Wētā FX Animation Internship (In Honour of Julie Baines)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Wētā FX Animation Internship (In honour of Julie Baines) for the 2022/23 summer break.

This Internship honours Julie Baines (1993-2020), an animator at Wētā FX. Julie had a lifelong love for filmmaking and was a talented young animator.

This is an amazing opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the world’s top animators and experience Wētā FX’s culture of excellence. We hope that the Wētā FX Animation Internship will inspire other young New Zealand women from diverse backgrounds to live their dreams and pursue digital animation as a career path.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Identify as a woman
  • 18–25 years old
  • New Zealand resident
  • We encourage applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Māori and Pasifika
  • You must be an amateur artist with a passion for Animation, with less than 12 months of professional experience. In other words, you are not eligible if you have worked professionally for more than 1 year in a closely related field.
  • Basic 3D/Maya skills are advantageous

How to Apply

Please ‘apply now’ and include your CV, a link to your portfolio and/or showreel if you have one (it is not a requirement to have a showreel to apply for this scholarship), and a cover letter telling us why you should have this opportunity.

For more information about this opportunity and application tips click here.

Applications close 30 September, 2022

This Internship does not necessarily lead to employment or a contract at Wētā FX

At Wētā FX we celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. We define ourselves by the quality of our work, and we’re striving to build a workplace experience that’s second to none. Here at Wētā FX we value open minds and encourage our crew to be themselves.

We aim to provide a discrimination-free experience, beginning from the moment you apply for a role with us. If there is anything we can do to make the recruitment process easier, please let us know at recruitment@wetafx.co.nz.

Location: Wellington, New Zealand