Job Details
San Diego (Remote) - ,
Fully Remote
Entry Level
Job Description

Protagonist Games based in San Diego is looking for an organized and detail-oriented Animation Intern for the 2021 summer semester. This internship is for an exciting, new, unannounced game that will have an extensive amount of stylized characters with Motion Capture Animation applied. The ideal candidate should have experience working with both Motion Capture animation as well as creating stylized keyframe animation. Please be willing to submit animation samples if requested.  This internship runs from May through August and is 40 hours per week preferred.  Start and end dates, as well as hours per week, may be flexible on a case by case basis.  Pay rate is $15/hour.



  • Create, edit and implement motion capture data assigned by the Lead Animator or mentor.

  • Weighting and rigging of characters.

  • Additional duties may be assigned.


Requirements & Skills:

  • Proficiency in Autodesk Maya.

  • Experience animating with motion capture editing/cleanup.

  • A strong demo reel that demonstrates knowledge of fundamental animation principles such as weight, timing and posing.



  • Autodesk MotionBuilder.

  • Familiar with video game product development including, but not limited to workflow, tools, in-game 3D animation, pose blending, motion capture and rigging.

  • Spoke experience working on game play and/or interactive animation.