2015 Summer Internship – Pixar Undergraduate Program (PUP)


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Me: so, where do you work?

I work at Pixar right here in Emeryville.

Me: Oh how fun!

Yes, it is fun.

Me: How did you go about finding your job?

I did an internship there.

Me: And how did you go about finding your internship?

Oh, on their website. I saw it there and applied. Then after my internship, I got hired.

Me: Oh, I’m going to have to tell my son to check the website.

Yeah, I don’t think there are any listed right now, but tell him to keep checking.

Me:  Is it a paid internship?

Yes.  They pay you and give you a housing allowance so you can pay your rent. 


Note:  There are several available internships right now.  Right now there is one for their Pixar Undergraduate Program (PUP Summer 2015  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015.

Who Should Apply

The ideal candidate is someone at the beginning of their academic career who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. Pixar Undergraduate Program (PUP) students will return to school upon conclusion of the program.

Summary of Position

Pixar’s Undergraduate Program (“PUP”) is a classroom-based, 10 week hands-on course taught by a variety of experienced Technical Directors at Pixar.  In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn about Pixar’s filmmaking process and explore a variety technical career options as they get first-hand experience in how a production studio works. The classroom curriculum will focus on several technical aspects of filmmaking, such as: modeling, shading, rigging, lighting, simulation and visual effects. Students will work on projects individually and in small groups to reinforce lecture concepts.  Additionally, students will be exposed to production work in greater detail through presentations by a variety of Technical Directors at Pixar.


Currently enrolled undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Digital Effects, Art or a related field.

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