Creative Recruitment and Human Resources Intern - Spring 2020

Santa Monica

Wanted for the Illumination Academy: creative vigilantes, visionaries, story tellers, and banana lovers. Join the company behind DESPICABLE ME, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, and SING. As an intern in the Illumination Academy you will take part in cross company learning, work alongside studio executives, and have a seat at the table in our latest endeavors. 
Illumination is seeking a Creative Recruitment and Human Resources intern for the Spring 2020 semester to work closely with the Creative Recruitment and Human Resources teams. If you’re somebody that loves to influence from behind the scenes, find and build talent pipelines, create company culture, and wants to learn about the business behind the business then this is the internship for you!  

Responsibilities for Creative Recruitment:

    • Champion on-going projects.
    • Update and maintain data in applicant tracking system.
    • Research and collect data for various recruiting initiatives including university outreach, hiring trends, diversity and inclusion, etc. 
    • Update talent trackers.
    • Research out of the box ideas for identifying emerging talent.
    • Assist in facilitation of artistic reviews and interview schedules.
    • Create social media campaigns highlighting company culture.
    • Other duties as assigned. 

Responsibilities for Human Resources:

    • Champion on-going projects through research, collecting data and tracking progress.
    • Assist with the execution and development of employee engagement activities and initiatives.
    • HRIS Data Management, analytics and reporting.
    • Develop a current knowledge of California HR Laws and Regulations.
    • Assist with operational duties including special events, presentations, and studio activities. 
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Availability to work 20-40 hours per week onsite.
    • Must be available for a minimum of 12 weeks.
    • Must be enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting school with a minimum GPA of a 3.0. 
    • Computer Savvy – Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Adobe Suite, Social Media, Lever, Namely, etc.
    • Detail-oriented and organized.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
    • Must enjoy the nuances of communicating with creative disciplines.
    • Must have a passion for the animation industry!
    • Interest in Creative Recruitment and Human Resources. 
Founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, Illumination is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. Recently honored by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, Illumination’s franchises include two of the top-six animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands have grossed more than $4.6 billion worldwide. Illumination is known for our memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance. We are always looking for exceptional talent to collaborate and create with.

Illumination's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Illumination will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.