sirwilliam
Hello all, new member to the forum here. Has anyone here done an internship with Pixar, or knows someone who has? I am seriously considering applying, and I have some questions that I was hoping someone could answer.

Specifically, I am very interested in the Archives Internship. I will provide some info on my background for those who are interested below. But first, my questions.

Does anyone know the pay rate, or could make an educated guess? Is the position full or part-time? Does the company provide housing to interns, or only to the year-long residents? The application mentions that a car is required, which makes me wonder if I would need to live off-site. And if the pay is not high enough and/or the hours too few, that would mean I would need to raise some money to live for those three months in the Bay Area. (Given that I have lived in the Fort Worth area my entire life, I am used to an exponentially lower cost-of-living, lol.)

As for my qualifications (or perhaps lack thereof), I am a PhD student in Texas earning an archival certificate as part of my history degree. I think my chances are slim, as my background isn't in art/art history, but I do study cultural history and popular culture (I intend for my dissertation to be related to the work of Jim Henson). I also got my BA summa cum laude and have several awards/scholarships under my belt, so that is something. I have for several semesters been the President of our chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (the National History Honor Society) and presented research at the last national conference held at Walt Disney World. I scored quite high on the GRE, was awarded the fullest funding package possible, and I am in an advanced program, so overall my academic record is quite good.

I also have a fair bit of musical theatre experience from my grade school and community college days, and I worked retail at the Disney Store for almost one year (I left to return to school), so personality and teamwork-wise I believe I could fit in. Like so many, I have always loved and been fascinated with the work of cultural titans like Disney, Pixar, Jim Henson, and more. I am working hard to combine my historical knowledge and skills with my love for popular culture. I welcome opinions on what chances I may or may not have.
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