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WB Animation Studio Business Operations Intern: LA - Summer 2024

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.


Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…


From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.


WB Animation Studio Business Operations Intern: LA - Summer 2024


Application Deadline: Friday, March 15th* 

*Pro Tip: Submit your application as soon as possible – applications could close earlier due to applicant volume!* 



Your New Role 

This internship will be located in the LA area. The selected intern will be expected to join us in the office on a regular cadence based on the intern manager’s in office schedule. 

Home to beloved shows such as TEEN TITANS GO!, BATWHEELS, HARLEY QUINN, ADVENTURE TIME, and CRAIG OF THE CREEK, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios are known for their rich creation of award-winning animation and industry-leading development and production of kids, young adult, and adult entertainment.


The Studio Business Operations team is seeking a highly motivated summer intern to join our team. As a summer intern, you’ll immerse yourself in a series of exciting projects designed to shed light on rapidly evolving business models and content strategies in the animation space.


These projects will involve in-depth research and analysis, focused on the studio’s potential future opportunities in realms such as anime, gaming, and social media. This includes gaining insight into the industry landscape, identifying new intellectual properties, assessing content performance, and exploring ideas for potential partnerships.


You, as the intern, will be the driving force behind these projects, with the opportunity to present your findings to senior executives upon completion of the internship program and make tangible impact to the studio’s future strategy.

Your Role Accountabilities 

  • Conduct analysis of anime, social gaming, and social media industries, create comprehensive presentation materials on the global industry landscape, top content trends, key players and IP, recent business performance, and growth opportunities for the studio.
  • Build case studies to highlight creative success and best practices from other top-forming studios/content brands, summarize learnings and recommendations for the studio.
  • Create strategic frameworks to generate and prioritize potential growth and partnership opportunities for the studio in emerging content areas (anime, social gaming, social media, and others).
  • Support Director and Manager, Studio Business Operations in creating other strategy and content materials as needed.



Qualifications & Experience 

  • A cover letter is required. Please submit your cover letter along with your resume as one PDF.
  • Quick learner, proactive and resilient. Ability to thrive in ambiguity and fast-paced environments.
  • Strong research skills and ability to organize, synthesize and present information.
  • Skilled at creating presentation materials and crafting business narrative using data and charts.
  • Interest in animation is a must!
  • Prior entertainment industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program for the full duration of the internship (proof of enrollment required) 
  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior Undergrad Student (18 years or older) 
  • Must be in academic good standing (3.0 or above GPA) 
  • Warner Bros. Discovery will only consider candidates who are presently authorized to work for any employer in the United States and who will not require work visa sponsorship from Warner Bros. Discovery now or in the future in order to retain their authorization to work in the United States. 


How We Get Things Done 


This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview. 


What to know before applying: 

  • The duration of the summer program regardless of which start/end option is 11 weeks.   
  • Program date options: 
  • Option 1: June 3rd – August 16th  
  • Option 2: June 10th – August 23rd 
  • Interns will be expected to work 35-40 hours per week in a hybrid capacity.   
  • Our internships are paid opportunities with a competitive hourly wage. Credit is not required; however, we will provide the necessary documentation for school credit if desired. Relocation is not provided.   
  • Interviewing will take place from March through mid-April. A WBD team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individual status updates. 



About Our Internship Program 

WBD's Internship Program is designed to nurture students professionally and personally. We attract the country’s boldest and brightest students for paid, for-credit, real-world internship experiences in the entertainment, tech, sports, news and media industries. We offer career-defining opportunities to learn valuable skills that will help you prepare for a successful future.  


Ready to learn more? Here’s what we offer: 

Hands-on work with passionate, talented team members in your field 

Mentorship from some of the industry’s kindest and most passionate entertainment veterans 

Engaging events including professional development seminars, panels with recruiters and former interns, intern-exclusive events, and so much more  

Access to top-level executives and employees through our Speaker Series and Roundtables 

Incredible networking opportunities with industry-leading professionals and a robust intern alumni network 

A creative, collaborative, and inclusive company culture  


What you can expect to take away from the semester: 

Opportunities to develop professionally and uncover skills you didn’t know you had 

The insider scoop on the entertainment industry and what happens behind the scenes 

Relationships that will go beyond your collegiate career 

Real-life experiences that will provide you with the confidence to delve into your next adventure  


In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The rate listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees. Pay Rate: $19 per hour USD for undergrad interns, $25 per hour USD for graduate level interns. 



How We Get Things Done…


This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at  along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.


The Legal Bits…



Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.



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