team-room working environments
  • Provide help to digital archiving team who is responsible for our extensive production backup pipeline from end to end
  • Tackle department level coding and web based projects
  • Participate in code review to help enhance coding skills
  • Attend department meetings and Meet-n-Greet events
  • Attend various training courses as requested

Internship Learning Opportunities/Experience Profile:

Interns will work alongside the production services teams that support the shows as well as the internal department support groups. They’ll get a great behind the scenes view of what kinds of efforts are needed to make sure data flows through the facility. Intern projects are designs to bring value to the department as well as offer the student a sense of ownership and valuable selected to be achievable based on their skill level and the time they are with the group. They’ll have an opportunity to strengthen their coding skills while learning about the various pipelines that support the shows. Each intern also receives a keepsake document that outlines their time spent with the group.


The Spectrum Internship Program’s summer session is a full-time, 40 hour/ week commitment lasting for an 8 week period from late June through mid August. All applicants must be in good academic standing and available for the entire 8 week session.

  • passion for the VFX/animation industry
  • good verbal and written communication skills
  • familiarity with Unix/Linux preferred
  • scripting ability (Python preferred, but not necessary)

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