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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, School of Rock, Shimmer and Shine, Game Shakers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more! 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.)
  • Archive & Resource Library
  • Casting (Animation/Live Action)
  • Community Outreach
  • Digital Operations
  • Entertainment Lab
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Marketing
  • Live Action Production & Development
  • Music & Talent (Live Action)
  • Post Production
  • Press & Communications
  • Original Movie Development
  • Research
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Special Events
  • Talent Management
  • Talent Development & Outreach
  • Wardrobe

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:

  • Internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate (California).
  • 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.
  •  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. 
  • Internships are open to current, matriculated college juniors, seniors, and recent grads who are still enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting school. Graduate students, MBA candidates, and law school students also accepted.
  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting college/university. 
  • Upon acceptance, we will require a letter from your college/university confirming you are a matriculated junior, senior, graduate student or law student.  Failure to provide this letter 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.