Character Intern

Job Number: R10007032
Brand: Blue Sky Studios
Job Type: Internships
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America
Job Posting Date: January 10, 2019
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Blue Sky Studios

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!



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.


Character artists are responsible for creating the appealing characters that tell the stories of our films. By means of modeling, rigging, texturing, garment and hair building, as well as simulation, they meet the creative and technical goals of the characters with a strong focus on performance sensibilities. We welcome specialization and encourage cross-discipline workflows. For example, a character artist can focus on a single area of interest, such as rigging or materials, or see a character through the pipeline from model and garment building to rigging, materials and hair grooming. A working knowledge of Maya and/or Houdini is required. Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter or scripting experience are a big plus as well.

Application Requirements:

Cover letter, Resume, PDF per the information below and a reel showcasing one or more of the below mentioned skill sets.

Education and/or Experience Required:

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

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Skills in one or more of the following character disciplines: modeling, garment building, rigging, materials and hair grooming

  • A working knowledge of Maya and/or Houdini is required.

  • Experience with Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter or scripting experience are a plus.

  • Ability to take creative direction and embrace change.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

  • Familiarity with Linux a plus


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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