The Walt Disney Company
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Greater LA Area

Technology Research Graduate Intern, Disney Animation - Summer 2022 at The Walt Disney Company

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Have you wondered how your skills and talents could translate into the world of animation? Our Internship Program dives into the craft, technology, and operations behind our animated films while developing your skills and connecting you to industry mentors. Find yourself immersed in hands-on projects and learning guided by our developers, engineers, artists, and production managers. You'll learn what it means to be a part of a collaborative team and how your unique talents can grow within our studio.
For our 2022 programs, we are committed to providing mentorship and development. Walt Disney Animation Studios' Internship Program provides emerging talent with an immersive view of animation through educational seminars on craft and filmmaking, reinforced by individual and technical projects.


Responsibilities :

The Research group at Walt Disney Animation Studios is responsible for scientific and technological innovation that typically goes beyond the horizon of any single production. The group acts as a liaison to Disney Research and collaborates with academia, artists, and other stakeholders to invent algorithms and tools that will help shape the future of filmmaking.
As a technology research intern, you will be working on cutting-edge research to help turn technical insight into Disney magic. Your job will be to explore new ideas in a scientific fashion through systematic experimentation and documentation. All projects require the ability to work independently and collaboratively, with good communication skills being essential. Successful projects may lead to publications and, in some cases, ongoing collaborations


Basic Qualifications :

KEY QUALIFICATIONS/EXPECTATIONS

  • ​​​Strong communication skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Modeling and simulation of frictional contact
    • Continuum mechanics and constitutive modeling
    • Isogeometric Analysis
    • B-splines / NURBS / Subdivision surfaces
    • Numerical Analysis
    • Multigrid methods
    • (Mathematical) Optimization
    • Computer systems architecture

Preferred Qualifications:

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency with all of the following: C++, Matlab or Mathematica, Linux

Required Education :
  • PhD level student pursuing a doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Math, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher

Additional Information :
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May/June - August/September 2022. Interns must be fully available for the duration of a 12-week assignment.

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