Chris Gifford and Valerie Valdes

When Dora the Explorer was originally conceived she wasn’t even a “she”…the original lead was a male rabbit. Hard to imagine now that Dora is perhaps the best-known fictional Latina in the world.

The creators could never have guessed that Dora and the spin-off series Go Diego Go! and Dora and Friends would become global phenomena, but maybe the reason why is actually quite simple: “Dora doesn’t just talk to kids,” Valerie explains. “She engages them. She makes them part of her adventure. She’s their friend.”

Why create a new show for Dora? It’s time for a new adventure.

She may look different, but she’s still our girl.

– Chris Gifford

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Writing Program

Founded in the year 2000, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is a full-time, paid, yearlong development Program for television comedy writers with unique voices and from underrepresented communities. Join us at the studio in Burbank for classes and workshops to sharpen your skills, executive mentorship and networking to build your professional relationships, and the opportunity to work in the iconic live-action and animation writers’ rooms at Nick. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dedicate yourself to the craft of writing and build your career from the ground up.

The Nick Writing Program is not a writing contest – It’s a launching pad for diverse and emerging creatives. If you bring the unique voice and innovative ideas for kids’ and family content, we’ll help you launch a career with all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry for years to come.

We need your talent and perspective, so come tell us your story!

 

Submissions Are Closed for the Year.

 

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Artist Program

We can’t create the most awesome kids’ content in the world without the most awesome artists in the world.

The Nickelodeon Artist Program is a 6-month, paid talent development program for aspiring animation artists.  We seek out talented designers, painters, story artists, and CG artists with diverse voices from underrepresented communities, with the goal of mentoring, developing, and staffing the next generation of inclusive storytellers and content creators.

The Artist Program features three training paths: General Design, Storyboard, and CG Generalist. Each path offers professional development in addition to an apprenticeship on an animated show with exclusive access to directors, supervisors, and lead artists on our productions. 

 

Submissions Are Open!

 

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Intern Program

We’re always on the lookout for fresh new perspectives and voices who are also curious to learn…and be a SPONGE! Come join us and make an impact!

 

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Talent Pipeline Programs

There’s oodles of ways to get in the door at Nickelodeon!

Our Talent Pipeline Programs are mentorship-based incubators designed to bring emerging creators from all walks of life into the studio.