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Motion Design Internship

The Jumbla internship is a chance for recent graduates to gain first-hand experience in an award-winning animation and motion graphics studio in South Melbourne.

Under the 12-week program, interns will work on a pro-bono project for an Australian charity, from concept to completion.

You’ll rub shoulders with the nation's top short-form animators and learn what working on a 'real-world' brief is really like.

By the end of the program, you can expect a much-improved skillset and a new piece for your showreel.

We receive around 50 applications per intern position, which means we can’t reply to everyone.

However, feel free to keep applying every time you update your showreel, as successful intern candidates are the ones who keep on showing us their increasingly impressive animation abilities.

If you feel you’re not at that level yet and you’d like a helping hand getting there, you may want to try Jumbla Academy on for size.

The 15-week course will help you develop the confidence and competence required to land your dream animation or motion graphics role - just like our internship.

Intern program details:

  • Interns must be available two days per week
  • The program runs for 12 weeks each semester
  • Two spots are up for grabs each semester
  • First semester 2020 intake is open for mid-2020 start

Intern program schedule:

  • Week 1: Style choice and character design
  • Week 2: Mood boards and style frames
  • Week 3: Storyboards and animatics
  • Week 4: Character rigging and asset creation
  • Week 5: Animation principles
  • Week 6: Animation
  • Week 7: Animation
  • Week 8: Animation
  • Week 9: Animation
  • Week 10: Animation feedback and review
  • Week 11: Animation revisions
  • Week 12: SFX


The work

During a Jumbla internship, you won't be treated like slave labour. Instead, we'll guide you through a carefully formulated 12-week program, which aims to build your technical knowledge and speed.

You'll get to work on a real brief and your Australian charity client receives a free animation to promote their worthy cause.

By the end, you'll have the experience and expertise to enter the world of work. Any animation and motion graphics studio would be lucky to have you on board!


Is the internship paid?

No. We don't put our interns on paid projects and we won't make any money from your contribution here either. It's all pro-bono work for Australian charities.

What will I learn?

The internship program is designed to rapidly increase your skills in three main areas - speed, technical knowledge of key software, and working to a client brief.

Will I get a job at the end of it?

Maybe. Around half of our interns land jobs with Jumbla at the end of the program. But this doesn't mean it's a walk in the park. You'll need to impress the pants off us with your motion graphics and animation aptitude as well as your work ethic, attitude, and willingness to learn.

Is Jumbla a scary corporate office environment?

Hell no! In fact, you can discover more about what it's like to work at Jumbla here.

How can my charity get a video?

Please email info@jumbla.com.au with the subject line ‘internship charity video’.

Intern program benefits

  • Create a piece of animation or motion graphics, from concept to completion, for an Australian charity
  • Find out what it's like to work in an award-winning animation and motion graphics studio
  • Be mentored by the industry's top creative talent
  • Gain that all-important studio experience nearly every employer looks for
  • Free coffee, fruit, and games of table tennis/foosball
  • A potential job for the right candidate (no guarantees, but if you’re good you’ll be in with a shot!)

Selection criteria


  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Respond well under pressure and deadlines
  • Passionate, hungry, and energetic
  • Solid work ethic
  • Ready to learn


  • Recent graduate or final year student
  • Have a portfolio of outstanding work
  • Ability to create and execute entire projects (storyboards, style frames, and final design/animation)
  • Ability to articulate ideas and designs
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of a PC work environment


  • You must send us a showreel of your work
  • You must be an Australian or New Zealand resident

How to apply

Check out our website, look at the type of work we do, and decide whether or not you'd be a suitable candidate

If so, please submit your folio/showreel in a digital/online format along with a CV and cover letter to hireme@jumbla.com.au. Write 'intern' in the subject line of your email.

Due to the sheer volume of applications, we can only respond to those progressing to the interview stage.

What's it like to work at Jumbla?

Learn a little about careers at Jumbla here. Or if you love animation, but perhaps you’re not quite ready for this role, checkout Jumbla’s other vacancies here.