Effects Intern

Job Number: R10007037
Brand: Blue Sky Studios
Job Type: Internships
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America
Job Posting Date: March 20, 2019
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Blue Sky Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.



Our summer internship program is a fun, exciting and education-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 professional in that field.

All of the Summer 2019 internships start in early June and end in early August. They are open to all college students whose graduation dates fall within the following time frame: Winter 2018 through Spring 2020. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship by the Company.


The Effects Department designs, develops and implements visual effects in a film (examples include: oceans, splashes, dust, snow, explosions, fire, rain, waterfalls, etc). An FX Artist is someone who has a great eye for composition, color, timing, as well as a solid problem solver with a reasonable understanding of math and physics. Often there are many unique effects that require one-off techniques. FX interns should be pursuing either BA or MFA in Computer Arts with FX emphasis, or a BS or MS in Computer Science with FX emphasis and a strong art background. Solid knowledge of Houdini software and Maya with some proficiency in Python, C++ and Object Oriented Programming is preferred.  Experience with Renderman is a plus.

Application Requirements:

Cover letter, Resume, PDF per the information below and a reel with multiple examples of FX animation (CG FX prefered and 2D FX animation is a plus).   

Education and/or Experience Required:

Pursuing BS or MS in Animation, Fine Arts, Computer Science, Computer Visualization or related studies.

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Experience in one or more: particle simulation, fluid dynamics, MEL.
  • Developed sense of basic animation principles, primarily timing and weight
  • Adept with one or more major animation/effects package (Maya, Houdini, XSI, or other).
  • Familiarity with other effects software packages  (Realflow, Syflex, or the like).
  • Knowledge of basic programming concepts and practices (C, C++, C-Shell, Python, Perl, .rib or similar).
  • Proficiency within a Unix/Linux operating system(navigation, shell scripting, etc).
  • Experience working in a production environment and/or achieving aesthetic goals on a schedule.


Please make sure you include the following in your application:


-Cover letter

-A separate pdf with a list of the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your school
  • Month/year of your graduation
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Link to your website and password (if applicable)
  • If apply for multiple departments, list order of preference
  • If you currently have the legal right to work within the US

-If you have a demo reel, please make sure to include a link (and password if you have one) in the online application as well as your resume and the separate PDF. Put it in as many places as possible. :)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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