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Nick Talent Style keeps talent on brand for events, press, promos, photoshoots and other appearances where they are themselves and generate awareness of the channel; driving tune-in to our programming and enhancing the image of the brand through fashion. The Nick Talent Style team works with each talent to create styles that are true to them and they keep the talent aspirational yet relatable to the audience. The intern will assist stylists with shopping, returning, fittings, and finance - on set, in the office, and/or on the orange carpet. Interns should have a good sense of style and must be detail-oriented.
The Animation Casting Intern works on the Nickelodeon Animation Talent & Casting Team to support their VP, Director, Coordinator, and Assistant. The team oversees all Nickelodeon animated projects from original scripted series, pilots and movies, to digital and promo/short-form content. The intern is expected to assist with preparation for record sessions and auditions, which includes creating binders, highlighting scripts, line counts, making copies and filing paperwork. Interns may also be asked to assist with sitting in on record sessions and taking circle takes (notes).
The Animation Casting Intern will have opportunities to conduct their own talent scouting and bring new ideas to the table through several outlets. They will partner with the other interns from the entire Talent Department to find emerging talent to share with the team bi-weekly. In addition to this, they will get the chance to research fun and exciting facts about our current Nickelodeon talent to share through social media.
The Live-Action Casting Intern works on the Nickelodeon Live-Action Team to support their VP, Sr Director, Coordinator, and Assistant. The team oversees all Nickelodeon projects with real people (no animation) from original scripted series, pilots and movies, to unscripted, to digital and promo/short-form. The intern is expected to assist with preparation for auditions, which includes creating session sheets, printing headshots and resumes, prepping the audition room, and setting up or running camera & lighting equipment. Interns will also learn how to utilize Breakdown Express to upload auditions, search for talent, and create links. They will become familiar with IMDBPro and StudioSystem, both of which the team frequently uses to research actors and industry professionals. Familiarity with these programs, as well as iMovie, is a plus but not required.
The team empowers their interns to be creative and bring new ideas to the table by searching digital and traditional platforms for new and emerging talent. Interns will partner with their East Coast counterpart to create a weekly or bi-weekly newsletter with relevant industry news, updates on young actors, and their own scouting discoveries. This is a great opportunity for them to show the team their eye for talent and bring fresh ideas to the table. Interns may also be asked to assist with live events such as open casting calls and Nickelodeon awards shows.
Communications/Public Relations communicates the company's strategic vision both externally and internally; and generates awareness of the channel, driving tune-in to our programming and enhancing the image of our brands through media outreach. They connect with our audiences by telling compelling, consistent and profound stories that ultimately build brand advocacy. They draft press releases, pitch letters, tune-in alerts, programming notes, press strategies and more. These teams may also assist with talent press days, red carpet events and tentpoles.
Love the world of storytelling? So do we! An internship at Nickelodeon can launch you on an exciting, fun-filled career in children’s entertainment. When people think about an internship, they envision just getting coffee and slaving away behind a copy machine where everyone knows you as "The Intern.” Here at Nickelodeon, we know your name and we view our internship as a true mentorship program where you (insert your name here!) will get the chance to immerse yourself in meaningful projects; where you will feel like a valuable part of team…because you are! Here, we call our interns "NICKterns," and if you get coffee it will be for yourself! Some perks to being a NICKtern? Networking with studio executives and artists, having lunch with renown show creators and producers, going to free movie screenings, and so much more.
Apply to be a NICKtern in any of the following departments:
- Animation Productions
- Animation Development (Nick/Nick Jr.)
- Live Action Production & Development
- Music & Talent (Live Action)
- Original Movie Development
- Special Events