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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. Nickelodeon produces hits like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Casagrandes…just to name a few! Here at Nickelodeon, we don’t have interns. We have “NICKterns”! Rather than just getting coffee and slaving away behind a copy machine, our NICKternship is a true mentorship program where you (insert name here!) will get the chance to immerse yourself in meaningful projects and become a valuable part of the team. Perks to being a NICKtern? Networking with studio executives and artists, having lunch with renown show creators and producers, free movie screenings, nostalgia around every corner and in-depth conversations about your favorite Nick shows, cause, that’s part of your job.

In the famous words of SpongeBob SquarePants, “I’m Ready!” and we hope you are too!


Apply to be a NICKtern in any of the following departments:

  • 2D/3D Animation Productions
  • Animation Development
  • Archives & Resource Library
  • Community Outreach
  • Culture & Digital Community
  • Animation Technology
  • Post Production
  • Learn more about how you can join our Nickelodeon family through our Viacom Campus to Career program!

Application Deadlines

Finding NICKterns is not an easy task! We need plenty of time to match up the right candidate with the right team. That's why we encourage you to submit the application by the deadlines below. For any applications received after the deadline, we will do our best to accommodate, but there is no guarantee that you will be considered for the position.

How to Apply


Ideal Candidate Attributes

  • Be hard-working
  • Be passionate
  • Be creative
  • Be kind
  • Be orange
  • and most importantly...BE AWESOME!

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must meet and comply with ALL of the criteria below to be eligible for any Viacom Internship Program:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate.
  • Proper work authorization is needed to be employed within the United States.
  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 weeks. An extension may be requested by the department following the 10 weeks, but may not overlap with the next internship semester.
  • For Fall and Spring semesters, Interns must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week (16 hours), but some departments may require more than two days. Interns may work no more than 35 hours per week.
  • For Summer semesters, Interns must be available to work full-time, 5 days per week (36-40 hours).
  • Nickelodeon Animation Internships are open to current, matriculated college juniors, seniors, and recent grads who are still enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting or certificate-granting school/university or program. Graduate students, MBA candidates, community college, specialty trade & art school, and law school students also accepted. 
  • Upon acceptance, we will require a letter or proof from your college/university/educational institution confirming your student status. Failure to provide this letter/proof at orientation may result in dismissal for the program.
  • College credit is not required, but we will provide appropriate documentation if necessary and upon request.
  • Please note that we do not offer housing or transportation. Guidance on accommodations is available upon request.


How to Apply

  • To be considered for Nickelodeon’s Internship Program, prospective candidates must apply via the Viacom careers website by visiting  Please click the link at the bottom of the page and follow the prompts. Both resume and cover letter are required.
  • Please note that we are no longer accepting applications, resumes, or cover letters via the inbox.  This inbox should only be used for general internship inquiries only.