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ICAD is here to help you become the artist or technical professional you strive to be. The ICAD program is designed to help you learn about the industry and keep you in touch with our facility, resources, and artists.

  • If you want help in achieving your artistic or technical goals, ICAD is a great place to start.
  • If you want your college, university or faculty to do more with a visual effects or digital animation studio, ICAD is a smart place to start.
  • If you want help in landing that artistic or technical job right after college, ICAD is a fantastic place to start!


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Our internship program is designed to benefit you if you're striving for a specific artistic goal or to give you more ideas and help orient you if you're still figuring out what you want to do as an artistic or technical person. Currently we are emphasizing our eight-week summer program that runs from mid-June through mid-August.

The summer program gives you an opportunity to work with fellow interns while being mentored by seasoned Imageworks' artists. During your time, you will work together with others and concurrently building your own artistic or technical skills. For the first few weeks of the internship you will go through the same training courses a newly hired artist is put through. We encourage you to keep an open mind to all the possible career choices on the shot pipeline by providing various speakers, events, and opportunities for you to experience.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks is an Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio dedicated to the art and artistry of visual effects. Our internship program offers students a hands-on opportunity to see how a major visual effects company operates, gain insight into the inner workings of the business and the creative dynamics in the industry, and to participate in exciting projects with a diverse cross-section of talented professionals. Exposure to different disciplines within the company will showcase a wide breadth of perspectives within the field. Additionally, firsthand exposure to the production pipeline and process of digital animation, as well as effects for live action and CG features. Summer terms are a full-time (40 hours per week) commitment consisting of eight weeks on site at Sony Pictures Imageworks (Canada). While the internship is paid, individuals participating in the program will have to provide for their own expenses, including housing and transportation. Interns are welcomed and given access to the facility and all production tools and software. They are provided with a login, workspace & email account. Overall, the goal is to provide a rich experience that can benefit the individual while in school and beyond.

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How to apply

  1. Confirm eligibility
    • This is a paid internship. Individuals must provide for their own expenses, including housing and transportation.
    • Must be eligible to work in Canada. For the duration of your internship, we will require you to provide supporting documentation which confirms your eligibility to work in Canada.
    • Reel must show some proficiency in computer animation, computer graphics, or a related field.
    • Submissions must be original work created solely by the applicant.
  2. Prepare materials in accordance with guidelines

*Interns that require a visa and/or work permit to work in Canada are responsible for obtaining them at their own expense. Programs vary by country, please refer to the applicable government website, or work with an immigration advisor to confirm what programs/permits may be available. Please also note that Sony Pictures Imageworks is unable to sponsor LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) for intern level positions.


Applications will be accepted from November 7, 2016 - January 30, 2017.

  • Deadline for the 2017 Summer Internship is January 30, 2017.
Selection process

Candidates will be notified by March 10, 2017 for the Summer Internship. Selection will be determined by the Sony Pictures ICAD Committee.

Applications Currently Closed Canadian Guidelines