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Announcing the 2024 Summer Learning Program!

We are excited to kick off the 2024 Summer Learning Program (SLP), which provides practical skills and mentorship to members of underrepresented communities who are looking to explore technical careers in animation and visual effects (e.g. R&D Engineer, Pipeline Technical Director, Color Scientist).

The 2024 Summer Learning Program will run from June 16 – August 9, 2024 and include 20 participants from around the globe that identify as a minority or a member of any underrepresented community including BIPOC, Transgender, LGBTQIA+, Women, and Neurodivergent, among others. International applicants are welcome (communication will be in English). Previous experience is not a requirement; beginners are encouraged to apply. We are searching for passionate, dedicated individuals of all skill levels.

Organized by the ASWF Diversity & Inclusion Working Group, the SLP is completely online/remote and includes self-guided online lessons and group sessions with guest speakers. Participants will also matched with an industry professional for one-on-one mentorship. Past mentors have included professionals from DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Netflix, Amazon Web Services, Pixar and Autodesk.

SLP graduates have gone on to pursue technical careers at DreamWorks, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Jellyfish Animation, Microsoft, AWS, Technicolor Creative Studios, and more.

The deadline to apply for the 2024 Summer Learning Program is April 10, 2024. Applicants will be informed of final decisions by May 13, 2024.