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Visual Effects (VFX) Production Intern, Studio Operations (Summer 2023)

Who are we?

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 200+ million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Netflix is reinventing entertainment from end to end. We are revolutionizing how shows and movies are produced, pushing technological boundaries to efficiently deliver streaming video at massive scale over the internet, and continuously improving and personalizing how content is presented around the globe. 

Netflix Studio Operations is looking to host an intern on its Visual Effects Production, Series, team during Summer 2023.

As an intern, you’ll assist in facilitating production needs and will participate in a program that provides training and development intended to give you the skill set necessary to become a strong candidate for future entry-level positions.

You do not need prior experience to apply; once you submit your application, you’ll receive an email within 1-2 business days inviting you to complete your application by filling out an Airtable form, selecting that you’d like to pursue the "Visual Effects Production" team, and then submitting a 300-word-maximum statement of intent: Write a statement about why you’re interested in Visual Effects Production. Why does content creation appeal to you personally and what do you hope to get out of this internship? 

Visual Effects Production's role is to visually enhance stories in order to bring joy to our viewers and enable the creation of entertainment anywhere for everyone. The Netflix Series VFX department works to support teams across our diverse slate of shows from prep to wrap and facilitates everything from breaking down scripts, budgeting VFX, sourcing VFX talent, reviewing VFX shots and so much more. Our goal is to facilitate the creation of the best possible VFX for our shows and give our content creators the tools they need to bring their stories to life.

We will be accepting applications for this internship until the end of the day Friday, February 10. The application link will direct you to the "Intern, Studio Operations (Summer 2023)" role on the Netflix Career site — please apply there.

Who are you?

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student with authorization to work in the USA and an expected graduation date between December 2023 and June 2024
  • Must have an interest in working in Visual Effects Production
  • Must reside in the Los Angeles area for the duration of the internship (relocation and housing support will be provided, if applicable)
  • Must have basic knowledge of computers and familiarity with software applications such as Google Suite (e.g. Gmail, Docs, Sheets) and Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel)
  • Must be collaborative and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be self-motivated and able to take initiative to work independently
  • Has attention to detail and practices good judgment
  • Curious about learning new technology and workflows
  • Has ability to maintain confidentiality and utmost discretion while being privy to sensitive information
  • Valid driver’s license and access to personal transportation are strongly suggested
  • Note: Selected candidates must comply with federal, state, and local laws with respect to COVID-19 requirements and protocols (including, but not limited to rules regarding masking and vaccines), Netflix policies, and any of the industry return-to-work agreements that govern same

What might you do?

  • Perform Visual Effects Assistant job duties within the department
  • Assist and shadow the Visual Effects Management team in their day-to-day operations
  • Learn Netflix tools and how to operate within the Netflix culture
  • Train with Netflix Management to prepare for possible show assignments
  • Learn the pre-production, production, and wrap/delivery process at Netflix as it pertains to your team
  • Build relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Attend lectures hosted by industry professionals
  • Assist in departmental special events
  • Complete office runs as needed

The Summer Internship

At Netflix, we offer a personalized experience for interns, and our aim is to offer an experience that mimics what it is like to actually work here. We match qualified interns with projects and groups based on interests and skill sets, and fully embed interns within those groups for the summer. Netflix is a unique place to work and we live by our values, so it's worth learning more about our culture.

Internships are paid and are a minimum of 12 weeks, with a choice of a few fixed start dates in May or June to accommodate varying school calendars. Conditions permitting, our summer internships in 2023 for Studio Operations will be located in our Los Angeles, CA, office.

Netflix is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

At Netflix, we carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors to determine internship top of market. We use on market indicators to determine compensation and consider your specific internship team, degree, and years of education to get it right. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary and will also be dependent on your location. 

The overall market range for Netflix Internships in Studio Operations is typically $20/hour - $40/hour.

This market range is based on total compensation (vs. only hourly rate), which includes relocation and housing benefits and is in line with our compensation philosophy. Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.