Science and Technology Council Internship Program


The Science and Technology Council Internship Program offers an extraordinary opportunity for full-time continuing students to experience a real-world production environment or to participate in advanced technology development efforts. The Council Internship Program is geared towards students who are planning to pursue a career utilizing or developing cutting-edge technologies for motion picture production. In particular, prospective interns should be interested in the development of CG technology for motion pictures, imaging science for motion pictures, robotics, sound, archiving or the technical aspects of the creation of digital characters or visual effects.

Sci-tech Interns
Council member Beverly Wood, intern Wei Wang, Council member Randal Kleiser, intern Victor Mateevitsi, Council member Joshua Pines, Council member Elizabeth Cohen, intern Xi Xu, Council member Bill Taylor, intern Jaclyn Pytlarz, Council member Doug Cooper, intern Ritvik Menon and Council director Andy Maltz

Students considered for this program must be juniors, seniors or graduate students returning to school upon completion of their internship, and must be recommended by their faculty. Participating schools include:

Brigham Young University; Brown University; California Institute of Technology; California Institute of the Arts; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; California State University, Northridge; Carnegie Mellon University; Clayton State University; Clemson University; Columbia University; Cornell University; DePaul University; Duke University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Harvard University; Harvey Mudd College; The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, George Eastman House; Louisiana State University;  Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Morehouse College; New York University; Northwestern University; The Ohio State University; Pratt Institute; Purdue University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rochester Institute of Technology; San Francisco State University; Savanna College of Art and Design; School of Visual Arts; Stanford University; Texas A&M University; Tulane University; University of British Columbia; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Michigan; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Pennsylvania; University of Southern California; University of Texas at Austin; University of Washington; University of Waterloo; University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Zaragoza; Vanderbilt University and Yale University.

The 2014 hosts include Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Pixar Animation Studios, the Science and Technology Council and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The application window is now closed for 2014. Accepted candidates will be notified in early March 2014.

Selected candidates must meet all submission requirements, and upon acceptance into the program, each intern is expected to complete an eight-week to twelve-week full-time internship at one of the host companies. Intern assignments may include (but are not limited to) active research projects, administrative tasks, and production duties. Interns may also take advantage of unique opportunities to participate in industry and Academy events.

For more information on the program, please email

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