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Storyboard Artist Internship – Summer 2023

Illumination Animation Internship  Los Angeles, California, United States 24 Apr 2023
Storyboard Artist Internship - Summer 2023

Job Description

Illumination has a Storyboard Artist Internship for Summer 2023 to participate in a portfolio building mentorship opportunity. If you are somebody that is creative, never stops doodling, and likes to make people laugh then this is the internship for you!
Join the company behind The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing. As an intern at Illumination, you will take part in cross company learning, partner with innovative leaders and teams, and have a seat at the table in our latest endeavors.

Responsibilities & Learning:

    • Work closely with mentors to deliver a portfolio project from concept to finish
    • Ensure that storyboards align with creative ambitions, vision, and style
    • Participate in brainstorming sessions with storyboard artists
    • Prepare rough drafts/thumbnails
    • Take creative direction and incorporate feedback into revised work
    • Gather reference material for projects


    • Dynamic drawings
    • Biting comedic sensibilities
    • Versatility
    • Amazing storytelling abilities
    • Comfort in creative collaboration with peers and mentors


    • Availability to work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks
    • Students returning to College or University in the fall are eligible to apply
    • Preferred majors: Storyboarding, Art, Entertainment Art, Animation, Entertainment Design, Illustration
    • Must have a passion for the animation industry
    • Must be authorized to work int he United States without visa sponsorship by the company.
The salary for this position is $18/hour
* Employees whose positions will require them to perform any work on-site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start of employment. Requested accommodations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance by law.
About Illumination
Illumination, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films, including Despicable Me—the most successful animated franchise in cinematic history—as well as Dr. Seuss’ The LoraxDr. Seuss’ The Grinch and The Secret Life of Pets and Sing films. Illumination’s soon-to-be released The Super Mario Bros. Movie will join a studio library that includes two of the top 10 animated films of all time. Illumination’s iconic, beloved franchises—infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance—have grossed more than $8 billion worldwide. Illumination has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures. Illumination’s upcoming films in 2023 include The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Migration.
Illumination’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Illumination will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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